Theater for Young Audiences

Classic Stage Company (CSC) has made Shakespeare engaging and accessible to New York City students for well over a decade in classrooms through interactive actor-driven workshops, vibrant study guides, and unforgettable performances in our East Village theater. Now, in our 51st season, we are thrilled to expand programming to appeal to students of all ages, from kindergartners to high school seniors.

Shakespeare Smackdown

The Sixth Annual Shakespeare Smackdown will be held on MONDAY, MAY 7, 2018.

CSC’s Shakespeare Smackdown is a chance for your students to show off their acting chops on our stage! Participating schools may send student groups to represent them in performing selected short scenes from a Shakespearean play selected by CSC Education each year. No two groups present the same scene, and scenes are performed in chronological order. The effect is a collaborative, student-driven, mini-production of the play. Students are recognized for their efforts with prizes, including tickets to productions at CSC, free workshops for their schools, and much more.