As you walk through the doors, you emerge through a short gauntlet and the space opens up before you. The stage, flanked by two giant columns, towers before you and draws your eyes up to the balcony and past the roof to the open air and clear blue sky above. Audience box seats almost entirely encircle the stage in several levels going straight up, and directly in front of you is the open yard for standing. You walk straight up to the stage and find yourself eye level, looking up at where the actors will be standing in just a few minutes’ time to begin the play. This is your home for two weeks of acting training, and your instructors will have acted on this very stage…
For two weeks, you will have the unique opportunity to train with London theatre professionals at Shakespeare’s Globe and immerse yourself in the incredible history of the place. You will visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and grave in the charming town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, where you will attend a performance of the Royal Shakespeare Company and get a backstage tour. Your study will conclude with a final performance on the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse stage, lit by candlelight.
-Age: Must be 18 or over the day the program begins.
-GPA/Student Status: You do not need to be a student to participate in this program.
-Experience: The program is designed to cater to all levels, although we recommend that you have at least one year of theatre experience before applying. Prior experience with Shakespeare is not necessary, and instructors are accustomed to working with a variety of skill levels in the same class.
-Motivation: We are looking for open-minded, flexible applicants who can clearly convey their passion for theatre and Shakespeare, and an acute interest in international travel and exposure to new ideas.
-Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
-Application Process: to apply, click the blue “Apply Now” button on this page. You will fill out a simple initial application online and pay a $200 deposit that is refundable if you are not accepted, and will be applied toward your overall program cost if you are accepted (not an additional fee). At this point, we will ask you to send us the following materials:
-Your availability for a 30 minute Skype interview
We will contact you regarding your acceptance within two weeks of you completing your application.