Classes Year-round Instruction for Youth and Adults

Marin Shakespeare’s Classes provide performing arts instruction throughout the year. We also provide Creative Dramatics and Shakespeare classes at many local schools.

Phone Education Director Beth Kellermann Fouts at 415-499-4487 with questions or to enroll, or email

For Youth & Teenagers


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Shakespeare’s Shenanigans

Dates/Times: Wednesdays & Fridays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, 4 weeks
May 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29, June 3, 5
8 – 12
Dean Linnard

What’s in a Play?  Students will learn fun warmups and exercises designed to build skills actors need to perform.  Each class will enable students the opportunity to work on play material and playful characters from some of Shakespeare’s greatest works.

The Play’s the Thing

Dates/Times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, 4 weeks
May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28

13 and older
Jackson Currier

Students will explore some of the most entertaining of Shakespeare’s plays, delving into plot, character, and meaning, while being directed to interpret his words with dramatic flair.  Each class will focus on different material geared towards giving each student a chance to shine, supplemented by fun theatre games and exercises designed to enhance the on-line format.


2021 Information to come.
The Teen Touring Company gives teenagers a chance to tour a Shakespeare play to schools, senior centers, and other venues. To schedule a free performances of the Teen Touring Company at your school, please email or call us at 499-4487 in the Fall.
Click here for information about auditions and performances.


Instructor Bios: 

Jackson Currier is a teaching artist, set designer and actor for Marin Shakespeare Company where he was most recently seen on stage in Pericles. He was nominated for a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award his performance as Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet at Marin Shakes. He has directed Two Gentlemen of Verona, King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Marin Shakespeare Company’s Teen Touring Company and will be directing their next TTC production in January. Jackson trained at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, and currently teaches stage combat and technical theatre at Mount Tam School in Mill Valley.

Dean Linnard is a bicoastal actor and teaching artist. He holds a BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Recent Bay Area acting credits include Twelfth Night, The Three Musketeers, and Love’s Labour’s Lost with Marin Shakespeare Company, as well as A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Good Person of Szechwan with California Shakespeare Theater. Dean toured to 25 states with the musical The Lightning Thief. He has been nominated for Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards and is a two-time Theatre Bay Area Award winner. He has performed with and taught acting at Marin Shakespeare Company, Vermont Shakespeare Festival, and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. Dean is also a teaching artist for’s  Broadway Classroom in New York City.

Scholarships are available for all Marin Shakespeare Company classes; our goal is to include all students regardless of the ability to pay. Please contact us if you have any questions.

For Adults

Are you an actor, director or theatre teacher who wants to use the power of theatre to help others? Join our Shakespeare for Social Justice Instructor Training Workshop to learn about using Drama Therapy and Shakespeare to open minds and hearts.  You will learn how Marin Shakespeare uses Shakespeare and Drama Therapy in California State Prisons and about opportunities to volunteer in prisons.

For more information or to enquire about scholarships, please call 415/499-4485 or email or visit Social Justice Teacher Training

Artistic Director Robert Currier will offer insight on auditioning for outdoor Shakespeare festivals plus one-on-one feedback on your audition piece. A great way to prepare for Marin Shakespeare Company General Auditions.

Monday, January 20, 2020 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.  Cost: $50.
Click here to enroll in the Audition Workshop

To sign up, call 415/499-4487.  For audition information and to schedule an appointment click here: Audition Information.

For Homeschoolers

Lion Fairy

Stay tuned for more information.

Phone Education Director Beth Kellermann Fouts at 415-499-4487 with questions or to enroll, or email

Private study is available upon request.