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Shakespeare Immersion Project

Up to 25 carefully selected students from Lansing area schools will be invited to spend an entire week immersed in Shakespeare with the extraordinary actor/teaching artists from the Stratford Festival of Canada. 

This is a rare and unique opportunity for selected students to gain tremendous insight into Shakespeare. Activities will focus on text analysis, exploring the language and examining character, as well as participating in a variety of theatre activities and movement exercises designed to enhance the learning experience. Students will be asked to keep journals and engage in reflective writing. The students’ week will culminate with their performance of an abridged Shakespeare play on Wharton Center’s Pasant stage.

Admission is free; food and beverages are provided. Students are required to provide their own transportation to Wharton Center each day. Previous acting experience is not necessary.

What students have said about the Shakespeare Immersion Project.

“I learned a lot of skills I can use in all genres of theatre and made a ton of friends!”

Sophia McQuown, Marshall High School

“I feel as if the other students I met helped me feed my passion for Shakespeare, which is awesome!”

Kelly Morgan, Grand Ledge High School

“I definitely became more comfortable expressing myself because the atmosphere was very open and I can carry that confidence into my life.” 

Noelle Simmons, Dansville High School