Home School Classes

Highwood's Home School classes & annual Shakespeare production are open to all interested students in grades 1 - 8.   The only prerequisite is a desire to learn, explore, meet new people, and collaborate!

Students work together with instructors that specialize in their field, and often participate in workshops led by other performing professionals (with diverse backgrounds in classical acting, playwriting, improvisation, stage combat & more).  Members are consistently challenged and inspired to take risks, do their best, and develop as confident collaborators and creators.   All 8-week classes culminate in a final showcase performance for family and friends.

The Highwood Theatre offers a 10% sibling discount for Home School Classes only.  To use this discount, please email info@thehighwoodtheatre.org indicating which class and how many students you wish to enroll.  


Fall Living Shakespeare


All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely Highwood players! Our Fall Living Shakespeare ensemble will read and adapt one of Shakespeare's greatest plays while using his original text. Perfect for novices, veterans, and all classical experiences in between, this beloved class immerses you in the world of the Bard and his timeless work!

  • Fridays from 12:00 - 3:00 PM
  • 10 Classes from September 27 - December 6, 2019 (no class November 27)
  • $250.00

Skills: Historical Background, Prose vs. Verse, Scansion, Iambic Pentameter, Operative Words, Objectives/Tactics, Character Building

Winter Shakespeare Production


Our Winter Shakespeare semester has our Home School players rehearsing and performing the Shakespeare play adapted in the Fall (see above). Students prepare a complete production - with costumes, props, and sets. 

  • Fridays from 12:00 - 3:00 PM
  • 11 Classes from January 17 - March 20, 2020
  • Performances: Friday, March 20 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 and 4:00 PM
  • $275.00

Skills: Performance, Character Building, Stage Combat (Beginner to Intermediate), Movement, Moment-to-Moment Action, Projection & Stage Presence

Spring Royal Pageant


In this unique Spring class, our ensemble will learn about the historical depiction of Kings and Queens throughout Shakespeare's plays. Each student will choose a specific King or Queen to be their focus for the class and will bring them into modern day with original costume design, skits and songs! 

  • Fridays from 12:00 - 3:00 PM
  • 8 Classes from April 3 - May 29, 2020 (no class April 10) 
  • $200.00

Skills: Ensemble Building, Historical Significance of Royalty in Shakespeare's Plays, Costume Design, Song Writing, Creative Freedom of Expression

Meet the Teacher: Liz Daingerfield