Description: Join a group of players and explore William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Students will learn classical acting techniques and how to navigate Shakespearean text. Twelfth Night is a romantic comedy that follows twin siblings, Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck. Both assume the other has died. Everyone else thinks that Viola is her brother and that her brother is her. Shenanigans ensue.

In this process, every student will take on the role of theatre-maker and contribute their own ideas of how they feel most authentically tells the story of their characters, and of Twelfth Night as a whole. Actors will essentially form a troupe whose #1 goal is to entertain the audience with a story told with passion and joy! An emphasis will be placed on diving into the text of Shakespeare to gain a proper understanding of what your character is saying, and what tools the language offers to help you tell that story. But fear not: every pretension of Shakespeare, ever, will be left outside of this production; our three priorities will be authenticity, creative storytelling, and most of all, FUN.

Ages: 13-17

Weekly rehearsals: Tuesdays from 6:00-7:15 PM
First rehearsal: February 6
Tech week (BAAY): June 10-12 from 5:00-8:00 PM
Park tech day (Maritime Heritage): June 13 from 4:00-7:00 PM
Performances at BAAY: June 14 and 15 at 7:00 PM
Performances at Maritime Heritage Park: June 15 and 16 at 2:00 PM

Note: There is no rehearsal during spring break (4/1 – 4/5).


Director: Tonya Ingerson

Tuition: $340
Tuition assistance available – see our financial aid page here.

Update: Registration is closed.

Questions? Email to reach our office for general questions about registration.

Check out our other winter/spring programs for ages 13-17: State Street SingersSenior Dance CompanySenior Musical: SpongeBob the Musical Senior Improv, and Theatre Tech.