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.
Spring 2019 Short Shakes: As You Like It
by William Shakespeare
Seeking her exiled father and escape from an oppressive court, Rosalind, disguised as a boy, flees with her cousin Celia and a clown to the Forest of Arden. But the woods offer not only freedom, but a motley crew of characters and the chance to experience life and love with a fellow outcast, Orlando, from a whole new perspective. Wise fools, a magical forest, cross-dressing, young love…and wrestling! As You Like It has all the elements that make a Shakespeare play so much fun. Students will perform on our main stage!
Enrollment Fee: $375 ($315 early-bird before January 1st)
Enrollment Deadline: March 1, 2019
Start Date: March 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm
Rehearsal schedule: Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30 pm until May 5, 2018.
Note: The week of April 7-13 will be OFF due to spring break. Rehearsals will resume April 14th.
Technical rehearsals: Sunday 4/28, Monday 4/29, Tuesday 4/30, (Off Wed 5/1) Sunday 5/5
Players Feast: Saturday May 4 from 4:30-6:00 pm
Performances: Monday, May 6 and Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm