Summer Shakespeare


New Genesis Productions Youth Theatre offers a fearless approach to Shakespeare that encourages the young actor to challenge themselves and to dig deep into the beauty, relevance, and poetry of Shakespeare’s plays. For over a decade, we have been bringing together the enduring works of Shakespeare and time tested theatre traditions with the vibrancy, imagination, and talent of youth from New York’s Hudson Valley and beyond.

(Pictured here is the cast from this summer’s “Romeo and Juliet” )


One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.

Each summer NGP conducts one and two-week theatre intensives open to youth ages 7-18. Our actors train in the disciplines of acting, voice, movement and stage combat. They develop a deep knowledge of and emotional connection to Shakespeare through the Intensive process.

The rehearsal process provides time for learning and understanding Shakespeare’s language, and for building the group dynamics essential to personal and group success. Students gain an understanding of Shakespeare’s world of theatre, as well as specific acting skills. Song, dance, and stage combat training will be applied as a daily activity. The Summer Shakespeare Intensives culminate in fully staged productions at the LITTLE GLOBE OUTDOOR STAGE.




Shakespeare’s Fairies: June 29-July 3 Ages 5-7 years 
Group 1 Shakespeare Play: July 6-18 Ages 7-10 years 
Group 2 Shakespeare Play: July 20-August 1 Ages 11-13 
Group 3 Shakespeare Play: August 3-16 Ages 14-18 (17 if new to us) 


Five days of garden and forest explorations with craft, play, dance, song, and fairy language from Shakespeare’s plays.  The week will culminate in a presentation. 
CAMP: June 29-July 3, 10am-4pm
Tuition: TBA 

A two week intensive camp with two performances.
This camp serves as an introduction to Shakespeare for the younger student. We examine a condensed version of a play where the line load is lighter than full text, but still challenges each student. At the end of the camp, a 45 minute version of the play will be presented with no intermission on Friday and Saturday.
PROGRAM: July 6- 18, 10am – 4pm 
PERFORMANCES: JULY 17 & 18 @ 5pm
Little Globe Outdoor Stage
TUITION: $ 475 (early bird payment by check by June 1st – $450)

GROUP 2 (ages 11-13)
A two-week intensive with two performances. Read more about the rehearsal process.
CAMP: July 20- August 1, 10am – 4pm
Little Globe Outdoor Stage
TUITION: $475 (early-bird payment by check by June 1st – $450)

GROUP 3 (ages 14-17)
A two-week intensive with three performances. Read more about the rehearsal process.
CAMP: August 3- August 16    11am – 5pm
PERFORMANCES: AUG 14, 15, 16 @ 5pm
Little Globe Outdoor Stage
TUITION: $475 (early-bird payment by check by June 1st – $450)