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YASC Shakespeare for Teens (14+ years)

Students will uncover tools within the text that allow them to access the language, character and ideas in Shakespeare’s plays.

YASC Shakespeare for teens TAPAC 14+ classes TAPAC
Acting & Drama
  • Thursdays, to
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
Rita Stone
TAPAC class

YASC Shakespeare for Teens is a practical, hands-on course that allows students to engage with Shakespeare’s text in a playful, fun environment.

Looking at a variety of monologues and scenes, YASC Shakespeare for Teens works towards a small studio performance at the end of the term.

"An absolutely wonderful course."

Teaching artist


Rita Stone

BPSA, Dip Tchg - Artistic Director, Young Auckland Shakespeare Company

Rita Stone founded the Young Auckland Shakespeare Company in 2012. As the founder of the Legacy Theatre company, she directed, produced and performed in various productions and coordinated Theatre in Education schools’ tours around Auckland of abridged Shakespeare scenes. Rita graduated from the UNITEC School of Performing and Screen Arts in 1998, and has since taught at UNITEC, Massey University, Auckland University and The Actors’ Program. She also holds a Secondary Teaching qualification in English and Drama and was Assistant HOD of Drama at Western Springs College. Rita has studied at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.