Summer Shakescool Academy

Appell Center for the Performing Arts Summer Shakescool Academy

For ages

Ages 16-24


  • Shakescool Academy:
    July 8 - July 12 (One Week)
  • Application Deadline:
    July 1
  • Financial Assistance Application Deadline:
    June 14

Program Overview

The 2019 Appell Center for the Performing Arts Summer SHAKESCOOL Academy is designed to offer actors a life-changing encounter with William Shakespeare. Complete with world-class Shakespeare expert instructors, Shakescool is more than just Shakespeare in the classroom or Shakespeare in the park, Shakescool is a dynamic conservatory experience for performers interested in personal and artistic growth. Students can expect to be both surprised and inspired by a Shakespeare that lives in the “ups and downs” of their everyday lives. A Shakespeare that will prove to be not just relevant in our times--but needed. A Shakespeare that demands brutal honesty and genuine empathy. Shakescool will lead actors on a journey of artistic excellence and self-discovery. It’s not just Shakespeare--it’s Shakespeare NOW.

To break the stigma and the stereotype; to give expression to the things deeply hid.

To ellevate the spoken work to craft, the common actor to the role of sage --

And do all this by way of William Shakespeare.

General Information

Date & Time: July 8 - July 12, 2019 (8:30 AM - 5:30 PM each day)

Location: Appell Center for the Performing Arts (50 N. George Street, York, PA)

Age Group: 16-24

Lunch: Not provided

Application Information: Applications are required. Applicants must submit one (1) 60 to 90-second acting monologue. Selected participants will be notified. The monologue can be of your choosing and does not have to be from Shakespeare.

Contact Us

For more information or if you are interested in learning more about our Summer Orchestra Academy, please contact Education Assistant, Dan Crowell, at 717-825-2239 or


Tuition & Payment Options

$300 per student

No application fee. $150 deposit due within 10 days of acceptance. $150 remaining balance due by June 24.

Payment Options:

Payments may be made in the form of check, cash, or credit card (VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, or AMEX) by contacting Eduction Assistant, Dan Crowell, at 717-825-2239 or Scholarship support available based on need (see below for application).

Refund Policy:

100% for cancellations 30 or more days before session start date.

50% for cancellations 14 days or more before session start date.

No refund within 14 days of session start date.


Scholarships are available. Scholarship funding is awarded based on need, the students statement of interest and date of submission.


Release and Waiver of Liability

Please download and sign the Release and Waiver of Liability and deliver it to one of the faculty members on the first day of the Summer Academy. One release form must be filled out and signed per student. Please note there is one version of the waiver for minors under the age of 18 years old and one version for students 18 and over. Please fill out the appropriate waiver.

Download Release and Waiver of Liability (Minors Under 18) Download Release and Waiver of Liability (Students 18 or Over)