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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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Shakespeare Workshops & Residencies


Program Description

1 day or 1 week, whatever meets your school’s needs. We can enhance the Shakespeare segment in your English class, work with your theatre teacher collaboratively, provide text coaching for your production of one of Shakespeare’s plays, or come prepared with our own curriculum tailored to fit your goals. The opportunities are endless! 

Program Detail

Program type: Residency, Workshop
Artistic Discipline: Literary Arts, Theater
Subject: English, Language Arts, Theatre Arts
Population Served Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Bilingual: No
Available dates:


Length of :Program Varies, but sessions are usually 60-90 min.
Space / technical requirements:

Any classroom will do


We come to you!

Fees / Ticketing:

Workshop: up to 90 minutes of instruction $195

Half-day: Could be 1 class or multiple classes, up to 3 hours of instruction $295

Whole day: Up to six hours of instruction over one day $445

Contact us to discuss pricing for other formats/residencies


NC Standard Course of Study:

RL.9-10.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone.

RL.9-10.5 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it, and manipulate time create effects such as mystery, tension, or surprise.

RL.9-10.7 Analyze the representation of a subject or a key scene in two different artistic mediums, including what is emphasized or absent in each treatment.

RI.11-12.9 Analyze foundational U.S. and/or British documents of historical and literary significance for their themes, purposes, and rhetorical features.

SL.11-12.3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.

NC Essential Standards:

I.C.1.1 Use non-verbal expression to illustrate how human motivations are prompted by physical and emotional needs.

I.C.1.2 Apply vocal elements of volume, pitch, rate, tone, articulation, and vocal expression appropriately to theatrical texts, such as monologues and scenes.

I.C.2.2 Interpret scenes through formal and informal presentations.

I.A.1.1 Analyze the plot structure and the thematic, technical, and dramaturgical elements within plays.

I.CU.2.2 Use production conventions, such as blocking or style, as given by directors or as indicated by playwrights.


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

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