The Shakespeare Theatre Academy

For more information on Fall classes, please call 973-845-6742.

See the Star Ledger feature article on The Shakespeare Theatre Academy.


NEW! STAGE MAKE-UP: Fairies, Fantasy, and the Fountain of Youth

Guest artist Stephen Davis (Centenary College) takes students through the fascinating world of stage make-up.  The first day covers the basics and how stage make-up differs from traditional techniques, while also exploring some tried-and-true theatrical tricks, including how to create a more youthful look on stage.  On the second day, students will transform themselves under the mentorship of Mr. Davis, into a variety of fantastic creatures of their own.  A Ben Nye Theatrical Make-Up Kit is required for the class, which will be ordered through The Shakespeare Theatre at a special industry discount – a perfect take-away from the class so that you can continue to explore your own mad-cap make-up creations in the future.

Thursdays 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (2 Sessions)
October 15 & October 22

Fee: $150 ($130 for subscribers and past students) + $65 for Ben Nye make-up kit (a $100 value)

Classes will be held in the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre:
36 Madison Avenue, Madison.


Join Director of Education Brian B. Crowe along with other theatre artisans for this special four-session offering as we explore some various techniques for creating masks. Examine some of the masks that have graced The Shakespeare Theatre stages, and how they have been crafted. Learn how to make a basic plaster cast of your face on which to apply unique, form fitted creations of your own. Each participant will leave the class with a plaster cast of his/her face and two masks of their own creation, along with new skills. Basic materials included with the enrollment fee.

Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (4 Sessions)
September 19–October 10
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10

Fee: $320 ($300 for subscribers and past students)

Classes will be held in the Theatre’s Behind-the-Scenes Headquarters: 3 Vreeland Road, Florham Park.

Dates subject to change.