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Shakespeare & Co’s Actor Training announces spring programming

Miles Harrison and Renata Wirner at a month-long intensive workshop at Shakespeare & Co in 2019

LENOX, MA – Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training has announced its spring 2024 schedule of workshops and weekend intensives, including both in-person and online offerings.

Workshops will be held at various locations across the country including Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Shakespeare & Company's 33-acre campus.

The season kicks off March 8 with a weekend intensive in Philadelphia, and an online movement workshop taught by Shakespeare & Company’s Director of Training Sheila Bandyopadhyay. An audition workshop with Artistic Director Allyn Burrows is also slated for March 23 in New York.

Shakespeare & Company’s Weekend Intensives integrate voice, movement, and monologue work, and will take place from March through April: Philadelphia, March 8 to 10; Washington, D.C., March 29 to 31; Lenox, April 19 to 21, (dormitory housing available on campus for $50 per night); and Los Angeles, April 26 to 28.

The online workshop “Presence, Power, and Freedom in Movement” will be held on Tuesdays: March 12, 19, 26, and April 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. EST. This workshop is an opportunity to dive deeply into the experience of authentic, embodied presence for both work as an actor and as a technique for living. All levels are welcome, and previous movement experience is not required. Led by Bandyopadhyay.

In-person workshops include “The Art of the Audition” with Allyn Burrows on March 23, in midtown Manhattan. Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Burrows will spend a day with a group of fellow actors to craft two audition pieces.

On April 18 and April 19, there will be “Tuning Your Instrument,” a two-day, special workshop focused on voice and movement, to help strengthen the connection to the instrument and to develop an open channel for breath, sound, and physical expression.

For more information about Shakespeare & Company’s Center for Actor Training and its upcoming sessions, visit, or call 413 637-1199, ext. 114.


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