Training workshops at S&Co. began in 1978 when Tina Packer, Dennis Krausnick, master voice coach Kristin Linklater, movement choreographer John Broome, fight choreographer B.H. Barry, Artistic Director Tony Simotes, and many others created a blueprint for approximately 40 Month-Long Training Intensives to be hosted by Shakespeare & Company over the next quarter century. Along with the Conservatory program, the Company also offers Weekend Intensives, Week-Long Text Intensives, Week-Long Rhetoric classes, Fight and Text Workshops, Master Teacher Series, Clown Workshops and more. Actors, directors, and writers from all over the world come to work with the Company, training not only their voices and bodies, but also delving into their imaginations, intellects, and emotional lives. Past training participants include Karen Allen, Lauren Ambrose, Gillian Barge, Jennifer Grant, Karen Grassle, Joe Morton, Andie MacDowell, Bronson Pinchot, Anna Deavere Smith, Keanu Reeves, Diana Quick, Courtney Vance, Sigourney Weaver, and Raquel Welch.
The 2013 Conservatory at Shakespeare & Company is limited to 12-16 students. The program begins mid-September and ends mid-December with the final performance and title of the semester show to be determined. The Conservatory is a total of 13 weeks. Tuition for the Conservatory is $9,800, and includes housing. Alumni and union discounts still apply. Admission to The Conservatory at Shakespeare & Company is by audition only. Applicants should submit a completed application and an audition video. The video may be in DVD or VHS format and should include two contrasting Shakespeare monologues and a brief personal statement. The monologues should be approximately one minute each. The personal statement should be about 60 seconds and should consist of a description of why you are interested in participating in The Conservatory. Contact the Training Department with any questions. Visit www.Shakespeare.org/Training, for applications and more information on all of our Training programs for students and teachers.
TOD RANDOLPH* sixteenth season (Conservatory faculty/director of King John) S&Co: Cassandra Speaks (Dorothy Thompson); As You Like It (Jaques); Richard III (Q. Elizabeth); Enchanted April (Rose); Midsummer Night's Dream (Titania); Vita & Virginia (Virginia); Love's Labor's Lost (Princess of France); King Lear (Goneril); Merchant of Venice (Portia); The Fiery Rain (Edith Wharton); Mrs. Klein (Melitta); Virginia (title role); Duet for One (Stephanie); Julius Caesar (Portia); Twelfth Night (Viola); Directing: The Dreamer Examines His Pillow; As You Like It (Conservatory 2010). New York & Regional: Xingu, The Inner House (Wharton Salon); in light of Jane (Mixed Company); Play by Play/Blue Moons (Stageworks/Hudson); The Libertine (Theatre Row Theatre); Cymbeline (Holderness Group); Beauty Queen of Leenane (Syracuse Stage); Othello (Portland Stage); The Winter's Tale (Trinity Rep).