Resources for Educators

The Rude Mechanicals – Century High’s Shakespeare troupe. During the past four years, the troupe has performed at Century High School, the Carroll Arts Center, Baldwin’s Station Restaurant, Fairhaven Retirement Community, Carroll County DramaFest, the Eldersburg Public Library, the CHS Renaissance Festival, various schools throughout the county, the Sykesville Apple Butter Market, the South Carroll Business Association, and for the Sykesville Rotary Club.

Touchstone’s Players – formed in the fall of 2007, this group of elementary and middle school students performed A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Century High’s outdoor Globe Theatre in October, 2007.

Shakespeare Summer Camp – This camp has been run since 2007  years at Century High School. Camp counselors are members of The Rude Mechanicals troupe. For each of the past three years we had 60 campers attend ranging from grades three through eight.

Education Department – provide internships and conduct lessons at local schools, retirement homes, public libraries, and for the community at-large. If you would like to have Shakespeare-related lectures, workshops, or performances for your group or organization, we would be glad to structure something that meets your wishes. We also have awarded $5,000 in scholarships to graduating Rude Mechanicals members during the past two years.

Acting Apprenticeships – For current College students we offer Acting Apprenticeships with our adult company. Apprentices are selected by audition. Once selected they are then set up with a role in the current production and a mentor from The Shakespeare Factory Player’s professional core ensemble. The mentor will offer one on one coaching on the actor’s role and offer a guide to the professional world of theatre. For more information or to audition please email only.

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