Shakespeare in Performance

Required courses (2 total)

  • HUMS 206/LITR 206 Shakespeare
  • HUMS 330/LITR 330/COMM 330/THEA 330 Shakespeare in Performance*

*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.

Elective courses (4 total)

  • HUMS 415 Special Topics (e.g., Acting and Directing Shakespeare)
  • HUMS 330/THEA 330/COMM 330/THEA 330 Shakespeare in Performance
  • THEA 206 Fundamentals of Acting I
  • THEA 207 Fundamentals of Acting II
  • THEA 415 Special Topics (e.g., Clowning in Shakespeare)

Department Chair may approve other elective courses appropriate for the minor.

Shakespeare in Performance Scholarship for Incoming Students

Amount: Varies

Duration: Up to 4 years as an undergraduate student


  • Declare and pursue the Shakespeare in Performance Minor.
  • Yearly renewal of the scholarship based on a performance evaluation by Dr. Travis Curtright.

 How to Apply:

  • Complete electronic Audition Form. This will be sent to you via e-mail after the receipt of this scholarship application. Required uploads include:
    • A 300 word statement of intent which explains your background and why joining SIP is the next step for you.
    • A headshot.
  • Complete an audition. The Audition Form will give you the option to schedule an in-person audition. If you are unable to audition in person, upload a 10-14 line monologue from a Shakespeare Play.
  • Submit one letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor, preferably one who can speak to your theatrical background. Directions for the submission of the letter of recommendation will be included in the Audition Form.
  • After review of the application form, 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

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Live Theater, Transformative Experience, and Making Shakespeare Anew!

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.