Ave Maria University
Shakespeare wrote some of the most profound works of the Western heritage. In this exciting program, you’ll bring those stories to life! Of course you will sharpen your acting talents and broaden your cultural knowledge. But you will also embrace what it means to be human through the power of drama.
Careers: Education, Theater, Writing, Music, Acting
Once you pass your audition, you’ll get immersed in the art of script analysis, expression and movement, improv comedy, ensemble work and more! You and your fellow troupe of fellow actors, singers, musicians and dancers will present creative adaptations of some of the greatest dramas ever written.
Fast Fact: Shakespeare in Performance may be taken more than once. Each time you’ll work on a different production!
*Shakespeare in Performance may and should be taken more than once because the course stages different plays and offers new theatrical and production work to students each time. For the same reasons, Shakespeare in Performance is cross-listed in HUMS, LITR, COMM, and THEA and fulfills elective requirements towards the minor.
An audition is required to take the Shakespeare in Performance course and earn the minor.
Department Chair may approve other elective courses appropriate for the minor.
Education: B.A., Philosophy, University of Dallas; M.A. Literature, University of Dallas; Ph.D., Literature, University of Dallas
Office: Canizaro Library 219
Phone: (239) 280-1612
Duration: One year with the opportunity for renewal up to four years
How to Apply:
1. Complete the electronic Shakespeare scholarship application form.
2. In addition to the electronic form, your application must include the following documents (Please email to Audrey Austin at firstname.lastname@example.org):
3. Complete an audition. The electronic form will ask you to specify whether you are able to audition in person. If in person, someone will reach out to you to schedule the audition. If not in person, please submit via email (email@example.com) a video of yourself performing a 10-14 line monologue from a Shakespeare play.
4. Once steps 1-3 are complete, your application will be reviewed. After review of your application, you may be asked to submit a song audition. If so, someone will be in communication with you.
Apply now for the Shakespeare in Performance Scholarship
Visit the Shakespeare in Performance website here.
We are committed to sharing Shakespeare with the young; to producing live, creative adaptations of his plays; and to arts education as a transformative experience. Your gift may provide necessary elements of our productions, such as: costumes and props, photographers and videographers, musical instruments and makeup! Donations also sponsor our summer camp for high school students and support our free theater classes in Immokalee for young people interested in theater.
“Prove true, imagination, oh, prove true!” —Winter’s Tale.
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