Home School Classes

Highwood's Home School classes & annual Shakespeare production are open to all interested students in grades 1 - 7.  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 are often coached by other performing professionals.  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


Highwood’s Fall home school classes will have students reading one of Shakespeare's greatest plays and adapting it to be their own while still using Shakespeare's original language.  Students should be prepared to read, research and get creative.

  • Fridays from 12:00 - 2:30 PM; 10 Classes from September 28 - December 7 (no class November 23)
  • Cost: $250 (+ $25 Registration Fee)
Add-On Fall Workshop - "Acting Shakespeare"  ($63)
Highwood’s Fall add-on workshop will includes scene and acting studies to help prepare for your upcoming adapted Shakespeare production.

2:30 - 3:00 following the Friday afternoon class; 9 classes from September 28 - November 30 (no class November 23)

Winter Shakespeare Production


Highwood’s Winter home school class focuses on rehearsing and performing the Shakespeare play students adapted in the Fall. Students prepare a complete production (with costumes, props, and sets). Students should be excited to perform and work together. 

  • Fridays from 12:00 - 2:30 PM; 11 Classes from January 18 - March 30
  • Performances: Friday, March 29 at 7:00 PM; Saturday, March 30 at 1:00 and 4:00 PM
  • Cost: $275 (+ $25 Registration Fee)
Add-On Winter Workshop - Stage Combat ($70)
Highwood’s Winter add-on workshop is a special stage combat workshop with a guest artist. This workshop gives students a fundamental knowledge of the basic practices and techniques of stage combat to help prepare for their Shakespeare production. 

2:30 - 3:00 following the Friday afternoon class; 10 classes from January 18 - March 22

Spring Monologue Madness


Highwood’s spring home school class is all about acting and performing skills, allowing you to build experience and knowledge for future productions.  Focusing on both classic and modern monologues, each student will receive individual and group instruction, and should be prepared to use their creative thinking skills.

  • Fridays from 12:00 - 2:30 PM; 8 Classes from April 5 - May 31 (no class April 19)
  • Cost: $200 (+ $25 Registration Fee)
Add-On Spring Workshop - Improv ($49)

Highwood’s Spring add-on workshop, gives students the opportunity to enjoy fun improv games and exercises. Through their work, students will acquire a fundamental knowledge of improv, learn useful improv skills, work together, and have lots of fun!

2:30 - 3:00 following the Friday afternoon class; 7 classes from April 5 - May 24