The Tempest (2014) at Classic Stage Company

The Young Company

Re-envisioning the world of Shakespeare for a new generation. 


For more than a decade, The Young Company has been forging a dynamic relationship between the MFA Acting students of Columbia University and the teens of New York City. Join us in introducing your students to our students as they grapple with the universal themes of Shakespeare’s plays in the context of their own experience.


Each year Columbia University’s most advanced MFA Acting students present a 90-minute production of a Shakespeare play that is staged and designed specifically for young audiences. This same diverse company of actors also serve as teaching artists, facilitating workshops in schools throughout New York City. Give your students the chance to experience how exciting Shakespeare’s work can be through personal relationships with young actors they can relate to.      


This spring, we present a fresh production of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s haunting classic about those who love in the midst of violence. We are excited to connect our world to the world of the most famous “star-crossed lovers.”  Performances are set for March 4–15, 2019.




Interested in bringing your students to see Romeo and Juliet or booking other in-school workshops with our teaching artists? Click below to fill out our online information request form, and a member of staff will be in touch. 



            Alice Renier

            Outreach Associate, The Young Company

            Columbia University School of the Arts