Youth Programs

Calling all budding bards, aspiring actors and pint-sized players! If you missed our March 9 auditions for The Groundlings Company, AST’s summer training program for students ages 8-14, you’re in luck. Send an email to Rebekah Scallet at to start your exciting journey into the world behind the curtains.

As part of the company, students will spend their mornings taking pre-professional classes in acting, Shakespeare, and stage combat, and their afternoons rehearsing for the play 15-Minute Hamlet by Tom Stoppard. 15-Minute Hamlet will be performed as a curtain-raiser prior to The Two Gentlemen of Verona outdoors at the Argenta Branch of the Laman Library in North Little Rock.

TGC will be led and directed by Katie Campbell, who is also directing this summer’s production of The Comedy of Errors. Members of the professional Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre company will also teach master classes and spend time with the company.

When: The Groundlings Company will be June 9-June 20, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Performances will be June 19, 21, and 22 at 7:15 p.m.

Where: Classes will meet in the Argenta Arts District, exact location TBD

Cost: Tuition for the program is $400.

If you have questions, call 501-852-0702.

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