Performances for School Groups
Drama Instruction at your School
Our in-schools Shakespeare program
provides workshops and residencies designed
to meet your needs. Our teachers, all working
professionals in the Bay Area theatre community,
can supplement your school’s drama program
in a variety of ways:
- Shakespeare in the Classroom
From one-day workshops to semester-long residencies,
we provide exciting and accessible experiences
for students of all ages and skill levels.
A great addition to any school’s afterschool
enrichment program, classes allow students
to explore Shakespeare’s language, characters
and themes through games, exercises, and
performing scenes and speeches.
Your school provides the performance space,
Marin Shakespeare provides a director, a
specially shortened script, and set and costume
pieces from our stock. Give your students
an opportunity to embody some of the greatest
characters ever written.
- Teacher Training
Workshops are designed for middle and high
school teachers looking for new ways to introduce
their students to Shakespeare and make Shakespeare
is just one part of a well-rounded theatre
arts education. Our sequential, standards-based
in-schools drama program includes improvisation,
voice and movement, and scene work from contemporary
plays. (Formerly called CAST, this program
was originally developed under a grant from
the California Arts Council.)
- Drama in the
Our basic program is a 30-week series of
classes that cover improvisation, public
speaking, and dramatic performance for students
in grades K-8. Our instructors work with
classroom teachers to tie drama study to
the ongoing classroom curriculum.
Acting, Creative Dramatics, Playwrighting,
Voice and Speech, Improvisation, Movement,
Stage Combat – focus on one or select a combination.
We provide enriching afterschool classes
that engage the imagination and build dramatic
Your school provides the performance space,
Marin Shakespeare provides a director, script,
and set and costume pieces from our stock.
Get your students onstage!
We’ll work with you to create
a program that fits your needs. The cost for
Will Power and Play Power varies according
to the number of hours of instruction, number
of students, and the school’s ability to provide
funding. Past funding sources have included
PTA’s, individual student tuition for afterschool
classes, and grants.
Classroom Visits & Workshops Under 10 hours: $100 per classroom hour.
Classroom Visits & Workshops 10 hours or more: $80 per classroom hour.
Afterschool Classes: $160 per student, 8 week program, 1.5 hours/week.
Performance Rates vary from $3,000 to $9,000, depending on production values.
Classroom Residencies: Full day, up to 6 classes per day, $350 per day.
Classroom Residencies: Full day, up to 6 classes per day, 30 week program: $10,500.
Fees will vary by agreement with your school, depending on the schedules, location and curriculum.
For more information, call our Education Director at 415-499-4487 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“They geared the content towards what we wanted
or needed help with, they listened to us, and
they understood our fears or insecurities with
working with Shakespeare.” —High School
Teacher, Tamalpais District
Performances for School Groups:
Give your students the gift of live theatre!
We offer $10 tickets for groups of 10 or more students; parent drivers and teachers receive the same discount.
Call the Box Office at 415/499-4488 to reserve tickets for your school.
We also offer pre and post performance Classroom Visits; let our artistic staff help introduce the play to your students and deepen their enjoyment of Shakespeare. Contact the Education Department at 415/499-4487 for more information. Classroom Visits are free to schools in Marin County attending Student Matinees.
Teen Touring Company:
To schedule a free performances of the Teen Touring Company at your school, please email or call us at 499-4487 in the Fall. See our Discovery Guide section for more information for teachers.
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more information about the Teen Touring Company.
more information, call Marin Shakespeare's Education Director at 415-499-4487 or email email@example.com.
Our Discovery Guides are designed to help teachers prepare students for Student Matinee and Teen Touring Company performances and include background information, classroom activities, exercises, and more. These Discovery Guides are for the sole use of educators and may not be used for commercial or personal use without written permission from Marin Shakespeare Company. All rights reserved.
Click here to view Discovery Guides available for download
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