Bring your students to attend one of our Shakespeare Youth Festival LA performances in March of 2020 – this year’s season includes:
Measure for Measure
Troilus and Cressida
Comedy of Errors
We offer special group rates, or a coupon code that your students can use to attend the show independently. For 20 or more students, we offer pre-show study guides and post-show Q&As. For 40 or more students, please contact us to schedule a special dedicated performance for your students.
Bring a SYF student production to your students.
These original scripts, with running times of less than 90 minutes, introduce students to a variety of Shakespeare’s works, and expand on the relevance of his plays in the modern world.
Unspoken: Shakespeare’s Personae in Peril
This play places several of Shakespeare’s smaller, often cut characters in a mythical Green Room, pestering their harried Stage Manager to learn whether they will be going on in any of the hundreds of Shakespeare productions happening across the world. Frequently interrupted by an angry Lady Macbeth, they discover that there are plans afoot to cut them permanently, as the works of Shakespeare are deemed too long and too complex for modern audiences. Unspoken speaks out against this attitude, and reiterates the importance and the magic of Shakespeare and live theater.
Includes segments from Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, Merchant of Venice, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet.
Outspoken: Shakespeare in Shackles
Outspoken was inspired by our Artistic Director’s trip to London, and our Players’ fascination with the stories she brought back about The Clink, London’s notorious prison. It imagines what might happen if several of Shakespeare’s most idealistic and rebellious characters were thrown in The Clink, together, for the crime of speaking truth to power. As each character recounts the event that landed him or her in prison, they explore what it means to speak your mind, and how our perspective of our own lives does not always match up with what others see.
Includes segments from Henry IV, Part ii, King Lear, Henry VI, Parts i & ii, The Winter’s Tale, Romeo & Juliet and Hamlet
Illspoken: The People vs. William Shakespeare
It’s hard living life as a notorious villain! Shakespeare’s most famous ones band together to sue their creator for dooming them to a life of notoriety. Claudius, Richard III, Tamora, Regan, Iago, Aaron, Lady Macbeth represent themselves, while attorney Ed Devere (!!) represents Shakespeare before the honorable Judge Judith Clarence. But midway through the trial, something very unexpected happens that changes everything!!
Includes segments from Othello, King Lear, Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, Richard III and Macbeth.