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2013-14 Classroom Residencies
One of our highly trained teaching artists (professional actors and directors) will transform your classroom into a Shakespearean stage. Utilizing our specially designed curriculum, our teaching artists will engage your students in in-depth activities, exploring and enhancing their understanding of the play.

Over the course of a week, students will perfect their scenes using intensive theatre training sessions such as: character development, period movement, fight combat, and performance preparation. All activities have been expertly created to inspire and involve the whole class in crucial aspects of Shakespearean performance, based on theatre arts elements, and the Pennsylvania State and Common Core Standards for reading, performance, and literary interpretation. Each residency is supplemented with optional projects, investigations, and assignments that integrate with and extend The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre’s curriculum.
Residencies are available for the following plays:
  • Hamlet
  • Macbeth
  • Othello
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Julius Caesar
  • Romeo & Juliet
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Twelfth Night
Pricing for Residencies:
1 Class - $600 per residency
2-5 Classes - $550 per residency
6-10 Classes - $525 per residency
11+ Classes - $500 per residency
Residencies are available throughout the school year. To request a residency, fill out our online form here.
For more information or to register for any of The Open Door Project programs contact Rebekah Wilcox at 215-496-9722 ext 103.
Some of the schools that have taken advantage of the residency program include:
  • Archbishop Ryan High School
  • Elkins Park Middle School
  • Nueva Esperanza Academy Charter High School
  • Farrell Elementary School
  • Franklin Learning Center
  • Germantown High School
  • Greenfield Elementary School
  • Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
  • Lower Cape May Regional High School
  • Northeast High School