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

In spring 2022, there will not be a Short Shakes production.
Check back here in fall 2022 for more information about Short Shakes programming.

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 teaching artist, students dig into the language, develop their characters, and ultimately perform on the main Seattle Shakespeare stage.

The Short Shakes play is often a shortened version of the play being performed on the main stage. Students get to share the same set and enjoy a company potluck dinner where they can meet and talk with the adult counterparts playing the same roles. 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 here for more information.