A Taste of Shakespeare  is an educational and outreach program of the Longmont Theatre Company.

We deliver Shakespearean theater, in free performances, at locations up and down the Front Range. We perform complete shows, as well as skits, songs, stage fighting, and other creative acts. We also offer free workshops for actors during the school year.

Shakeshops – Free actors’ workshops

During the school year, from September to May, the Taste of Shakespeare outreach program offers free monthly workshops for actors. While the workshops tend to focus on Shakespeare’s works, actors may bring material from any source, and audition practice is encouraged. For ages 13 and up.

Here’s the schedule for upcoming workshops. 

We’ve been running our workshops over Zoom, since we’ve had to cancel in-person gathering. They’ve worked surprisingly well, and they’ve allowed far-flung folks to join us again, including the founder of our Shakeshops, Dave Dahl.

Below are the dates for the Shakeshops through April 2021. More to come after that. We are hoping, at some point this summer, to resume some kind of in-person event. As Hamlet might say, “Angels and ministers of grace defend us!”

Saturday, March 20, 2021. 6:00 pm mountain
ZOOM. Our March Shop. Perhaps something on the Ides Of, mad hatters, or really long walks.
ZOOM link: to be published a day or two before the event.

Saturday, April 17, 2021. 6:00 pm mountain
ZOOM. Our April Shop. Perhaps something on Spring, or taxes.
ZOOM link: to be published a day or two before the event.

Shakeshop.org – On-line theatrical training

If you can’t join us for workshops or performances, you can still benefit from the training we offer. Many training videos, presentations, and papers are available at Shakeshop.org, a site created and sponsored by some of our “Tasties”.