Summer Programs

Looking for Shakespeare

Program Dates: June 30 - July 23, 2016

(Residential Students Move-in: June 29, Move-out: July 23)

Priority Application Deadline: March 15, 2016

Final Application Deadline: April 15, 2016


Intended For: High School Students

Program Description & Faculty

An intensive Shakespeare summer program for high school students from around the country. This program is unique in that ensemble members work with a director, production team, and graduate assistants to mount a fully produced Shakespeare play on the campus of NYU. Participants investigate how Shakespeare’s language resonates for them, within their own personal experiences. The production is supported by designers and stage managers and is documented by a video artist. The 2016 production will be Romeo & Juliet

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Program Costs and Fees

Below are all costs associated with Looking for Shakespeare :

    • Tuition: $1,800
    • Application Fee: $55; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2016 Summer Application
    • Housing & Meal Plan (optional): $1,576 shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week
    • International Students have additional Visa and/or participation fees
Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the enrollment deposit (detailed instructions provided in acceptance email). Residential students will have successfully registered for housing once they have paid the housing deposit and completed the housing application (sent via email after student confirms their attendance).

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Application Information

A completed application consists of:

  1. A 2016 MPAP Summer Application
  2. Correctly uploaded audition materials in Get Acceptd and a $55 application fee (paid at the end of Acceptd)

*If you are an international student please go to the Application for International Students Website for application details.

Your application will be reviewed once your application is complete and not beforehand. 

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Audition Requirements

  • Please prepare and memorize one Shakespearean monologue (download options here or you may choose one on your own to perform for your audition). We encourage you to choose a Shakespearean monologue that you like, regardless of the gender of the character.

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Housing Information

Move in: June 29, 2016
Move out: July 23, 2016

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International Students

Please follow this short check list as a guide of the necessary steps needed to take as an international student. 
    1. Complete the 2016 MPAP Summer Programs Application 
      With indication of housing need and financial need (if that would apply to your situation) 
    2. Submit proof of English language proficiency

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Program Contacts

Program Administration                     

MPAP Summer Programs
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012
(p) 212 998 5438

Academic Content 

Educational Theatre Faculty
82 Washington Square East, Room 223
New York, NY 10012 
(p) 212 998 5868