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All's Well That Ends Well performances are free
·Rent or bring a chair - rentals $7 + $3 deposit
·Reserve a spot close to the stage click here
Parking Boston Common Garage
·Bring a blanket to sit on
The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Reserved chairs now available!Read More
Tour of the Parks
Various locations in Boston
Join us for the Tour of the Parks this July!Read More
Family Day/Free Fun Friday
Friday, July 26, 2013
Join us Friday July 26th for Family Day in conjunction with Highland Street Foundation's Free Fun Friday!Read More
Free For All Concerts
Join us in July for Free for All concerts!Read More
The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s BARDS Program is an intensive summer training program for high school students, ages 14-18 (and have completed at least his/her freshman year). Come spend your summer training with professional actors, honing your craft and tackling Shakespeare!
For four weeks, BARDS students participate in a series of skills-building classes in voice, movement and acting, as well as master classes led by guest artists. Additionally, students will have an opportunity to observe rehearsals by CSC’s professional acting company for the summer mainstage. The Program will culminate with a public performance, an adaptation of Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by BARDS Program Director Emily Homes to be presented for friends, family and CSC audiences on the program's final day. This performance will take place at Boston Playwright's Theatre, located at 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
Schedule: The Program runs July 15 – August 10, 2013. Weekly class schedule is Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm. The Program will be taking place at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, located at 41 Berkeley St. Boston, MA 02116.
Application: Applicants must submit an application form, headshot/photo and resume, one personal essay, one letter of recommendation and a $30 application fee (paid by check or PayPal link below). Applicants will be admitted to the Program based on their interest and experience in theatre, as demonstrated through their resume, personal essay and letter of recommendation. Acceptance notifications are issued on a rolling basis, for priority consideration, please submit your application by June 14th 2013.
Tuition: Tuition for the BARDS Program is $1,200. (Returning students: $1,000)
Refer a Friend Program: Any student who refers a friend who enrolls in the 2013 program will earn a $200 tuition credit for their own tuition as well as a $200 credit for the referral’s tuition. Maximum of two referrals allowed per student.