Create your own Shakespeare workshop with ShakeSpirit! Bring a seasoned, professional artist to your classroom to help your students better understand the world and works of William Shakespeare. A one-of-a-kind opportunity for a one-on-one experience, ShakeSpirit provides teachers at all grade levels the opportunity to bring an artist into the classroom to guide students through a vivid, hands-on theatrical experience.

Best of all, you design your experience with NCShakes to meet your needs. Tell us what you want your students to learn, and we will come up with an individual workshop for your class.

Let your imagination run wild! Would you like to recreate the experience of a ship on the high seas just moments before it crashes to its doom (The Tempest)? How about the murder of one of the world's most famous leaders (Julius Caesar)? Maybe you'd prefer to have your students take a scene from The Taming of the Shrew or Hamlet and stage it using some of the practices used by players in Shakespeare's day. Through consultation with the visiting artist, you will have the opportunity to craft a visit that is customized to exactly suit your needs and desires on any topic relating to Shakespeare and his theatrical world - a visit meant to bring Shakespeare off the dusty pages of a textbook and into life, right in your classroom.

ShakeSpirit is available for travel to schools across North Carolina and beyond. For funding assistance, NCShakes recommends that interested teachers seek support from their local school system and/or community and arts organizations.

ShakeSpirit offers reasonable pricing based on your school’s budget. Travel fees may apply, depending on presenter location.

Please contact Sherri Raeford, NCShakes Outreach & Education Director, at [email protected] for further information.