The Junior Shakespeare Corps

Each session of the Junior Corps culminates in a short performance project presented by the whole ensemble, giving the students the opportunity to employ the skills which they have developed in classwork. In keeping with the Theatre’s mission, each session’s performance is adapted from a piece of classic literature. Past projects have included: Beowulf, Persephone: A Light In The Darkness, Peer Gynt and The Trolls, Macbeth, The Persians, Agamemnon, The Ramayana, The Idyll of Gareth and Lynette, The Odyssey, The Winter’s Tale, Prometheus Bound, The Tempest, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.

A typical Junior Corps performance runs 20-25 minutes. Using minimal costumes, props and scenery, members of the ensemble will work together to create the epic landscapes of these tales with their bodies, voices and minds.

The performance date is the final Saturday of each Junior Corps session. Most sessions will hold two performances, at 12:00 noon and 2:00pm, at the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts on the Drew University campus. These performances are free and open, on a general admission basis, to friends, family, and members of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey community.