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36 Hour Shakespeare-a-thon!

April 25 @ 7:00 am - April 26 @ 7:00 pm


Yes, 36 hours of programming, completely free. The doors are open and the coffee is on. Come, go, perform, read, talk, exercise, donate! It’s all part of Give Local, 2023. Please donate to Shakesperience during Give Local!


2023 Shakespeare-a-thon Menu


Tuesday April 25, 2023

7-8am: Breakfast Hour: Kick off Shakespeare-a-thon with light breakfast

8am-9am: PartMaking A Whole:Watch a montage of staff and actors, past and present, sharing stories and text

9am-11am: Waterbury Arts Magnet School: Students perform As You Like It co-directed by Emily Mattina and Scott Schulte

11am-12pm: Painting with Rebecca! Education Manager Rebecca Shaw blends visual art and Shakespeare’s text for a unique experience

12pm-1pm: Past and Present Make a Future: Examples of some of our on-line learning! 

1pm-2pm: Neighborhoods of Now Workshop:Experience our new workshop focusing on how to talk about expressing one’s feelings

2pm-3pm: Folklore Workshop: Present Resident Artists perform AND educate during this interactive workshop

3pm-4pm: After School Program: students perform their favorite scenes from workshops we bring to schools! 

4pm-5pm: Magitricity:Cyril the Sorcerer performs an enviromagic show about energy, climate change, and the power we all have to protect our planet.

5pm-7pm: Becoming A Cultural Worker, presented by Bridge to Success: Part autobiographical, the workshop begins the process of sustaining the ability to think creatively and bring artistic solutions to real world problems

7pm-8pm: Shakespeare Interactive Workshops: Join us for the participatory workshop that has taken CT by storm since 1996.

8pm-10pm: Clio and Band: Rock out to some of the musical numbers from our Holidays in Waterbury: Three Kings Day performance! 

10pm-11pm: Improv class: Play some improvisation theatre games. 

11pm-12am: We’re All In This Together: A montage of our Neighborhoods program; our community collaboration since 2013


Wednesday April 26, 2023

12am-4am: Shakespeare sonnets with Jessica: Read.Every.Single.One. 

4am-5am: How to write a sonnet: Learn sonnet-writing from poet Peter Mulholland!

5am-6am: The Play’s the Thing: Answer Shakespeare Trivia Questions on our Facebook page

6am-7am: Yoga: want a great way to start off your morning? Join Jessica and Isaiah as we use Yoga to ease your stress away

7am-8am: Breakfast Hour: Stop in for a quick bite and stay for our exciting events still to come! 

8am-10am: Board of Directors Hour: Join the Board of Directors live in our studio to talk about our Neighborhoods Project

10am-12pm: SitLH Board Hour: Join the Friends of Shakespeare in the Litchfield Hills live in studio to discuss exciting new and upcoming events in the Litchfield Hills! 

12pm-1pm: “Dia De Los Reyes” Table Read: Join us as we read our current work in progress

1pm-2pm: Mythology Workshop: Resident Artists perform AND educate during this interactive workshop

2pm-3pm: Tricks at the Table: CJ May, Resourcerer offers a close-up magical experience. A small group of participants joins in the fun, sitting right at the table with CJ to behold his wizardly wonders

3pm-5pm: Neighborhoods Program (PAL): Celebrate stories of the Neighborhoods of Waterbury via theater, music, dance & visual art

5pm-6pm: Acting Class: Students of our Saturday Acting Intensives present a new work “Folklore Del Barrio”

6pm-7pm: Final countdown party: Everyone is welcome to join in the final countdown of Give Local 2023



April 25 @ 7:00 am
April 26 @ 7:00 pm
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Shakesperience Productions, Inc.
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Shakesperience Productions,
117 Bank St.
Waterbury, 06702 United States
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(203) 754-2531
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