Short Shakes

Short Shakes Much Ado 2013
The cast of Short Shakes “Much Ado About Nothing” 2013.

Short Shakes at Seattle Shakespeare Company is more than just putting on a play, it is an experience that fosters compassion, creates better listeners, promotes critical thinking, and develops courage. And it’s a whole lot of fun with new friends. Who knew a play could do all that?

You will audition, rehearse, and perform your own classic play. Seattle theatre professionals lead a seven-week process that culminates in three performances. All the while, you’ll make friends, learn about Shakespeare’s language, discover basic acting concepts and techniques, hone your comedy skills, and step into roles that may stretch you, but in a good way.

Fall Short Shakes: The Comedy of Errors

by William Shakespeare
Directed by Michelle Burce
September 9 – October 6, 2015

A fast and funny comedy filled with mixed up mayhem. Two sets of twins cross paths without realizing it, causing confusion and misunderstanding until they finally re-unite with their long-lost family members. This shortened production will perform on the same set as the mainstage Comedy of Errors, at the Leo K Theatre.

Ages: 11-17

Enrollment Fee: $300 (Early Enrollment discount $275 before August 1)
Enrollment Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2015

Start Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 5:00pm
Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays 4:00-8:00pm, Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-8:00pm
Rehearsal Location: Seattle Center

Performances: October 5th and 6th at 7:00pm in the Leo K Theatre at Seattle Rep.

Enroll Today

Spring Short Shakes: Romeo & Juliet

by William Shakespeare
February 28 – April 17, 2016

In the midst of an ancient family feud, Romeo and Juliet meet and fall in love, but these star-crossed lovers are thwarted at every turn. This classic story is a swashbuckling drama, and the greatest love story ever told. Our production will be performed on the set of SSC’s touring production of Romeo and Juliet.

Ages: 11-17

Enrollment Fee: $315 (Early Enrollment discount $275 before January 1)
Enrollment Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016

Start Date: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 6:00pm
Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00-8:30pm
Rehearsal Location: Seattle Center

Performances: April 14 at 7:00pm, April 16 at 11am, and April 17 at 2:00pm at the Center Theatre.

Enroll Today