Short Shakes

“Not only have I learned a lot of things in this program that have specifically benefited my life, I’ve also learned things that I can pass on to other students. Which is amazing.”

– Short Shakes Graduate

Short Shakes is an after-school program that equips students to rehearse and perform their own (shortened) version of a classic play! Directed by a professional artist, students dig into the language, develop their characters, and ultimately perform on the main Seattle Shakespeare stage!

The Short Shakes play is usually being performed in parallel by a professional cast, so the students get to share a set, and enjoy a company potluck where they get to meet their adult counterpart, and talk all things acting over a shared dinner! Older students are invested in mentoring younger ones, as the professionals invest in them. Short Shakes is a unique opportunity to act out your student’s dreams!

In spring 2021, there will not be a traditional Short Shakes production, but we are developing other options for online classes! Check back in the winter (of 2020) for more information.