WINTER 2022/2023

Description: In this 12 week session, students will learn the magic of Shakespeare through putting on an adaptation of The Tempest! Students will learn fun facts and history about Shakespeare incorporating theatre games and activities as well as basic auditioning techniques that will help them audition for the production! Once cast (everyone receives a role!) students will begin rehearsing the script all the while using different aspects of performance including character development and scene study! They will also be able to help design basic costuming and makeup as well! Our final class will serve as a dress rehearsal from 4:30-6:30, and a 1 hour production of The Tempest to follow at 6:45pm.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Ability to read a script

Tuition: $450, with $15 registration fee


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Time: 4:30 - 6:30pm

Location: 224 Ecospace
January 3, 9, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3* (April 3rd will be regular class from 4:30-6:30pm, with the performance at 6:45pm).

No class Jan 16 or Feb 20.

Teaching Artist



Jill Zarcone hails from Tolland, CT and besides being a teaching artist, she is also the Education Coordinator for Playhouse Theatre Academy! She brings almost seventeen years of experience in performance, scene studies, auditioning techniques, Shakespeare, comedy, puppetry, playwriting and directing to Playhouse and loves working with students of all ages. She is a BFA Performance graduate of Eastern CT State University and has MFA accreditation from the University of North Carolina with a focus on Theatre for Youth. She has worked with previous theatres such as Hartford Children's, Flock Theatre, Newington Children's, Little Theatre of Manchester, Windham Theatre Guild and the Greensboro City Arts Drama Center and also had the amazing experience of interning with puppeteers from Jim Henson's Co for two summers! When time permits she loves to read, bake, write, and go on adventures with her husband, son and her dog, fittingly named Adventure.