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Shepherd Shakespeare Company

Shepherd Shakespeare Company

SSCo was founded by a husband and wife team—Chester and Katy Shepherd—who share a love of theatre and performing for audiences of all ages. Both experienced theatre artists and educators, they have acted, directed, and taught all across the country and have been fortunate to work extensively

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Let’s Put On a Play!


Program Description

In this residency, students will discover the joy of acting as they create and perform their own plays. Students will express their own creativity as they learn the basics of acting, dramatic structure, and writing as well as building their confidence in public speaking. The program culminates in a performance on the last day where students will show off their brand new play.

Program Detail

Program type: Residency
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Storytelling, Theater
Subject: Language Arts, Literacy, Theatre Arts
Population Served Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Kindergarten
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Contact us for availability

Space / technical requirements:

Any classroom will work


We come to you!

Fees / Ticketing:

$895 for one week: five one-hour sessions culminating in performance on final day


NC Standard Course of Study:

Writing strand W.x.3, ranging from K-8

  • From “W.K.3 Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to narrate a single event or several loosely linked events, tell about the events in the order in which they occurred, and with guidance and support, provide a reaction to what happened.”
  • To “W.8.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences.”


NC Essential Standards:

K-8.C.1 Use movement, voice, and writing to communicate ideas and feelings. 

K-8.C.2 Use performance to communicate ideas and feelings.

K-8.A.1 Analyze literary texts and performances. 

K-8.CU.2 Understand the traditions, roles, and conventions of theatre as an art form.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes



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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation with less than 48 hours notice will result in a $50 charge.