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Shakespeare For Social Justice Training Program 2023

We are still accepting applicants.

Marin Shakespeare Company’s guiding mission is “Playing for Good”. For 20 years, we have provided Shakespeare programs in California State prisons, using Drama Therapy-inspired curricula to provide opportunities for participants to reconnect with their creativity and work together to perform Shakespeare and autobiographical plays.

The Shakespeare for Social Justice Training Program in the summer of 2023 provides an opportunity to learn about our powerful Social Justice programming and gain experience curating culturally competent, inclusive training spaces. Through classes and workshops with Shakespeare for Social Justice Teaching Artists, Returned Artists, and with actors at San Quentin State Prison,* participants will:
• Discover Shakespeare-based exercises that promote self-discovery and rich creativity.
• Learn Drama Therapy approaches to Shakespeare and devised theatre.
•  Learn about Trauma-informed facilitation and ensemble building.
• Discover restorative justice applications in theater.
• Build Skills in Facilitating positive, inclusive classes.
• Examine the intersection of social justice and theatre and develop a personal approach/pedagogy.
• Create a Culminating Project to share in a final Showcase.

Key Instructors:
Lesley Currier
Suraya Keating
Alejandra Wahl
and members of the Returned Citizens Theatre Troupe

Technical Apprenticeship Program 2023



We are still accepting applicants.Young Company actress

Are you a high school student or young adult interested
in the technical side of theatre? Join our Technical Apprenticeship Program. Practice set-building and painting, prop making, lighting, and more; learn about a variety of topics of theatre production from our professional technicians; and gain hands-on experience in theatre tech and front-of-house. Tech Apprentices will be paid a small stipend, and are expected to be available for a tech assignment on at least one summer production. Questions?  Contact

The Actor Training Program will not be offered in 2023.

Marin Shakespeare Company’s Actor Training Program is an opportunity to study and perform as a part of a professional summer theatre company.

The program includes seven weeks of classes in skills such as: Shakespearean Acting, Audition/Business of Acting, Voice, and Stage Combat. Actors will also have opportunities to learn about Shakespeare for Social Justice through discussions and participatory workshops. Classes vary each summer and are taught by members of the professional company. In addition, actors have opportunities to perform, work backstage, and teach.

Interns can participate in professional Shakespearean theatre