Youth Theatre Workshop Information

This year’s annual two-week-long “Shakespeared!” Workshop at the Putnam County Playhouse centers around MACBETH, with the middle school group performing a more traditional version and the high school group presenting their off-beat comedic post-apocalyptic versioncomplete with a lively soundtrack, a chase, and pop-culture references.  

Middle School Group Meets 12:30-2:30pm Monday-Friday (June 13-17 and June 20-24)

Middle School Group Performance:  7:00pm on Friday, June 24th 

High School Group Meets 3:00-5:30pm Monday-Friday (June 13-17 and June 20-24)

High School Group Performance:  7:00pm on Saturday, June 25th 

Both groups meet in the afternoons daily during the two weeks, playing theatre games, learning voice, stage movement, and acting techniques, and, of course, rehearsing this delightful play.  Our directors this year for the Middle School Group are Craig Robinson and Eleanor Howard, and Caroline Good will direct the High School Group.  We are also very fortunate this year to have Molly Murphy back as our DePauw intern!  And, David Johnson from Oliver! will be assisting with stage combat.

SCRIPTS: So, feel free to read it before our first day. We will read through the play on day one, and the players will have a chance to note their role preferences. The roles will be cast that evening, and rehearsals will begin on day two!

Download the Middle School Script HERE.

Download the High School Script HERE.

THERE ARE PARTS FOR EVERYONE! “Shakespeared!” is tailored to provide young players with an opportunity to engage with Shakespeare’s text in a fun way and to see the potential interpretations that lie within the text. 

The workshop is sponsored by:

To read about our sponsor click HERE.