The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company’s PiE (Performance in Education) touring program is dedicated to bringing professional, 75 minute performances with 8 diversely talented actors into schools with the goal of making Shakespeare and other classical works more accessible to students. Students and actors participate in a talk back after the performance, with additional carefully crafted workshops available. Prior to the performance, schools are sent unique study guides customized for the titles they will be seeing. Post-show photo opportunities for students in front of the BCSC large format picture backdrops are encouraged, along with pre-show shadowing of various cast members as they prepare for the performance. Sessions run from mid-October to early December and early January through early May.
This was an extraordinarily professional, first-rate, Shakespearean performance by a group of talented actors… Our students were entranced! Our teachers impressed! The Bay Colony Shakespeare Company brought the performance of Hamlet to us and worked around our schedule and logistical issues to make it work. Outstanding!
Bay Colony Shakespeare’s first trip to Barnstable High School will not be its last. The company of actors and crew was enthusiastic, skilled, and especially aware of the challenges a high school audience might present. Our audience was engaged from the first moments of Hamlet and never lost interest. This was a Hamlet that was as intriguing as any large-scale, full-length production could be.
Great discussion after the show, and even better ones in our classroom the day after!
Thank you so much for bringing your actors in and putting on a beautiful show… theatrical genius. I loved sitting front row; the sweat glittering on Hamlet’s brow was as bright as your rendition. I thoroughly enjoyed your actors and ideas. There was never a dull moment…
Currently we have MacBeth and Romeo & Juliet touring for the 2017-2018 school year, with Workshops for both Faculty and Students offered as add-ons to our 75 minute performances and talk backs. Booking now!