Sunday, May 04, 2008



Calling all New York City Teenagers!

Are you a New York City teenager who is interested in the arts, theater or poetry? Do you enjoy acting onstage and meeting new people? Are you looking for something fun and rewarding to do during your summer vacation?

How about a FREE SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP in the heart of the East Village!

If you, or someone you know, is a teenager (ages 13-19) who lives in one of the Five Boroughs, then the
Public Theater's Shakespeare Lab Jr. program is right for you.

Located near Astor Place in the heart of the East Village, Shakespeare Lab Jr. is an intensive summer workshop program for highly motivated young people entering grades 9-12. Participants spend 5 action-packed days inside the world-famous Public Theater working with our energetic staff of professional teaching artists to engage in a unique and exciting exploration of history's most famous playwright—William Shakespeare.

Over the course of one full week, participants will gather inside the Public Theater's landmark building to:

EXPLORE Shakespeare's most powerful plays, plots, themes and characters;

PLAY theater games and interact with their peers in a safe environment;

LEARN acting, movement and voice skills;
WRITE and perform their very own sonnets!
Participants who complete the program will have the chance to:

PERFORM onstage at the Public Theater for family and friends!

JOIN Summer Shake Up: a special one-day event at the famous Delacorte Theater in Central Park home of the world renowned "Shakespeare in the Park". Exclusive backstage tour of the theater, workshop with Public Theater Artists, and a free box lunch.

GET FREE TICKETS to see the Public Theater's highly anticipated production of Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park (participants get 2 free tickets without having to wait in line!)

PLUS a special NEW program: SUMMER SHAKEUP -- a special visit to the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, home of the world-famous "Shakespeare in the Park." Games, workshops, activities, a free lunch, and a chance to act on one of the most important Shakespeare stages in the world.

Shakespeare Lab Jr. is FREE, and is open to students in New York City. Workshops take place August 11-15 and August 18-22, Monday through Friday. Participants may choose between a morning session (9:30-1:30pm) and an afternoon session (2:30-6:30pm).

Register ONLINE Today!

If you are registering a GROUP —

If you are registering as an individual —

"I am much more confident about my speaking now and this will definitely help me out when I speak and present projects" -Ohahida Arabi, Shakespeare Lab Jr. participant

"What I liked most about the workshop is how you were able to meet new people and interact in a safe environment, learning Shakespeare in a fun way." -Kelsey Knutsen, Shakespeare Lab Jr. participant

"This workshop gave (my daughter) the confidence she needed to tackle Shakespeare!" -parent of participant, Sarah Gaines

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