William J Scott Jr. Kids Doing Shakespeare

By Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park (other events)

Mon, Jul 10 2023 10:00 AM EST Fri, Jul 14 2023 3:00 PM EST

Syracuse Shakespeare-In-The-Park is still accepting applications for its 2023 theatre program for students in 4th through 12th grades, named to honor William J. Scott Jr. KIDS (Kids Doing Shakespeare) Program. The theatre program runs July 10-14, 10am-3pm daily. Rookies and returning students learn together primarily outside Thornden Park’s Carriage House in cooperation with the Syracuse Parks, Recreation, and Youth Programs Deptartment and funding from the Syracuse Teachers Association, in memory of its past president, William J. Scott, Jr. In addition, B&C Storage contributes to the program's funding. This exciting programming mix of speaking skills, stage techniques, costume design, set painting, Renaissance music, and English country dancing usually sells out quickly, so don't delay. All students will perform part of a scene as a culminating activity on the last Friday of our intensive and fun week of theatre. This year's scene(s) will be selected from our 2023 Shakespeare-In-The-Park main stage show, West Side Story (August 4-13, 2023, in Thornden Park's beautiful Amphitheatre). 

Scholarships based on need are available with the approval of STA and the SSITP Board of Directors. Please indicate your request for a scholarship on the ticketing page.

Once registration is complete, all parents will be mailed an application by email.


All participants must provide their own transportation and bring their own lunch (except our last day, where students will be treated to lunch from Brooklyn Pickle). Snacks will be provided each day. All students receive a present on show day.