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2013/14 Season Announcement!

For main-stage shows and workshops, call for more information or to book: 416-703-4881

- Hamlet's 100 Worries - November 25-29, 2013 Kaleb Alexander Photo: SIA

Main Stage:
Hamlet
Shakespeare meets shadow puppetry
December 2-6, 2013
Kaleb Alexander
Photo: SIA

Double Tragedy: - Romeo & Juliet -  March 31 - April 11, 2014 L-R: Kaleb Alexander and Shaina Silver-Baird Photo: Joel Charlebois

Main Stage:
Double Tragedy: Romeo & Juliet
March 31 – April 11, 2014
L-R: Kaleb Alexander and Shaina Silver-Baird
Photo: Joel Charlebois

Double Tragedy: - Macbeth -  March 31 - April 11, 2014 T-B: David Shelley and Kaleb Alexander Photo: Joel Charlebois

Main Stage:
Double Tragedy: Macbeth
March 31 – April 11, 2014
T-B: David Shelley and Kaleb Alexander
Photo: Joel Charlebois

On Tour: - Shakespeare Alive -  November 4 - 15. 2013 and April 28 - May 9, 2014 L-R: Kaleb Alexander, Shaina Silver-Baird, and Marcel Stewart Photo: SIA

On Tour:
Shakespeare Alive
November 4 – 15, 2013 & April 28 – May 9, 2014
Click here to read reviews!
L-R: Kaleb Alexander, Shaina Silver-Baird, and Marcel Stewart
Photo: SIA

In the Classroom: - Workshops & Residencies -  September - July Photo: SIA

In the Classroom:
Workshops & Residencies
September – July
Click here to see us on the TDSB site!
Photo: SIA

In the Community: - Shakespeare Without Fear in the Classroom - Artistic Director Michael Kelly @ York U. July 8 - 10, 2013

In the Community:
– Shakespeare Without Fear in the Classroom –
Artistic Director Michael Kelly @ York U.
Click here to learn more or register.
July 8 – 10, 2013

In the Community: - Word on the Street Toronto -  September 22, 2013

In the Community:
Word on the Street Toronto
September 22, 2013

In the Community: - Council of Ontario Drama & Dance Educators Conference - October 18 - 20, 2013

In the Community:
– Council of Ontario Drama & Dance Educators Conference –
Click here to learn more!
October 18 – 20, 2013

In the Community: - TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club -  Fall, Winter, Spring Photo: SIA

In the Community:
TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club
Fall, Winter, Spring
Click here to see a photo essay!
Photo: SIA

Shakespeare Alive

Got a case of the school-day blues? Work-day blues? Well, ‘as good luck would have it’ (The Merry Wives of Windsor, III. v), we’ve got just the thing for you. An instant pick-me-up called SHAKESPEARE ALIVE…coming soon to a school theatre, gymnasium and classroom near you!

  • Tour dates: April 29th – May 10th, 2013
  • Location: elementary and secondary schools across Ontario
  • Grades 4-12
  • 2 daily performances at 10am and 2pm

Have a sneak preview:

Shakespeare In Action proudly presents SHAKESPEARE ALIVE – an affordable, interactive touring performance for Ontario school students, grades 4-12. Brought to you by three professional actors, this 75-minute presentation features sketches of Shakespeare’s life and times, as well as acted scenes from the plays. Choose from 4 of the Bard’s most famous works – Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Hamlet.

SHAKESPEARE ALIVE is both a theatrical experience and an educational opportunity. It brings professional theatre into schools, allowing students to develop an understanding and appreciation for Shakespeare’s works. It rekindles in them, the spark and excitement of storytelling that is at the very root of the plays. By giving them a chance to speak up and engage with the actors, students are able to break through the Elizabethan language barrier!

The tour is on LIMITED ENGAGEMENT. Register NOW to reserve your spot by visiting the website here, by emailing education@shakespeareinaction.org, OR by calling 416-703-4881

[WARNING: Watching a performance of Shakespeare Alive may include side effects of having fun, student participation, and sudden outbursts of Elizabethan speech]

– by Vineeta

Photos from The Shakespeare Challenge 2013!

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The Shakespeare Challenge brought together 10 champions from the GTA community who joined forces, raised funds, and rehearsed The Tempest with Shakespeare in Action’s Founding Artistic Director, Michael Kelly.

They all stepped into the spotlight for the gala performance on Saturday, February 23rd, at the historic Arts & Letters Club of Toronto.

All proceeds support access to the arts through Shakespeare in Action’s ticket subsidy program, TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club, and Shakespeare Fight Club.

Congratulations to everyone!

Adopt-A-School Program

Shakespeare in Action is proud to announce its Adopt-A-School Program!!

Z - Shakespeare in Action - Summer Camps 2012 - Kids - As You Like It - Practicing the Final Bow with Director Sascha Cole

I know what you are thinking… What IS the Adopt-A-School Program?

The Adopt-A-School Program is an accessibility program that allows children from ages 7-12 in your neighborhood schools to engage with Shakespeare’s plays in a unique way that demystifies the language and brings Shakespeare alive!

The primary goal of this program is to provide access to the arts. Shakespeare In Action works directly in your local school with an entire grade group or even with the entire school. We customize each program to meet the school’s needs. In 2012 we reached over 16,000 youth and 1000 families across the GTA through our performance, education and outreach programs.

All of our programming is delivered by professional actors and certified OCT educators. We believe that youth deserve the highest quality arts education and we won’t compromise.

The Adopt-A-School program allows schools with limited resources to benefit from the same programs available to private and separate schools. Our programming builds self-confidence, promotes spirited students, teamwork, and helps create a more productive and engaged individual.

How can you participate?

  1. Pick a school that needs your help.
  2. Contact Shakespeare in Action at (416) 703-4881.
  3. Make a donation to Shakespeare in Action designated toward Adopt-a-school.  Programs can be arranged for donations starting at $1,000.

Shakespeare in Action will take it from here customizing a program that meets the school’s needs. We’ll keep you posted on student progress and you’ll even receive feedback from the benefiting students.

We’ll share your story through our website, Facebook, Twitter and with a special press release announcing your organization’s involvement. Give the gift of language, creativity and the arts today!

For more info, please contact us at:

(416) 703-4881

info@shakespeareinaction.org