Shakesperience: NJ
Annual statewide Shakespeare festival for schools

High school student Jenna Grossman performing a scene from Much Ado About Nothing, 2005.

April 25-26, 2007

at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

May 22-23, 2007

at Rider University

New for 2007, Shakesperience: NJ is an opportunity for students from diverse schools in grades 5-12 to spend an entire day together engaging in live Shakespeare— as actors and as an audience.

Over the course of four days at two festival sites, groups of students from across the state (English classes, theatre classes, drama clubs and others) will gather for a full-day celebration of Shakespeare and student achievement.

Shakesperience: NJ is the result of a partnership between The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Rider University, and the Folger Shakespeare Library, institutions dedicated to advancing learning and the arts, with a shared belief in the power of Shakespeare in performance.

Funding for Shakesperience:NJ is provided by a grant from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

To apply to participate in Shakesperience: NJ, or to learn more about the festival, please download the following documents:

If you have questions or need additional information, please email [email protected] or call (973) 408-3980.