The CSC Academy

CSC is committed to preparing future generations of actors, directors, designers, and more 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.

CSC Apprentice Program

The CSC Apprentice Program is an intensive Shakespeare-focused 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… Read More


CSC2 is a company of 8-12 non-equity emerging professional actors that works with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to further develop skills in classical acting through performance, artistic and professional development, and an array of educational and coaching opportunities The… Read More


HandShakes, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s ASL-English Shakespeare Interpretation Intensive, is a program for Deaf and hearing ASL/English interpreters to enhance their skill set around heightened language. Christopher Robinson, CSC’s Access Advocate and Program Director for HandShakes, states, “ASL Interpreters… Read More



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