On Tour to Your School
Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s touring company tour Shakespeare plays each year. These productions clock in under two hours, and the touring company can perform in almost any space (approximately 20’ x 20’), including gyms, theaters, and libraries. The show concludes with a question-and-answer session to allow the students to talk with the actors and gain new insight into the play.
2022-2023 School Year:
ROMEO AND JULIET
Shakespeare's beloved tragedy of young love and the powers of prejudice that threaten to undo it.
Available: Jan. 30, 2023- May 28, 2023
Shakespeare's supernatural thriller about free will and the price of ambition.
Available: March 6, 2023- May 28, 2023
In Your Classroom
Workshops and Residencies
Available September 1, 2022- May 28, 2023
Get your students out from behind their desks and up on their feet with exercises and activities led by professional actors and teaching artists from CSC. Our workshops allow students to examine literature from the inside out, giving them the opportunity to direct a scene, stage a fight, and so much more. Choose from a catalog of workshops, or let us design a custom experience tailored to your particular classroom needs.
RUNNING TIME: One class period up to one full day. Residencies of multiple days/weeks are available—please call to discuss.
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: 5th grade and up
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE SIZE: Varies, call to discuss
COST: $100 and up, depending on length of program and classroom size. Package discounts will apply when adding a workshop to an educational matinee and/or touring company performance!
45 Minute Shakespeare Express
Available: March 20, 2023- May 28, 2023
Bring the irreplaceable electricity of live performance not only into your school, but right into your classroom! Shakespeare Express offers condensed, interactive versions of some of Shakespeare’s most popular curriculum titles.
For 2023, we are presenting "Much Ado About YOU". Students will experience the tale of Beatrice and Benedick: They are the perfect match, but it’s too bad they can’t stand each other. When their war of wits comes to a head, their friends decide there is only one thing to be done- trick the hapless couple into falling hopelessly in love. They set in motion a series of plots, pranks, plans, and ploys all designed to bring them together! Updated for students of today, they will recognize themselves in the characters and learn it is all Much Ado About YOU!
These bell-length performances are specifically designed to fit within your classroom and your class period, requiring no more preparation than sliding around a few desks. There’s even time for an actor-led discussion and Q&A following the show. Bringing Shakespeare to your school has never been easier.
RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes (fits into your regular class schedule)
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE: 4th grade and up
RECOMMENDED AUDIENCE SIZE: Up to 150 depending on performance space
COST: $450 per performance, $350 for each additional performance on the same day