The CSC Academy

CSC is committed to preparing future generations of actors, directors, and designers for productive and satisfying careers in theatre.  The CSC Academy education and training programs are aimed at professional and pre-professionals at various stages of their careers:  from students in theater programs at colleges and universities, to early-career actors looking to gain experience, to mid-career professionals who want to expand their repertoire and build their skills.

Apprentice Program

The CSC Apprentice Program is an intensive summer training program for early-career actors who are actively pursuing a career in theatre.  This training runs concurrently with CSC’s signature event, Free Shakespeare on the Common, founded in 1996 by… Read More

Virtual Shakespeare Intensives

May 17-23, 2021!  CSC’s Virtual Shakespeare Intensive is a one-week online program that provides instruction and practice in bringing Shakespeare’s characters to life on stage: how to decipher his words, unlock secrets in the meter and rhythm, act… Read More


CSC2 is a company of eight non-equity early-career professional actors that works with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to further develop skills in classical acting through performance, artistic and professional development, and through different educational and coaching settings. Thank you… Read More

Press Release: The Front Porch Arts Collective and CSC announce Co-Lab An On-Line Training Program for BIPOC Actors

The Front Porch Arts Collective and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company announce Co-Lab An On-Line Training Program for BIPOC Actors August 10-15 Boston, MA — The Front Porch Arts Collective (a Black theatre company committed to advancing racial equity in… Read More

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