The Shakespeare Theatre Academy

For more information on Fall classes, please call 973-845-6742.

See the Star Ledger feature article on The Shakespeare Theatre Academy.

  NEW!!STAGE MAKE-UP: Zombies, Vampires and Ghouls…Oh, my!
Guest artist Stephen Davis (Centenary College) takes students through the fascinating world of stage makeup. Designed specifically in anticipation of Halloween, the first day will cover the basics and how stage make-up differs from traditional techniques. Students will learn about contouring, as well as techniques to create minor bruises and wounds, old age and decay. On the second day, students will transform themselves, under the mentorship of Mr. Davis, into a ghoulish creation of their own. A Ben Nye Theatrical Make-up Kit is required for the class, which will be ordered through The Shakespeare Theatre at a special industry discount — a perfect take-away from the class so that you can continue to explore your own mad-cap make-up creations in the future.

Thursday, 7pm-10pm (2 Sessions - October 2 & 9, 2014)

Fee: $150 ($130 for subscribers and past students) + $55 for Ben Nye make-up kit (a $100 value)

Classes will be held in the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre:
36 Madison Avenue, Madison.

Just in time for Halloween, join Director of Education Brian B. Crowe along with other STNJ artisans for this special four-session offering as we explore some various techniques for creating masks. Examine some of the masks that have graced The Shakespeare Theatre stages, and how they have been crafted. Learn how to make a basic plaster cast of your face on which to apply unique, form fitted creations of your own. Each participant will leave the class with a plaster cast of his/her face and two masks of their own creation, along with new skills. Basic materials included with the enrollment fee.

Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (4 Sessions)
September 27–October 18, 2014
9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18

Fee: $320 ($300 for subscribers and past students)

Classes will be held in the Theatre’s Behind-the-Scenes Headquarters:
3 Vreeland Road, Florham Park.

An essential introduction (or a wonderful refresher) to performing and teaching Shakespeare! This two-day intensive, led by acclaimed Shakespeare Theatre artists and educators, is a perfect way to “up your game” with the Bard. Sessions include: voice and speech, movement for the actor, text analysis, “the deliciousness of language,” and monologue/scene coaching. Enrollment includes a ticket to the Shakespeare Theatre production of Henry VIII (November 8).

FALL: November 8 & 9, 2014
Sessions run Saturday (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Sunday (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Fee: $250 ($230 for subscribers and past students)*

Classes will be held in the Theatre’s Behind-the-Scenes Headquarters:
3 Vreeland Road, Florham Park.

*Students interested in Saturday night housing near The Shakespeare Theatre can inquire about the hotels which offer discounts for Shakespeare Theatre patrons.

Dates subject to change.