Next Stage Ensemble
Summer Touring Company

The Next Stage Ensemble production of Love's Labour's Lost, 2003.

Next Stage Ensemble members (l-r) Derek Wilson, Vince Tula and Chris Landis in Love's Labour's Lost.
Photo: Warren Westura, 2003.

On tour in 2007:

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Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

June 24-August 11, 2007

Henry IV, Part 1

by William Shakespeare

July 6 -August 11, 2007



Click here to see a current schedule of public performances throughout NJ.

Click here to find out about the free Picnic Series performances at The Shakespeare Theatre.

Or call 973-408-3980 to book a performance in your own community.


One of the divisions of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Summer Professional Training Program, the Next Stage Ensemble was created to foster the work of early-career actors. Participants take advanced classes in voice and movement, while working on hour-long productions of classic and contemporary plays. These productions bring theatre to a variety of locations throughout the region including libraries, retirement communities, summer camps, and schools. Acting as "ambassadors" of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey during the summer months, the Next Stage Ensemble brings theatre to communities throughout New Jersey, with a special emphasis on audiences who cannot travel to the Theatre.
Demand for this program is tremendous, and available dates go quickly. Be sure to book your performance early.



The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Picnic Series:

Free Classics on the Lawn!
Bring a picnic supper and a blanket or lawn chair, relax, and enjoy abridged classics performed outdoors by the Next Stage Ensemble. Presented on the lawn of the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, in the bucolic setting of the Drew University "forest."* Admission and parking are FREE. Seating is first-come, first-served.

 

Members of the Next Stage Ensemble perform Julius Caesar for the Picnic Series, 2001.
A Picnic Series audience watches the Next Stage Ensemble perform Julius Caesar. Photo: Aaron Epstein, 2001.

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

Sat., July 7, 2007

5:30 p.m.

Henry IV, Part 1

by William Shakespeare

Sat., July 28, 2007

5:30 p.m.

 

*In the event of inclement weather, performances will be moved to an indoor venue on the campus of Drew University.