In 2018, Boston Theater Company will be touring two professional Shakespeare shows to schools throughout Massachusetts. BTC provides all aspects of the production! We bring a cast of professional actors to your institution and we adapt to any size audience, from a large auditorium to a small classroom. All performances have a complimentary talkback session afterwards. Our touring productions are available in February and April.
BTC will be touring our signature unique female-driven production of Hamlet. Our dynamic ensemble of professional actors retells this rich story with a new twist. A handful of the roles are reversed gender. We have carefully crafted this script to showcase powerful women while maintaining the show's original themes
BTC will be showcasing one of Shakespeare's classic laugh-out-loud comedies! Our team honors Shakespeare’s hilarious text while bringing a fresh, modern take to this beloved story
An upbeat introduction to theatre through the works of Shakespeare! Students will learn about sound, movement, and characterization and apply these new tools to create a tempest of their own right in their classroom using only their bodies, voices, and imaginations! This workshop makes Shakespeare’s stories and text exciting, accessible, and understandable to younger students. Perfect for your classroom or theatre space.
Recommended for groups of 12-15. GRADES 1-6
This workshop is designed to get the students on their feet, experiencing the text through the eyes of the characters. We begin with movement and ensemble work, which guide the students towards getting the characters in their body, and then segue into detailed text analysis of a certain scene or passage -- of your choosing! -- with an eye towards the characters' objectives and given circumstances. We then work together to develop an ensemble approach to the scene that physicalizes the characters' journey through that scene. This process-oriented approach allows an inside-out look at Shakespeare's language and encourages a collaborative artistic look at his stories.
Requires room to move, recommended for groups of 10-20. GRADES 7-12
This workshop offers students the opportunity to develop their own 'concept' for the performance of a Shakespeare text, taking on the different perspectives of the actor, the director, and the designer. Ensemble exercises will help guide the students to a deep understanding of the chosen piece of text; then, each small group of students will determine the theme or idea they believe is at the core of the text. The teams will collaborate to 'produce' the scene in a unique way that brings their chosen theme to life! Students will discover how to enact and reflect on the type of theatrical choices that the members of a production team make to illuminate the themes of the work.
Recommended for groups of 12-25. GRADES 7-12
We currently offer our grades 7-12 workshops focusing on the following works: Hamlet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Twelfth Night
Don’t see your favorite work? Talk to us about developing a workshop for another script! Our workshops are available in 60-, 90-, or 120-minute formats. For more information about bringing Boston Theater Company to your school or institution, contact Sophie at Education@BostonTheaterCompany.org.
Teen Touring Troupe
Teen Touring Troupe
Boston Theater Company’s Teen Touring Troupe is an exciting opportunity for young, committed actors in grades 7-12 to sharpen their performance skills, gain professional touring experience, and grow in a supportive ensemble. Actors will work intensively with director/teaching-artist Sophie Rich on the performance of a Shakespeare play, and will also have the opportunity to learn from other Boston-area professionals in master classes. Throughout our process, we will focus on creating and sustaining a nuanced character, analyzing text, activating the body and the voice, and collaborating as a team both on- and off-stage. We will tour our production to 6 locations all around the Boston area, from schools and libraries to parks and community centers!
For the audition, we would like you to bring in:
- A headshot or snapshot and resume
- A memorized 1-2 minute monologue from a play
- A Shakespeare sonnet, which will be sent to you upon scheduling an audition
- Be prepared to take direction and have fun!
Tuition for TTT is $400 per student. Scholarships available! We will never deny a student an educational opportunity because of concerns around tuition.
For information or questions about auditions, please contact Sophie Rich at Education@BostonTheaterCompany.org.