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Shakespeare for a New Generation

Secondary Outreach Program

Pending funding for the 2014-2015 school year.

Secondary School Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare for a New Generation brings Folger's performance-based approach to teaching Shakespeare directly to teachers and students in grades 7 through 12 in selected public schools.


Working closely with you and your students, our teaching artists help students of all learning styles and multiple intelligences find their own points of entry into Shakespeare's language and plays.


The program culminates in the students participating in the Secondary Schools Festival on the Folger stage with other schools from throughout the Washington area.

In addition to Festival participation, SFANG program includes:

  • Fifteen classroom visits. Led by Folger Teaching Artists, these sessions get students on their feet and comfortable with the language as they discuss and rehearse their play.
  • Attendance at a Student Matinee of the Folger production of Julius Caesar.

In addition, SFANG offers two professional development opportunities for participating teachers and teaching artists. An opening and closing workshop will introduce and reinforce performance-based techniques for all areas of humanities study, and acquaint you with the Festival playing space.

The program—including teaching artist fees, transportation, and related instructional materials—is provided to selected schools at no cost.

TO APPLY for the 2014-2015 Shakespeare for a New Generation program, submit the application found to the right by June 30, 2014.

Secondary School Shakespeare Festival

Additional Information

For more information, contact Danielle Drakes at (202) 675-0365 or ddrakes@folger.edu.

SFANG Invitation to Apply


2014-2015 SFANG Application

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