Shakespeare in Shades

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What is Shakespeare in Shades (SiS)?

Shakespeare in Shades is a summer theatre and reading program for rising 6th grade students attending Vine Magnet Middle School and selected return students. Students spend half the day in reading instruction, learning about reader’s theatre and William Shakespeare, and the other half of the day is focused on working together to stage an adaptation of a middle school novel. The program culminates with a showcase performance in the Carousel Theatre for family and friends!

Who is SiS for?

Rising 6th grade students attending Vine Middle Magnet and invited return participants.


When does SiS take place?SiS video

June 1 – 30, 2022
Monday through Friday from 1:30-5:30 pm
(The last day, June 30 is from 1:30 – 8 pm including the showcase.)

Where does SiS take place?

Vine Magnet Middle and the Carousel Theatre

Why do we have SiS?

To have the chance to perform on stage, build reading skills over the summer, and make new friends going into middle school!

Other Info:

We provide limited transportation and a free lunch and snack for participants.

Download the 2022 SiS Summer Permission form (pdf) here.


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