Shakespeare in the Ruff

Registered Name: Shakespeare in the Ruff

Business Number: 829282508RR0001

Young Ruffians

Campaign Ends Dec. 31, 2019

The Young Ruffian Apprenticeship Program is an inclusive, professional, FREE 5-week theatre creation and Shakespeare training program taking place in Withrow Park. 

The program believes:

  • In professional level training for young people
  • Treating young people like the artists they are, while supporting their growth
  • Helping young artists learn techniques to create the art they imagine
  • Re-envisioning Shakespeare to reflect the voices of all people
  • Creating safe, inclusive learning environments
  • Continual leadership opportunities
  • Fostering more professional opportunities for Young Ruffians in the future
  • Personalized training and mentorship

The program includes:

  • 5 weeks of part-time training in acting Shakespeare and theatre creation
  • Personalized one-on-one mentorships with the cast of this year’s Shakespeare in the Ruff show
  • Masterclasses with professionals in the industry in subjects catered to your interests
  • The creation of an original piece of theatre by you, inspired by Shakespeare
  • A performance for Shakespeare in the Ruff mainstage audiences
  • New this year, leadership support from a previous Young Ruffian

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