Acting Shakespeare: Process, Priorities, and Performance

March 22 - May 3, 2020 [six weeks - no class on April 12]
Sundays 2:30-6:30 pm
All classes at the Just BeCause Center, 1013 W. State St

“A super-enjoyable, very challenging, immersive college-level seminar on acting Shakespeare, with a lot of personal attention.”

This is ISC's advanced acting class, aimed at actors who have some experience and/or training (but not necessarily in Shakespeare).

If you are brand new to acting and want an introduction to the process of acting Shakespeare, click here for more information on our introductory acting class.

The goal of this class is to help actors develop the skills to approach any Shakespearean role with confidence. The focus will be on:

  • developing a consistent, repeatable process for preparing roles and scenes
  • delivering the language effectively and getting the most out of it
  • being an effective contributor at each stage of the rehearsal process
  • creating performances that have the strongest impact on the audience

Actors will practice each step of the process in the real-world context of work on a specific character and scene.

We’ll also cover some practical topics such as:

  • how to audition - what to do and what not to do
  • how to memorize lines
  • vocal training
  • basic principles of movement on stage

Some out-of-class preparation and line memorization will be necessary.

Actors who have taken the class before are welcome to take it again at a discounted price to work on different characters and scenes. If this applies to you, please e-mail us to receive information on the discount.

Space is limited. For more information, e-mail us at

Cost: $199. To register and pay online, click the button below:

A minimum number of registrations is required for the class to proceed. If a class is canceled, any course fees already paid will be refunded.