YSP is a program of and for all young people who wish to take part.

There are no auditions or Roderigorejections. Any young person from about age 7 to 18 may take part—and perform the words and roles of Shakespeare—simply by registering.

Every participant receives one or more speaking roles in every production.

YSP makes Shakespeare’s masterpieces accessible. The program is designed to show its young actors (and their families and the community) that the plays of Shakespeare (and sometimes Shaw!) are not “dull” or “above them.”

YSP’s Mission

To provide unmatched growth for young minds and help young people find a voice through understanding and performing classical theater