The Education Department supplements the artistic life of Empty Chair by providing resources and opportunities to the public.  Our goal is to help audiences and students discover new ways of engaging with our productions, exposing them to academic perspectives on the plays and performance workshops.  This summer, the education department is expanding our efforts through both our camp programming and our supplements for the summer season. We are currently offering two sessions of our youth camp (now in its third year) and we'll kick off the inaugural session of the Summer Shakespeare Workshop, geared toward high-school students, in August. The department has recruited two remarkable dramaturgical interns, who will assist the production teams of Twelfth Night and Titus Andronicus. We will also sponsor talk-back forums for each production, and we plan to distribute study guides for each show.
This coming fall, Empty Chair will provide support for the High School Fellowship Program curriculum; some resident staff members (including Empty Chair Co-Founder and HSFP alum Elizabeth Nearing) will assist in workshops and facilitate discussions on classical theatre as well as the ins and outs of running a theatre company. Empty Chair is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such an influential and inspirational organization as the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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