logo nea vertical2016-17 Romeo and Juliet Project

  • 12 Partner Schools
  • 4,040 Students Served
  • 504 Classroom Sessions
  • 15 Performances

The Project is part of Shakespeare in American Communities, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. The Project also is funded under a Grant Contract with the State of Tennessee.

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Romeo and Juliet Project Schools

Central High School

434 students served; 51 classroom sessions; 2 performances


Students embody the characters of Romeo and Juliet to deepen comprehension of the text.


TSC Teaching-Artists Cally Shine (left) and Ashley Asiarae Mahone (right) help students physicalize scenes from Act V of Romeo and Juliet.


TA Nathan Snow (left) asking a student what decisions they would have made differently than their character. 

1st period Hamilton

TA's Marquis Archuleta (left) and Nathan Snow (right) with Ms. Hamilton's 1st Period class.