Short Shakes is more than just putting on a play, it is an experience that fosters compassion and promotes critical thinking, all while having fun with new friends! Students age 11 – 17 will audition, rehearse, and perform a classic play, led by Seattle theater professionals. Our seven-week process ends with performances our on main stage professional set!
Spring 2020 Short Shakes: Macbeth
The world is torn apart by war, and a military leader’s rapid rise to power is foretold by a trio of witches. Conspiring with his ambitious wife, Macbeth begins a seemingly endless chain of grisly murders to further the couple’s own ambitions. But guilt and suspicion plunge their lives into madness, driving the pair down a path of destruction that ultimately leads to a ruin of their own making.
Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy is a haunting story of ambition and its dark consequences. Magic, witches, secrets, and intrigue shroud this haunting tale like a dark cloak. Step by bloody step, we surrender to Shakespeare’s supernatural examination of murder, moral disorder, and fear.
Enrollment Fee: $375 ($330 early-bird before January 1st)
Enrollment Deadline: Friday March 6, 2020
Start Date: March 22, 2020 at 6:00pm
Rehearsal schedule: Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays from 6:00-8:30 pm until May 10, 2020. NOTE: The week of April 12-18 will be OFF due to spring break. Rehearsals will resume April 19th. We will have one Tuesday tech rehearsal on May 5th, and no rehearsal on May 6th.
Performances: Monday, May 11th and Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 at 7:00pm
Please note: Please include the name of your student and date of birth in the comments section during checkout.
Financial aid is available to first-time and low-income students. Please email our Education Department for a discount code.