Romeo and Juliet | Rescheduled Performance and Workshops

The Spoken Word Society and Shakespeare Festival are pleased to offer the
following performance and workshops, rescheduled from April 2022

All events are free. Registration is required.
CAPE HENLOPEN HIGH SCHOOL (1250 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE).

Classic Theatre of Maryland Presents Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, September 10 | 2:00 PM Eastern Time | In-person | Cape Henlopen High School Auditorium
Classic Theatre of Maryland (CTM) presents Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in a fresh and exciting way. Professional actors Joshua Olumide and Kira Janine Bennett perform live in the title roles while interacting with actors and scenery filmed in CTM’s studios. Using state-of-the-art technology and a high degree of creativity, CTM’s founder and producing Artistic Director Sally Boyett  creates a seamless multimedia experience that is entirely true to the Elizabethan text while adapting 21st century ideas of staging and performance. There will be a Q&A session afterwards.
This performance will be in the Cape Henlopen High School Theatre. (1250 Kings Highway, Lewes, DE).


Classic Theatre of Maryland Romeo and Juliet Workshops
Saturday, September 10 | 3:30 PM Eastern Time | In-person | Cape Henlopen High School

Creating Romeo and Juliet with Sally Boyett
Romeo and Juliet’s Producing Artistic Director, Helen-Hayes Award Nominated Sally Boyett, takes participants on an interactive, exploratory journey through her artistic process in seasonal Shakespearean piece selection, textual adaptation, period placement, rehearsals, production, and making the transition from stage to screen.


The Poet and the Actor: How Shakespeare Informs and Challenges Actors
Led by Donald Hicken, CTM’s Tony-Nominated and Helen-Hayes Award Winning Board Chair. This participatory session focuses on two types of challenges Shakespeare makes with his character portraits and his poetic dialogue. Two speeches from Romeo and Juliet will be examined for the unique tasks they present to actors interpreting the roles of Lord Capulet and Mercutio.


Romeo and Juliet: Prologue and Epilogue with Nancy Krebs
CTM’s Resident Vocal Coach and Actress-in-Residence, one of a handful Master Lessac Teachers in the world, Nancy Krebs (SAG-AFTRA), takes participants through Romeo and Juliet’s Prologue and Epilogue, with particular attention to voice and character.


These programs are partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on