All the World’s a Stage Players is a nonprofit educational program offering young people, especially homeschoolers, an opportunity to learn about Shakespeare and perform in full-length productions of Shakespeare’s plays. Participants are ages 10 to 18. Students come from all over the state from Marblehead to Watertown, Acton to Ashby, drawing an audience from New York to Maine. Past participants maintain ties with the group, many of them returning from college during production week to help with choreography, sound, and lighting or just to take in the fabulous show. Our goal is to foster an appreciation for producing Shakespeare's works by giving young people a chance to participate in all aspects of theatre.
The group meets weekly from September to March, concluding with 3-4 performances at the end of the season. Rehearsals and performances take place at Chelmsford Center for the Arts, 1A North Road, Chelmsford, MA, 01824. Parental support and involvement is essential to the group’s success. This is not a drop-off program! Parents and/or guardians must be willing to take full responsibility for their children by remaining on the premises during rehearsals and performances, in order to participate in this program. We rely on families’ support and talents to help make the program a success, and there are many opportunities for people to volunteer!
Please use the contact form on this website or message us on our Facebook page if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!
The cast of our 2016-2017 production, TWELFTH NIGHT