"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages." --As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII

SUMMER 2015 – Our 25th Birthday Season!

To register, simply download and fill out the 2015 Registration Forms to your left, and send along with your full tuition payment (or $250 deposit) and completed medical form. To choose a session, see below:

JULY PROGRAM: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • DATES: June 30th - July 26th
  • LIMIT: 36 students
  • AGES: 8-15
  • COST: $950
  • TIMES: 9am-3pm
  • Please note that we switch to afternoon/evening hours for the dress rehearsal and show days: July 20th - 26th

AUGUST PROGRAM: The Winter’s Tale

  • DATES: August 3rd - August 30th
  • LIMIT: 34 students
  • AGES: 8-15
  • COST: $950
  • TIMES: 9am-3pm
  • Please note that we switch to afternoon/evening hours for the dress rehearsal days and show days: August 24th - 30th

Summer Teen Intensive

  • DATES: August 3rd - August 26th
  • LIMIT: 14 students – 7 males / 7 females only Ages 16 and up
  • AGES: 16 and up (Students aged 15 with demonstrated maturity and adequate experience may petition to participate)
  • COST: $980
  • TIMES: 10am-4pm, except performance week

This year’s teen intensive will take on a new form! Combining the best of what you loved about your earlier years in Rebel Shakespeare with the more challenging aspects of a typical conservatory experience, this program will invite young actors to renew and re-energize their commitment to theatre by immersing themselves in every aspect of an actor’s work: text exploration, voice work, movement, stage fight, scene work, actor/audience relationship, and personally defining the actor’s role in today’s changing world. Utilizing the talents of a diverse group of professional master teachers and directors over the course of three weeks, the program culminates in 6 performances of a 90 minute adaptation of The Winter’s Tale in site-specific locations across Boston and the North Shore.

During the first week, actors build their personal connection to the text while fostering more truthful body awareness and letting go of ‘bad habits’ and habitual tensions. This work grows to encompass the actor’s relationship with audience and how to create and sustain a truthful exchange on stage. The second week synthesizes this work into the more practical aspects of scene work, with continued focus on deeper awareness of self in voice and movement. The third week will have actors fine-tune the skills essential in mastering a Shakespeare performance. The fourth week catapults the actors into performance and its particular demands.

    A typical day may include:

  • 10:00 – 11:00
    Yoga and Linklater Voice
  • 11:00 – 11:45
    Movement: Laban, Alexander, Viewpoints
  • 11:45 – 12:30
    Lunch/Discussion
  • 12:30 – 2:30
    Text Analysis, Folio Work, Scene Work
  • 2:30 – 3:15
    Fight, Combat/ Mentoring
  • 3:15 – 4:00
    Individual Work, Journaling, Traditions

Your full tuition and completed 2015 Medical Form must reach us no later than May 10, 2015. Final payments arriving after May 10th will incur a $25 late fee. Failure to pay in full by May 10th 2015 may also jeopardize your enrollment. Rebel Shakespeare reserves the right to cancel your registration if your payment is not received by the required date. The initial deposit of $250 is non-refundable.

NOTE: We are no longer able to arrange deferred payments. All tuition MUST be paid in full by May 10th, or the spot may be re-allocated.

PLEASE NOTE OUR REFUND POLICY. TUITION/ENROLLMENT 
Tuition for the July and August Programs is $950 per session. Tuition for Teen Intensive Programs is $980 per session. A non-refundable deposit of $250 is due with your registration. Please complete the registration form and send it with full tuition or the deposit to: Rebel Shakespeare Company, P.O. Box 847, Salem, MA 01970. Students are not considered fully enrolled in the program until a completed registration form, medical form and up-to-date vaccination record, and the full tuition are received. (Enrollment over the phone cannot be accepted).

REFUND POLICY
 The initial $250 deposit is non-refundable. A refund of the remaining tuition is available if participant notifies Rebel Shakespeare Company in writing more than eight full weeks before the start date of the summer programs. A 50% refund of the remaining tuition is available if participant notifies Rebel Shakespeare Company in writing more than four full weeks before the start date of the summer programs. No refund is available after May 26th, 2015.

Any change in enrollment (i.e. switching sessions) is subject to an additional $25 fee.

SCHOLARSHIPS 
In the past, Rebel Shakespeare Company has offered a limited number of partial scholarships to qualifying students. Families must have a demonstrated need and must submit verified proof of need. If you are in need of financial assistance, we also recommend contacting local aid organizations as soon as possible. Past students have received aid from: Knights of Columbus, Salem Rotary, Marblehead Female Humane Society, The Salvation Army, Marblehead Counseling Center, Health and Education Services, Marblehead Public Schools, churches, temples and other charitable organizations.