Traveling Players Ensemble

Shakespeare in Performance

2018 Class Overview


Dates: Saturdays and Sundays, January 6 – March 18
Tuition: $1,300 ($1,250 before Friday, Dec. 14)
Location: Lewinsville Retirement Residence, 1724 Chain Bridge Rd. McLean, VA 22101
Director: Jeanne Harrison
Assistant Directors: Allison Lehman
Designer: Jessica Kemp

Put those acting skills to work and watch them grow! This class will rehearse an abridged Shakespeare play, and then take it on tour to perform for the local community.  We will also apply to perform at the Folger Shakespeare Library Secondary School Festival.  This festival is a wonderful opportunity for students to perform on a professional stage, watch productions by their peers and get feedback from theatre professionals.

Our rehearsals will prepare us well, with analysis of classical language, acting exercises, movement workshops and improvisational games that explore the world of the play.  The class is appropriate for experienced actors, as well as for those just being introduced to the classics.  There is no audition to enroll; auditions for roles will happen in the first weekend of classes.

Staggered Registration

Because of high anticipated enrollment, we’ll be accepting older kids first for all classes. See staggered dates below. Younger kids can submit their registration at any time, and it’s recommended that you do that as soon as you can, but we’ll be processing them once they become eligible (in the order received).

Staggered priority registration for Classics in Performance:

  • Nov 30-Dec 3: 12th grade
  • Dec 4-7: 11th grade
  • Dec 8-11: 10th grade
  • Dec 12: 9th grade