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Orlando Shakes

Orlando Shakes

Mission Statement

To enrich our community with engaging professional theater, inspiring educational experiences, and thought-provoking new plays.

Vision Statement

To create theater of extraordinary quality that encourages the actor/audience relationship, embraces the passionate use of language, and

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Shakespeare Alive!


Program Description

Shakespeare Alive!
During this interactive workshop, Orlando Shakes’ Teaching Artists engage your students in an interactive plot summary of one of William Shakespeare’s plays and learn to paraphrase Shakespearean text, distinguishing between the denotative and connotative meanings of words. Shakes Alive! is a perfect companion experience to attending a student matinee! Additional curricula


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Workshops & Classes
Artistic Discipline: Theatre
Subject: Fine Arts: Theatre, Language Arts
Population Served Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

Available Mondays-Fridays. Please coordinate dates with Jennifer Paxton, Education Coordinator. 407-447-1700 ext. 254

Available times:

Please coordinate times with Jennifer Paxton, Education Coordinator. 407-447-1700 ext. 254

Space / technical requirements:

Live:  Classroom with space in the front of the room, White Board, Dry Erase Markers



In School


Fees / Ticketing:



Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provide Lesson Plans: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Instructors receive annual professional development training: Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Standards are customized for every classroom visit: Yes



  • Shakes Alive!

Cancellation Policy

If a workshop needs to be cancelled or rescheduled, the school must contact Jennifer Paxton SEVEN days before the workshop is to take place. After this time no refunds or changes to the schedule can be made.