Young Shakespeare Players

1806 West Lawn Avenue
Madison, WI 53711

608-258-0015

About Us:

The Young Shakespeare Players (YSP), a non-profit theater program founded in 1980, invites youth, ages 7-18, to perform full-length, original works of Shakespeare, G.B Shaw, and Charles Dickens.

There are no auditions or rejections. Any young person who registers will receive one or more substantial speaking roles.

Designed to show participants, their families, and the community that these plays are delightful, accessible, and fun, YSP is the only year-round program of its kind.

Actors learn to appreciate both the language and the drama in these great works as well as the technical aspects of acting and stagecraft.

Special programs are also available for veteran actors, ages 14-26, and adult actors, ages 18 and up (the Adult Shakespeare Circle).

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