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!

Act One and Groundlings Programs

Student Acting Classes for 3rd-12th Grade

3rd—5th Graders

ACT ONE, Elementary Theatre Class

Got a young one interested in theatre? Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's ACT ONE is the perfect place to start! Using theatre games, improvisation and 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 playing on the stage to stage combat, with an emphasis on creative collaboration and teamwork. All classes take place on premises of the beautiful Otto M. Budig Theatre AND this group of students will get to perform at CSC's 2018 PROJECT38 Festival, a weekend long festival featuring students from all over the area! When it comes to the world of theatre, there’s no better place to start than Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.

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



  1. March 10, 2018
  2. March 17
  3. March 24
  4. April 7
  5. April 14- Performance at PROJECT38

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

Cost is $115/semester.

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



  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



  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.

Monday Funday

For Adults and Teens

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!

Master Class Monday

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

Melee Monday

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.

Maker's Monday

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!

2017-2018 Schedule

All classes begin at 7pm and last approx. 90-120 minutes
All programs take place at The Otto M. Budig Theater, 1195 Elm Street


Monday Nov. 6- Masterclass Monday Topic: Chakras- ENDED

Monday Nov. 13- Melee Monday Topic: Swashbuckling- ENDED

Monday Nov. 20- Maker's Monday Topic: Harvest Centerpieces- ENDED

Monday Nov. 27- Movie Monday Title: The Taming of the Shrew (Globe Theater) - Register Now


Monday Dec. 4- Masterclass Monday Topic: Audition Techniques- ENDED

Monday Dec. 11- Melee Monday Topic: Hand to Hand Combat- ENDED

Monday Dec. 18- Maker's Monday Topic: Holiday Craft Party- ENDED

No Movie Monday this month


Monday Jan. 8- Melee Monday Topic: Knife Fighting- ENDED

Monday Jan. 15- Maker's Monday Topic: Paper-craft Valentines- ENDED


Monday Feb. 5- Masterclass Monday Topic: Scene Study Crash Course- ENDED

Monday Feb. 12- Melee Monday Topic: Rapier and Dagger- ENDED

Monday Feb. 19- Maker's Monday Topic: Tapestry Tie Dye- ENDED


Monday Mar. 5- Masterclass Monday Topic: Creating Physicality- ENDED

Monday Mar. 12- Melee Monday Topic: Found Objects- ENDED

Monday Mar. 19- Maker's Monday Topic: Handkerchief Embroidery- ENDED


Monday Apr. 2- Masterclass Monday Topic: Dialects- ENDED

Monday Apr. 9- Melee Monday Topic: Contemporary Violence- ENDED

Monday Apr. 16- Maker's Monday Topic: Building a Planter Box- ENDED



Monday May 7- Masterclass Monday Topic: Directing- Register Now

Monday May 14- Melee Monday Topic: Tumbles and Falls- Register Now

Monday May 21- Maker's Monday Topic: Nail and String Art- Register Now