The main focus for the 6 weeks will be on Shakespeare’s text and how to identify the tools that every actor needs to demystify and inhabit the meaning, imagery, rhythm and rhyme of Shakespeare in a way that is honestly human, spontaneously active and at the same time, make full use of the power of Shakespeare’s poetry.

This class seeks to integrate these tools into your creative process, whether you are preparing an audition, busy in rehearsal or performing onstage 8 times a week. Your curriculum will include material selected from Shakespeare’s sonnets, monologues, soliloquies and dialogue scenes, in both prepared and cold-reading settings.

The actor will be introduced to a rehearsal process grounded in practicality that enables you to unleash the power of Shakespeare’s language with confidence and skill. At the same time, you’ll be encouraged to explore your own uniquely personal response to the material, probing deeply into the visceral expression of your body, voice, and imagination.


Joseph Siravo


Must have completed the first year of the Two Year Professional Acting Conservatory training, or an equivalent Conservatory Undergrad or MFA program. Special consideration may be given to students who have not completed any of the above. Please contact the Administration for more information.


6 Classes
Class is once a week for 4 hours
Winter Term: Class starts in January and runs for 6 weeks


See Third Year Program, and Two Year Professional Acting Conservatory 

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