“All the World’s a Stage”! We are pleased to announce a new program for our Winter Session, our Children’s Black Box Theatre Program: 30 Minute Shakespeare for Grades 4-7!

Starting Tuesday, January 10th, students will take on the Bard with a shortened, 30-minute version of “The Tempest” ending in a performance at the Improv Asylum! Directed by Music Theatre Program Director, Allie Meek with Music Direction by Alexandra Dietrich, students will receive an introduction on how to perform and understand Shakespeare.

Actors meet once a week for a 2-hour rehearsal period. Students receive training in voice, Shakespeare acting and language. Students missing 3 or more classes will not be able to participate in the production performance. Final showcase is mandatory.

Who? Program open to children in Grades 4 – 7


  • Alexandra Dietrich, Music Director
  • Allie Meek, Stage Director and Program Director

Show: TBD

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule and Locations beginning Tuesday, January 10th 2017

  • Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. (with pick-up at Eliot Upper School) at 9 Hull Street (North End)
  • Click Here for Full Rehearsal Schedule: black-box-class-schedule

Tech/Performance Dates:

  • Performance: Tuesday, March 21st at 4:30pm at the Improv Asylum

Cost: $225 Additional Siblings 50% off.

Additional Fees: Pick-up from Eliot Upper or Lower School on Friday’s is $50 per session.

Financial Aid: Please contact Manda Shepherd at mshepherd@nempacboston.org

Registration opens November 15th, 2016 

*all levels are welcome to join this program! No prior experience required.