Educational Programs

In addition to a summer theatre training for grades 6-12 (Camp Will) and a winter acting intensive for grades 9-12 (ShakesPeers), we offer the following, year round…


TPSP Executive Artistic Director Laura Korach Howell has taught many different workshops at a wide range of schools, theatres and organizations. She is very comfortable working with all ages, having taught first graders through senior citizens (but not at the same time!). She would be happy to design a workshop to suit your organization/school. The length of a workshop is quite variable depending on your needs – be it a few hours to a few days. Examples:

  • For teachers: bringing Shakespeare into the classroom
  • For students: introducing Shakespeare and his language to middle and high school students
  • For everyone: in-depth exploration of a specific play


Laura is a roster artist with The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. This means that the PCA will share the cost of bringing her as an artist-in-residence to your school or organization (minimum 10-day residency). Residencies usually consist of teaching as well as having strong performance components. She is more than happy to design a residency to suit your students’ needs. Examples:

  • Directing one of Shakespeare’s plays with your students
  • Tapping the Code: exploring his use of language/poetry in his sonnets and plays
  • In-depth exploration of one of his plays, including monologue & scene work

For more information on the PCA artist-in-residency programs please see:

Shakespeare’s World, Women & Significant Others

In this one-hour, one-woman performance/talk, Laura explores eleven characters from seven of Shakespeare’s plays. Performing scenes and soliloquies from such plays as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet, she offers an intimate look at some of Shakespeare’s memorable characters. By discussing Shakespeare’s language, poetry and the times in which he lived, she helps her audience gain a better understanding and appreciation for his genius and empathy for us mere mortals.

Shakespeare World, Women & Significant Others is appropriate for teens through seniors. Laura has performed this piece at retirement communities, libraries and schools and is available for bookings at your organization/school.

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A non-profit organization committed to help foster a love of Shakespeare through performance and performance-based instruction.