Monday, March 12, 2012



Looking for interested 14–17-year-olds who would like to perform in the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's High School Acting Company productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Much Ado About Nothing and work with the CSC professional company's summer productions of Romeo and Juliet and Pride and Prejudice.

High School Company members will work with CSC's professional artists and teachers in a combination performance/apprenticeship/training experience.

WHEN: Begin June 2, 2012 and occur Saturday and Sunday afternoons through July 15
Ellicott City, MD

WHEN: July 17 and 18 (
Rain dates for performances will be July 23 and 24)

WHERE: The mainstage at the Patapsco Female Institute.

TUITION: There is a $450 activity fee to cover the cost of two teaching artists and technical requirements. A limited number of need-based scholarships (partial or full) are available. Please contact us for more information.

If you have any questions or would like an application, please contact Patrick Kilpatrick at, or at 410.313.8874.

Members will work in support of CSC's summer production attending at least 6 performances weekends from July 8 through July 29. This gives the High School Company members the unique experience of working directly with our professional cast and crew, learning first hand what it is like to work on a large scale professional outdoor production.

Workshops and training sessions are included during the rehearsal period, so there is no need to fear if your student does not have previous acting experience; this program is meant for everybody from the stage veteran to the student who just wants to dip their toes in the water.

THERE IS NO AUDITION FOR THIS PROGRAM. We feel strongly that participation in this program should not be based on a 60 second monologue. Toward that end, the first 40 applications received with payment will be accepted. At the first rehearsal casting will take place with company members literally drawing character names from a hat. If these students continue acting into their future, they will learn the competitive side of the business soon enough; that is not the point of this program. We want to get kids excited about Shakespeare!