Thanks to all who participated in YSP's annual Open House on April 21 and Silent Auction!
Performances coming soon: Great Expectations (dramatic reading), Spring Workshop.
YSP's annual membership drive is over, but you can still join. Read more about becoming a member here, and use our PayPal Donate button (sidebar) to do that!
What will YSP perform during 2012-13? See Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, and a dramatic reading of James Thurber's short story, "The White Deer" this fall, and register for mixed-age productions of two short Shaws, Augustus Does His Bit and The Music Cure, and dramatic readings of Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations; during the school year, we'll conduct two workshops, winter and spring, for ages 7-18, as well as a home school project of Richard II; during the spring and summer, four full-length plays by Shaw and Shakespeare will rehearse and perform: Saint Joan, one new play, The Comedy of Errors,Cymbeline(the veterans' challenge project), and a YSP favorite, Hamlet. Download the registration form or a registration packet. More details about the full, 33rd season are here, along with basic rehearsal dates.
Intros to productionscoming up:
Adult Shakespeare Circle, April 18, 7-10pm;
Comedy of Errors, May 28, 5-8pm;
Hamlet, June 19, 5-8pm.
Two Shakespeare plays were added to YSP's repertoire in 2012: King Henry IV, Part 2 and As You Like It! King Henry IV, Part 2 was performed together with King Henry IV, Part 1.Listen to actors & directors talk to Radio Lit about the busy 2012 summer at YSP, or read about As You Like It in Square 77!
We are proud to announce the opening of our very first YSP chapter outside Madison, in Brattleboro, VT. YSP East–New England will inspire young people in the region to fall in love with the works of Shakespeare! Read more & register. Read about YSP East in Vermont's Commons Online.
What does an original YSP production look like? Here's a short discussion and footage of "Shakespeare's Show of Shows: Great Comic Scenes from Shakespeare and Sid Caesar," performed March, 2012!
And here's a scene from the workshop, the popular "Beethoven's Fifth," in which a married couple argues to music!
The Actor's (and Intelligent Reader's) Guide to the Language ofShakespeare, by Richard DiPrima, was published in 2010. Read more about the book that developed out of YSP's series of focused workshops on the language of Shakespeare!