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Shakespearean Acting for Teenagers at Oddfellows Playhouse in Jan. 2020

Submitted by Dic Wheeler.

Oddfellows Playhouse will be offering a six week intensive training program in Shakespearean Acting for teenagers this winter.

“The Complete Shakespearean” will meet Monday evenings, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, from January 6 through February 10 at the Playhouse, which is located at 128 Washington Street in Middletown. The course is designed to prepare teens to audition for Oddfellows’ Teen Repertory Company’s Spring Production of Romeo and Juliet.

The course, taught by ARTFARM Artistic Director Marcella Trowbridge and Oddfellows Artistic Director Dic Wheeler, plus guest artists, will provide actors ages 14 – 20 with fundamental training in classical acting, voice, text analysis, movement and stage combat. Both instructors have many years of experience directing and performing Shakespeare, and specialize in providing tools for young performers to better understand and perform Shakespeare.

Space is limited for this course, so participants are encouraged to enroll early to ensure a place. Tuition for the six week course is $100. Anyone completing the class will get a $75 credit toward tuition for Romeo and Juliet. Financial aid and work-study options are available to all who need it.

Auditions for Romeo and Juliet will be March 2 and 5, and the performances will be May 14 – 23.

Oddfellows Playhouse Youth Theater is Connecticut’s oldest and largest theater program for young people. To register, or for more information, go to, call (860) 347-6143, or email

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