Shakespeare Academy

Shakespeare Academy


Romeo and Juliet

Ages: 13-18
Dates: July 18-29, 2016
Time: 10am—4pm
Location:  Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Final Performances: July 29, 2016 @ 4pm and 6pm


TheatreSquared, Northwest Arkansas’ regional theatre, offers its 12th annual Academy, led by professional directors, actors, designers and musicians.  The Academy is a two-week "total immersion"  in the theatrical world of William Shakespeare, and is designed to bring students into working contact with the creative process, while focusing and advancing the performance skills necessary to create an ensemble production.  

In the mornings, students will study acting, movement, stage combat and design. In the afternoons, students rehearse one of Shakespeare's greatest plays, Romeo and Juliet.

This creative camp is perfect for students who are new to theatre as well as for those who are interested in further developing their skills.  The program promotes active engagement and nurtures respect for the power of language, the examination of complex ideas, the expression of imagination and a deepened understanding of the richness of human experience.  T2 camps enhance life skills of observation, focus, self-confidence, discipline, integrity, commitment and teamwork. 

Two public performances of the production of Romeo and Juliet will take place on July 29 at 4pm and 6pm at Walton Arts Center’s Nadine Baum Studios in Fayetteville.  

Students will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the public performances and additional tickets can be purchased for $5 each.

Note: Students should bring a bag lunch each day.

Scholarships are available through special support from the Nadine L. Baum Charitable Foundation for students with demonstrated financial need. If you are interested in applying, contact