Project Shakespeare is now taking applications from students ages 7 to 18 for its 2019 summer season. No experience is necessary but all interested candidates should be self-motivated and engaged students.

Founded in 1994, Project Shakespeare is an intensive theater experience offering professional instruction using voice, movement and acting to help students experience Shakespeare’s language in action. From the printed page to the stage, students face the challenge of learning how to bring the written word to life. No audition is required but new students are encouraged to interview.

Students from both the young company, PS Too! (ages 7-12) and the PS Main Stage (ages 13-18), will work side-by-side performing in two of the Bard’s most popular works, “Twelfth Night” and “The Tempest,” and a workshop showcasing lesser known works of Shakespeare.

From July 24 to Aug. 4, “Twelfth Night,” “The Tempest” and the Shakespearean Showcase will perform six times in local communities including Jaffrey, Rindge, Peterborough, Hancock, Harrisville, Greenfield and Fitzwilliam.

Tuition for either “Twelfth Night” or “The Tempest” is $250; for both plays $350; and the Shakespearean Showcase is $100 or $50 as an add-on if a student is enrolled in one or both plays. Full and partial scholarships are available.

Enrollment is limited. Contact founder and director, Deborah Shakespeare Thurber at or visit to request a brochure or more information.