a leader in arts education, The Shakespeare Theatre of New
Jersey is committed to providing compelling education programs
for all ages, with a special focus on developing future generations
of audiences and artists.
Taking over the
reins of the company in 1990, artistic director Bonnie J.
Monte conceived and implemented a major initiative to make
education a vital component of the Theatre's mission. Today,
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey offers a variety of
interdisciplinary programs for students, educators, artists-in-training
and the general public. Many of these programs are interconnected,
designed to lead participants through ascending levels of
discovery and potential. After more than 15 years and over
a quarter of a million young people directly impacted by this
initiative, the stories abound of children and teachers for
whom one of these programs was the springboard for personal
growth, transformation and inspiration.
We look to the years
ahead with great anticipation as we embark on new adventures:
expanding our educational repertoire and creating exciting
new ways to experience and understand the classics.