For Kids:

GS Academy

In this eight-week Acting Academy a different skill will be the focus each week including
monologue work, scene study, improvisation, on camera work and Shakespeare. The Academy
will culminate in a presentation for friends and family on the final day highlighting different
aspects of what the students have learned. Class cards also available for $ 50 to take individual

Grades 6th-8th

Saturdays March 16th-April 27th, NO CLASS April 6th


No Audition required!

Instructor: Allen O’Reilly



Allen has been affiliated with the company for 23 years as an actor and teacher. He was made an Associate Artist in 1992, and became Education Director in 2004 overseeing Georgia Shakespeare's fourteen education offerings. Since that time he has directed the High School Touring productions and has also co- directed several Family Classic productions and directed The Jungle Book and last summer's The Emperor and The Nightingale. In addition, Allen had written and directed adaptations for Georgia Shakespeare's elementary and residency programs including: Will's Dream, Boot Camp Shakespeare!, A Tale of Two Shrews and Tempest Tossed! For Georgia Shakespeare's school tours he has written Miguel's Shakespearean Adventure and Will's World. Allen majored in Theatre at Northern Arizona University, and received his professional theatre training at Actor's Lab Arizona and at The Alliance Theatre Intern Program.

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Private Coaching

Get ready for that big audition with some help from the pros, or study independently without the peer pressure of being in a class. Take advantage of the individual attention provided by the Georgia Shakespeare staff of professionals. Flexible scheduling available. For beginners as well as the seasoned professional. 

Cost: $50 per hour
Allen O'Reilly, Education Director, 404.504.3401

Pictured above:  Education Director Allen O'Reilly leads an acting class for students.

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