Did you know that Penobscot Theatre Company has more resident teaching artists visiting schools than any other arts organization in the state? Our Shakespeare in the Schools program visits hundreds of kids each year to bring classic text by the Bard off the page. With a curriculum that is aligned with Maine Learning Results, this program is designed to bring Shakespeare to life in new and imaginative ways. Imagine the prologue to Romeo and Juliet underscored to Lady Gaga’s song “Bad Romance,” or the Weird Sisters from Macbeth played by an all male zombie cast. That’s what you get when you send our artists on the road; along with lessons in text analysis, physical and vocal warm-ups, and basic training in swordplay. Check out these pics and comments from our teaching artist Brad LaBree’s latest trip to Acton Elementary School! Remember, it’s not too late to book your school today! Contact our Education Director, Jasmine Ireland at Penobscot Theatre to bring Shakespeare to YOUR school!