The Tennessee Arts Commission has generous funds available to help you bring Tennessee Shakespeare Company to your classroom, or bring your students to us! Click HERE to view Tennessee Arts Commision's Preferred Artist Roster page for TSC.
Some grants you can apply for and what they may be used to fund include:
- Student Ticket Subsidy Grant: Covers the cost of admission to our Student Matinees or Schools Tour, when the performance is combined with a Playshop or Residency;
- The Arts Appreciation Grant provides up to $1,000 for one-day interactive Playshops and In-School Residencies fewer than five days (including Artist fees, in-state travel and lodging, course materials, teacher training, and marketing expenses);
- The Arts Curriculum Grant provides up to $6,000 per year per school for Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s In-School Residency experiences five days or longer.
Click HERE to apply for Tennessee Arts Commission’s Student Ticket Subsidy Grant.
Click HERE for helpful guidelines on applying.
Click HERE to apply for Arts Appreciation and Arts Curriculum Grants.
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Save the date
Fifth Annual Valentine's Gala
February 14, 2014 at 6:00pm
GPAC/Duncan-Williams Performance Hall
Bring your students
Unto the Breach with TSC's
Mid-South Schools Tour!
Shake(s), Rattle, & Roll
It's hip. It's cool. It's an adventure with the original SOUL MAN! Students will discover chart-topping, toe-tapping, feet-stomping, got-to-jump-out-of-your-seat-and-move-with-it SHAKESPEARE – direct from Memphis! Resident actors Slade Kyle and Eva Balistrieri (Ophelia in last year’s Hamlet) play with breathtaking dexterity through a whirlwind of scenes and soliloquies sure to make students want to SHOUT!
DATES: September 30, 2013 – May 9, 2014
VENUE: In YOUR School! Touring Tennessee, across the Mid-South, and throughout the Southeast.
Recommended for intimate audience of up to 100, School Tours book for a flat rate of $450. For groups larger than 100, TSC recommends booking multiple shows. Mulitple shows can be booked on the same day or on different days, whatever is most convenient. Teachers and chaperones are admitted FREE and do not count toward the 100 audience members. The show runs 45-minutes, with a post-show actor talk back.
Please note: Travel costs may apply.
Performance Space: This production requires a space AT LEAST 12' x 12' (or a 12' diameter). No stage or elevation is required, so we can play in a variety of spaces.
Material is suitable for all ages.
What students and teachers are saying about TSC's School Tours:
What an awesome experience. I got so much feedback from students and teachers that it was 'the highlight of the year.'
- Michele Sabatier, teacher, St. Joseph School, Greenville, MSMoving, authentic performances! The quality of the productions is unmatched in this area. My students will never claim Shakespeare is irrelevant again!!
- April Murphy, teacher, Collierville Connection Homeschool GroupI didn't have to find chaperones. I didn't have to order buses or lunches. It was the most convenient, perfect 'field trip' for the kids and me. TSC is gracious, pleasant and perfectly Shakespearean.
- Abby Cardwell, teacher, Snowden School
TSC's Romeo and Juliet 2012 Schools Tour
Pictured (left to right): Wolfe Coleman, Michael Khanlarian, Slade Kyle, and Matthew Crewse
For more information or to book your school,
please contact Education Manager Slade Kyle at
For Ticket Subsidy and State Funding, please visit: http://tac.roster.ercsystems.com/TSC
Reduced pricing is made possible in part by TSC's Barbara B. Apperson Angel Fund.
PLEASE NOTE: Titles and dates are subject to change.
"I have touched the highest point of all my greatness"
- King Henry VIII
For serious actors 18-27, this two-week intensive training opportunity will bring you into the world of Tennessee Shakespeare Company’s classical playing of Shakespeare. TSC actor-teachers lead you through a rigorous process that will help you build upon essential acting techniques while taking personal ownership of Shakespeare’s text. Develop your craft through sessions in Scene Play, Text Work, Soliloquy, Stage Combat, and Elizabethan Movement & Dance. Explore the Elizabethan tradition of “found spaces” for theatrical expression and the challenge and fun of working with Shakespeare’s language in a variety of environments, both inside and out. All work is performance-based, culminating in a community performance for friends and family.
Age for participants: 18-27.
Dates: July 7 - 18, 2014
Perfect attendance is required. Admission is limited to 16 participants. Housing must be personally arranged and is not the responsibility of TSC.
What our Young Company had to say about the experience:
It's two weeks of getting to know your self through Shakespeare. It's finding your strengths and building them. It's finding your weakness and making it your strength. It's having fun with people who are passionate about their craft. It's heart-work.
- Edna Dinwiddie, 22 years oldThe attention that every actor received was perfect. Each of us was challenged at our current level and received what we needed most.
- Jason Gerhard, 23 years oldThe most beneficial acting experience of my life; I have gained more in two weeks than I have in 3 years in college.
- Adam Maldanado, 21 years old
Click the image below to watch a slideshow of the inaugural Young Company
Pictured (left to right): Edna Dinwiddie and Lena Wallace
For more information about Young Company,
please contact Education Manager Slade Kyle at