Each season, Two River Theater produces a 75-minute adaptation of a Shakespeare play—directed and designed by theater professionals, and performed and supported backstage by high school students. Student participants are selected through auditions and interviews, and rehearsals take place over a three-month period. Performances are open not only to the public; four school-time shows engage students as young as 4th grade, often serving as their introduction to Shakespeare. Since 2013, over 120 students have participated in six Little Shakes plays, performing for thousands of audience members as young as 9 years old.
When auditions and interviews are coming up for our next Little Shakes program, information will be posted here.