Text Alive!

Text Alive! is a free, semester-long arts integration program that brings Shakespeare’s plays to life through performance-based teaching strategies.

Students and teachers develop their knowledge and understanding of Shakespeare through a series of workshops exploring acting, language, and theatrical design. Then students apply their knowledge by rehearsing and producing a scene from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Text Alive! culminates with a performance of an entire Shakespeare play on stage at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

Public school English and Theatre teachers for grades 9-12 in D.C., Maryland and Virginia are invited to apply.






Program Sponsors:

  • C. Maury Devine
  • Julie M. Feinsilver
  • Mark & Carol Hyman Fund
  • The Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation
  • Patrick Michael McMurphy Memorial Foundation
  • The Morningstar Foundation
  • Nora Roberts Foundation
  • Verizon Foundation