Shakespeare for the Young
  is a company of puppeteers and designers dedicated to bringing Shakespeare's
  stories and poetry to young audiences through the medium of puppets.  
  Based on the fairy story from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream,
 Midsummer Magic is Shakespeare for the Young's first show. 
GIGS
ABOUT
FREE PERFORMANCES thanks to a generous grant from the
DC Commission of the Arts and Humanities


ANACOSTIA PLAYHOUSE
20​20 Shannon Place, SE
Washington, DC 20020

Saturdays at 10:30am
June24, July 22, 
September 23

anacostiaplayhouse.com
               



LIBRARY PERFORMANCES​
NE Library
330 7th Street, NE, WDC 20002
Wednesday 6/28 at 1:00 pm

Anacostia Library
1800 Good Hope Road, SE
WDC  20020
Wednesday 7/19 at 10:30

Deanwood Library

1350 49th Street, NE  WDC 20019
Wednesday 8/2 at 10:30

Woodbridge Library

1801 Hamlin Street, NE
WDC  20018
Saturday,  9/16 at 10:30

Shakespeare For The Young is designed to bring Shakespeare to young audiences.  
The target ages are 2-10.  
Puppeteers use the medium of puppetry in combination with the artists' voices to present the stories and poetry of Shakespeare.  
The goal is to provide children with a fun, interactive cultural experience that will encourage
language growth, risk-taking creativity, and empathy for others.
The puppeteers provide a workshop after the performance to help children explore their
imaginations.
NEWS
2016
​​3/16   Midsummer Magic had two successful performances during INTERSECTIONS 2016 at Atlas Performing Arts Center. We were tapped by Theater for the Very Young to perform May 2017 again at Atlas.

4/16   Shakespeare For The Young will be performing Midsummer Magic at The Folger for Shakespeare's Birthday on Sunday, April 24.  Free performances are at 12 noon and 2 pm in The Garden.

6/16   Construction of The Tiniest Tempest has started!  It is a play based on Shakespeare's The Tempest and created for 4-10 year olds.

7/16   Shakespeare For The Young will be performing at Anacostia Playhouse Saturday, August 6 and Saturday, August 13 at 10:30 AM.  Tickets are $5

8/16   Read Jane Horwitz's article in The Washington Post about children's theater in the DC area. Shakespeare For The Young is listed.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/theater-dance/whats-on-tap-in-childrens-theater-this-summer-puppets-and-pirates/2016/07/21/19381c78-4aa6-11e6-bdb9-701687974517_story.html

9/16   Just finished composing Ariel's songs for The Tiniest Tempest.  The script has been created.  Now we are working on creating space for children's interactions during the performance.  Master puppeteer Matt Magee and artist Tati Kaupp have given invaluable advise about creating puppets and set.

9/16   ​Watch for future postings of new performances of Midsummer Magic.

10/16  Shakespeare For The Young just received a grant from The District of Columbia Commission of The Arts and Humanities to bring our shows to DC inner city children.

12/27 Just finished composing Ferdinand and Miranda's song about Friendship.  Creating shadow puppets for The Tiniest Tempest.

2017 
Excited about our partnership with Anacostia Playhouse.   www.anacostiaplayhouse.com
Free Performances every month on Saturday at 10:30:  6/24, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23. 

​4/16  Shakespeare For The Young performed Midsummer Magic at The Folger for Shakespeare's birthday celebration on Sunday, April 23 at 12 noon and 2 in The Garden

5/16 Shakespeare For The Young has just booked performances at 4 Washington DC Libraries:
NE Library Wednesday 6/28 at 1:00 pm
Anacostia Library Wednesday 7/19 at 10:30
Deanwood Library Wednesday 8/2 at 10:30
Woodbridge Library Saturday 9/16 at 10:30
    
5/17-21  Shakespeare For The Young performed for Theater For The Very Young at Atlas Performing Arts Center