In residence at the Forest of Arden Youth Studio at Charlestown Working Theater, ASP offers year-round opportunities for young people of all backgrounds to perform, create, and form community with each other. Propose projects, develop artistic and leadership skills, and just have fun!
Tuition: $400 (unless otherwise noted); some scholarships available.
The Julius Caesar Project
September 18 – December 16, 2017
A piece of original theater taking Shakespeare’s political tragedy Julius Caesar as the launching point, with youth interacting along the way with the artists working on our all-female professional production. Artists from all disciplines welcome!
A Co-Production with the Charlestown Working Theater Advanced Youth Ensemble
January 15 – April 8, 2018
Shipwrecked in Illyria, Viola disguises herself as a man to ward off danger, fearing her twin brother dead. One of Shakespeare’s most memorable heroines navigates through misplaced passions, troublemaking knights, and an unruly household, on the way to discovering love.
Shakespeare Fan Fiction Arts Festival
April – June, 2018
Submission Deadline: Feb 1, 2018
ASP Youth will curate a festival of art and drama inspired by Shakespeare’s works. Staged readings, music, dance, film and visual art may all be featured–what’s your passion?
Youth Freestyle: Arden Drop-in Sessions
Have a project to develop or just need a place to play in? The Forest of Arden Youth Studio is available for use outside of program hours. Let us know what you need!
Summer Youth Intensive 2018
Title and Director TBD
This month-long intensive is entering its eighth year and culminates in a fully mounted production of a Shakespeare play. Teens of all experience welcome and encouraged to apply.