Shakescenes


Shakescenes is series of workshops and rehearsals culminating in a full production of a Shakespearean play, directed by the Teaching Artist.  Founded in 2011, Shakescenes introduces 3rd through 12th graders to the works of William Shakespeare, emphasizing through games, exercises, and performances that Shakespeare the universality of Shakespeare and how these stories are still relevant today. 
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!

Shakescenes Packages

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.

Shakescenes Performance

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 The Tempest as part of an interactive show! This 50 minute performance is open to the entire student body and is narrated by Director of Education, with a discussion following the performance.

Residency and 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!

1-6 Weeks with option of performance for the final week

If you would like to bring Burning Coal’s Shakescenes program to your school, contact us at 919.834.4001 or email our Director of Education at education@burningcoal.org.