We are now hosting virtual workshops every Tuesday, 8-10pm!

You can join on Zoom by clicking HERE!

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The Shakespeare Forum Weekly Open Workshops

​TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Twice a week actors, directors, producers and artists from all walks of life come together to work and play with the words of Shakespeare. Okay, so sometimes it’s not Shakespeare, but the spirit of exploration is ever-present as we delve into the text, challenging ourselves and each other to grow and change. No reservation or advance notice is necessary - all are welcome!

Over the course of a typical Tuesday or Thursday night, 5-6 people play with a monologue (sometimes a scene) and they receive feedback from the rest of the room facilitated by The Shakespeare Forum staff. They will then play with the piece again and the room talks about what changed. There can be anywhere from 20 to 80 people in the room. There's no pressure to perform, or to even get up and work if that's not something you're interested in. It's a space to play and to help each other. We hope you can make it out!

This is a donation-based class. It’s not about the money, it’s about resurrecting the true artist spirit- an open heart, a sense of humor and a belief that we are stronger when we are together.

Suggested Donation: $5

Tuesday: Clinton Cameo Studios at 307 West 43rd St. (map)

The closest subways are 42nd St (A,C,E), Times Sq (N,Q,R,S,1,2,3,7)


Thursday: El Barrio's Artspace PS109 at 215 East 99th St. (map)

The closest subways are 96th St (6) and M96 bus