Shake On The Block

Free Summer Workshop

This workshop will help young writers discover the magic, fun and craziness of the immortal bard, William Shakespeare, through play-writing, adaptation and performance. Each session students breakdown a Shakespearean play, which they then adapt for performance by adding street slang and modern English. Students are introduced to the rudiments of the theater making process and develop skills in acting, memorization, adaptation, staging and performance while creating cool, dynamic new characters based on Shakespeare’s plays. The workshop culminates in a dynamic multimedia performance that is free and open to the public.

Shake On The Block 2018 Final Performance



  • The Bushwick Starr

  • Public School IS.77

  • NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural After-School Adventures program

  • New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso

  • Spaceworks 

  • Brooklyn Public Library


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