ShakespearIENCED – Summer Shakespeare Classes for Adults

Shakespeare in Delaware Park Announces ShakespearIENCED!!

Summer Shakespeare Classes for ADULTS

After a successful program last season, Shakespeare in Delaware Park will again be offering classes to adults!  If you have ever had the itch to” trod the boards”, have fond memories of acting in school or community shows, ever had a curiosity about what actors do, or how Shakespeare works—-this is for you!   One of our Shakespeare veterans, Eileen Dugan (actor/ director and educator), will be holding classes this summer, and adults 18 and over.   There will be three weekend classes, culminating with a class performance on the Shakespeare main-stage prior to an evening’s professional performance.  No previous experience is required.  Class size is limited, so sign up soon—this is your chance to BE or not to be—-on the Shakespeare in Delaware Park stage!

Session 1: during the SDP production of ROMEO AND JULIET

Saturday June 20    10am-12pm            (class)

Saturday June 27    10am-12pm            (class)

Sunday July 5          10am-12pm            (class)

        Wednesday July 8       6:15pm             (performance)


Session 2: during the SDP production of  TWELFTH NIGHT

Saturday July 25     10am-12pm            (class)

Saturday Aug 1       10a-12pm              (class)

Saturday Aug 8       10am-12pm           (class)

Wednesday Aug 12        6:15pm        (performance)



TUITION: $225   (includes classes / performance and an SDP T-shirt


Call 856-4533 (by June 5th) for more details and to apply for this one of a kind experience.


Visit Buffalo Niagara’s list of free family fun



There are dozens of free activities happening this summer around Western New York. News 4’s Teresa Weakley sat down with President and CEO of Visit Buffalo Niagara, Patrick Kaler, to discuss the top free events for families in WNY. From festivals to concerts, there are a lot of events to take advantage of this season. Here are the tops picks from Visit Buffalo Niagara:

  • 58th annual Allentown Art Festival – June 13th and 14th
  • Garden Walk Buffalo – July 25th and 26th
  • Shakespeare in Delaware Park – Tuesdays – Sundays at 7:30 PM. The two productions will be Romeo & Juliet (June 18 – July 12) and Twelfth Night (July 23 – August 16)
  • Fridays at Museums (Get into a different Buffalo museum of free each Friday) – First Friday at the Albright Knox Art Gallery, Second Fridays at the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Third Fridays at the Buffalo History Museum and Fourth Fridays at the Buffalo Arts Studio.

The 21st Annual Fabulous Feast and Auction Presents The Capulet Ball


The 21st Annual Fabulous Feast and Auction

The Capulet Ball

Saturday March 28th 2015


 March 2015- Buffalo, NY…Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Shakespeare in Delaware Parks, The 21st Annual Fabulous Feast and Auction is only 3 weeks away!  Indulge in a scrumptious 5 course meal of delicious food and cocktails. This year we theme our Feast: THE CAPULET BALL in honor of this summer’s 40th Anniversary season production of ROMEO AND JULIET. The Fabulous Feast is a one of a kind event that will take place March 28th from 6 to 10:30pm at Buffalo’s own medieval castle, the Connecticut Street Armory.  Join in on the fun where you’ll mingle with the Capulets and Montagues along with a whole array of Shakespearean characters.  Partake in games of “Elizabethan Chance”, have your picture taken in the royal photo booth in your finest apparel (we’ll even supply the crowns!).  Be amazed by all the entertainment that will surround you: music by the Royall Consort, dancers, jugglers, sword fights and much much more! And whatever you do-don’t miss out on the 3 royal auctions, silent, ticket and live with splendiferous items to bid on as comedian Rob Lederman serves as your guest auctioneer.

Come one, come all and help support Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s 40th Season of FREE Shakespeare.  Tickets are $80/$150 per couple for SDP members, $100/$180 per couple for nonmembers (ticket price includes all food, drink and entertainment)

Sponsorship tables are available.

Shakespearean attire is encouraged but not required.  Get your tickets now by calling 856-4533 or visit the website at or like us on Facebook at RSVP cut off date is Friday March 20th.


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT                        Lisa Ludwig 716-856-4533

January 12, 2015                          


Shakespeare in Delaware Park, Inc. Announces 2015 Season Auditions

Auditions for Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s 40th season will be held on

 February 14, 15, and 16

 Saturday February 14th 9am to 2pm       OPEN CALL

 Sunday February 15th     9am to 1pm       CALL BACKS

 Monday February 16th    5pm to 9pm      CALL BACKS


Auditions will be held at The Market Arcade Building –617 Main Street Buffalo 14203 (this is NOT the Market Arcade “Movie” Complex)


OPEN CALL  AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Everyone interested in being considered for the 2015 season must make an audition appointment.  To arrange an appointment, please call (716) 856-4533, on or after February 2nd (NO audition appointments will be accepted before February 2nd).



This year’s productions include:

ROMEO AND JULIET –June 18th   through July 13th –Directed by Tom Loughlin

                                TWELFTH NIGHT (all male)July 23rd through August 17th —Directed by Steve Vaughan




Actors should prepare one memorized, Shakespearean monologue, not to exceed 2 minutes. If you have played a “principal role” for Shakespeare in Delaware Park in the past you do not need to prepare a monologue, you may call to see if you are needed for a call back audition appointment.  All Actors are requested to bring a resume/career bio and a head shot to the audition. Please note the roles of The Friar, Viola and Toby Belch have been cast.  ALL other roles are open


Shakespeare in Delaware Park Announces 2015 Shakespearience Interviews

Interviews for SHAKESPEARIENCE, (Shakespeare in Delaware Park’s high school apprentice program) are scheduled to be held on: April 25th from 11-2pm

CALL 856-4533 by April 17th for an appointment

Session I : ROMEO and JULIET will run from: June 13 to July 12

Session II : TWELFTH NIGHT will run from: July 18 to August 16

This season’s productions are:
ROMEO AND JULIET directed by Tom Loughlin- June 18– July 12
12th NIGHT (all male cast) directed by Steve Vaughan- July 24 – August 17

SHAKESPEARIENCE is open to area high school students; this program is designed to provide in-depth theatrical experience with theatre professionals. Each session runs for five weeks, beginning the week prior to regularly scheduled SDP performances. In addition to attending theatre classes (Tuesday-Friday 1:30-4:30) students will gain hands-on experience in an SDP professional production as part of the technical crew and will perform on the main stage (the final Friday of the session) in a student performance, preshow to the SDP season production. Applicants will be required to participate in an enrollment interview and prepare a short Shakespeare Monologue/ Sonnet.

Tuition is $400 per five-week session. Scholarships are available.


For an appointment or further information call 856-4533.

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