Classes

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company offers a variety of educational experiences for all ages taught by CSC Resident Actors including our prestigious Groundlings and Groundlings Junior programs. Class takes place at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s brand new location at The Otto M. Budig Theater!

MONDAY FUNDAY

Adult and Teen Classes

For Adults and Teens

MONDAY FUNDAY

This debut season, the “M” in Otto M. Budig Theater stands for Mondays! Our new theater is just too amazing not to use as much as we can. So EVERY Monday this season at 7pm you can come on down to CSC to explore a variety of fun, fascinating, fabulous activities!

The first Monday of the month is Masterclass Monday. A member of the CSC ensemble will guide you through a hands on workshop on there are of theatrical expertise. Explore topics such as Voice, Movement, Audition Techniques, and many more.

Register Now for October's Masterclass Monday- Voice for Life on Oct. 2

The second Monday of the month is Melee Monday with our new “Fight to Fit” program. CSC Fight choreographer Gina Cerimele-Mechley provides a fitness experience unlike any other, with workouts all built around the art of Stage Combat.

Register Now for October's Melee Monday- Quarterstaffs on Oct. 9

The third Monday of the month is Maker’s Monday. For the artsy and craftsy among you, Maker’s Monday gives you an opportunity explore the production side of theatre with our talented Resident Designers by making something of your own!

Register Now for October's Maker's Monday- Halloween Make-Up on Oct. 16

The final Monday of the month is Movie Monday. Come enjoy your favorite Shakespeare and Shakespeare adjacent movies, with occasional special screenings of productions from The Globe and RSC.

Register Now for October's Movie Monday- Titus Andronicus from The Globe on Oct. 30

These programs take place at The Otto M. Budig Theater.

7pm (length varies, approx. 90 minutes)

REMAINING SEPTEMBER PROGRAM:
Sep. 25- Movie Monday, Film: The Merchant of Venice

This hit production from The Globe recently toured the world to glowing reviews and sold-out houses. Featuring Jonathon Pryce (recently of Game of Thrones) in the ever-controversial role of Shylock, Merchant of Venice paints a startling and complex picture of societal bigotry and its consequences. Arrive at 6:40 for a brief pre-screening discussion with company member Jeremy Dubin on The Merchant of Venice and Anti-Semitism.

Register Now for September's Movie Monday- The Merchant of Venice from The Globe

ACT ONE

Elementary Theatre Classes

3rd-5th Graders

ACT ONE

Got a young one interested in theatre? ACT ONE is the perfect place to start! Using theatre games, improvisation and other techniques, ACT ONE familiarizes younger students with the fundamentals of performance in an energized, fun-filled environment. Students work with professional actors from the CSC ensemble, learning about everything from voice work to stage combat, with an emphasis on creative collaboration and teamwork. All classes take place on premises of the beautiful Otto M. Budig Theatre, where there will even be opportunities to observe professional rehearsals of upcoming CSC productions! When it comes to the world of theatre, there’s no better place to start than ACT ONE.

This class takes place at The Otto M. Budig Theater.
Instructor: Kyle Brumley

9:30-11AM

FIRST SEMESTER
September 23
September 30
October 14
October 21
October 28
November 4
November 18
December 2

This class meets for 8 sessions in the fall semester and 8 sessions in the spring semester on Saturdays, 9:30-11am. Students are encouraged but not required to participate in both semesters. Cost is $185/semester.

Groundlings Program

Teen Acting Classes

6th—9th Graders

Groundlings Junior, Shakespeare Acting

This is an acting class for 6th-9th grade students who are interested in furthering their acting skills and understanding of Shakespeare. The emphasis of the program will be on learning basic acting skills, working together as an ensemble, and speaking Shakespeare’s text. Workshops on movement, voice, text analysis, character development, and Shakespearean performance will take place throughout the program. By working together through theatre games and scene work, actors in the program will experience the excitement of the artistic process.

This class takes place at The Otto M. Budig Theater.
Instructors: Kyle Brumley and Miranda McGee

6-8:30pm

FALL SEMESTER

  1. September 17, 2017
  2. September 24
  3. October 1
  4. October 15
  5. October 22
  6. October 29
  7. November 5
  8. November 19

SPRING SEMESTER

  1. January 28, 2018
  2. February 4
  3. February 11
  4. March 4
  5. March 11
  6. March 18
  7. March 25
  8. April 8

Final performance during PROJECT38 Festival weekend April 12-15, 2018.

This class meets for 8 sessions in the fall semester and 8 sessions in the spring semester on Sundays, 6-8:30pm. Students are encouraged but not required to participate in both semesters. Cost is $295/semester.

10th—12th Graders

Groundlings, Shakespeare Acting

This is an acting ensemble developed to provide 10th-12th grade students with the opportunity to learn performance techniques from professional actors while studying Shakespeare and his texts. This 20-week acting-intensive program includes workshops, text analysis, and training in both voice and movement. CSC’s Groundlings provides students with the tools they need to develop their acting talents in a fun and nurturing environment.

This program is audition only for NEW members.

This class takes place at The Otto M. Budig Theater.
Instructors: Jeremy Dubin and Sara Clark

9-11:30am

FALL SEMESTER

  1. September 16, 2017
  2. September 23
  3. September 30
  4. October 14
  5. October 21
  6. October 28
  7. November 4
  8. November 18
  9. December 2
  10. December 9

SPRING SEMESTER

  1. January 6, 2018
  2. January 13
  3. February 3
  4. February 17
  5. February 24
  6. March 10
  7. March 17
  8. March 24
  9. March 31
  10. April 7

Final performance during PROJECT38 Festival weekend April 12-15, 2018.

This class meets for 10 sessions in the fall semester and 10 sessions in the spring semester on Saturdays 9-11:30am. Students are required to participate in both semesters. Cost is $375/semester.