Shakespeare It’s Elementary, designed for students grades 4-6, delivers a shot of adrenaline to English Language Arts curriculum, by engaging students to produce an entire Shakespeare play. There is a role for every child that will push the limits of their own literacy, creativity and collaboration. Students are introduced to vocabulary, storytelling, design, movement, history and character development. SIE culminates in a fully produced play at a professional theater, creating an inspiring festival atmosphere. In Addison County, the final performance is at Town Hall Theater.

Shakespeare It's Elementary Fast Facts

  • Over 100 kids work together to produce a full-length Shakespeare play over the course of a school semester

  • Thousands of students & teachers have participated through four school districts

  • 10-week program during the school day

  • Student-led production, giving students ownership of the text and sense of responsibility

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"Courageous Stage's work is transformative for our students. Their impact reaches beyond literacy and English Language classrooms. I see the confidence, collaboration, and enthusiasm pour over into the rest of the school day. School should be like this everyday!"

-Linda Horn, Math Teacher Leader,
Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union