Founded in 2011, ShakeScenes introduces 3rd through 12th graders to the works of William Shakespeare, emphasizing through games, exercises, and performances that Shakespeare is fun, not hard!
By introducing students to Shakespeare at an early age, it debunks many of the students’ preconceived myths that Shakespeare is boring, old, and hard to understand.
The interactive and fun nature of ShakeScenes serves to clear roadblocks in their future education by making students enthusiastic about Shakespeare!
ONE WEEK RESIDENCY
Includes five days of class instruction, activities, games, and discussions (up to three consecutive hours a day) with Burning Coal’s Director of Education Jonathan Fitts that makes Shakespeare accessible and fun!
Burning Coal’s troupe of professional actors come to your school and perform a variety of scenes from Shakespeare’s most famous works, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet, and Much Ado About Nothing as part of an interactive show! This 50 minute performance is open to the entire student body and is narrated by Director of Education Jonathan Fitts, with a discussion following the performance.
RESIDENCY & PERFORMANCE
If you have trouble choosing one, have both our residency teaching program and single performance compliment one another as you open the works of Shakespeare to your students on a fun, interactive level!