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Direct Address
Heightened Language, Enlightened Education.

At Red Bull Theater we extend our mission into the world of education by bringing the stories of great classical theater to vibrant life in the classroom and by encouraging continued exploration of Shakespeare and his contemporaries at every educational level.  We divide our work into four branches:

Education Outreach
Master Classes

Bull Sessions


At Red Bull Theater, we believe that practical experience with Shakespeare and the art of dramatic story-telling are critical components of any education, and that exploring classical theater and experiencing the power of heightened theatrical language is of particular importance to the imaginative lives of the next generation. The inclusion of dramatic story-telling, theatrical exercises and heightened poetic text in classroom curricula increases literacy opportunities, expands social understanding, allows imaginative growth, teaches collaborative problem-solving and promotes self-confidence and personal presence in young people. The Red Bull Theater Direct Address program encourages exactly this kind of development.

The program takes its name from a compelling theatrical device, frequently employed in Shakespeare and the classical theater, in which a character directly addresses the audience. It is in moments such as this that the audience and the actor enter into a powerful, shared imaginative experience. Through our in-school residencies, dedicated educational performances and panel discussions with professional actors and theater artists, Red Bull Theater 'directly addresses’ young minds and encourages the educational and artistic development of the next generation of theatergoers.

With 10 years of experience working in NYC Public and Private Schools, Red Bull Theater Direct Address has reached thousands of young people.  Our single day workshops and 6-12 week residencies have had significant success with students of all ages.

Red Bull Theater is currently offering AT COST in-school residencies for all ages.  Click here to learn more about our program and how to bring Shakespeare to your students at a special discount.

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Arrange for a matinee performance of one of our productions for your class or school. Ticket prices as low as $5 per student. Post-play Discussions and pre-performance Workshops also available through our Direct Address education program. Contact or call (212) 343-7394 to discuss options for your school.



3-DAY SUMMER SHAKESPEARE WORKOUT: Friday, Saturday & Sunday July 18, 19 & 20, 5pm-10pm on Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday & Sunday ($450).  Time to get your Shakespeare in summer shape!  A 3-day boot camp of voice, movement, text analysis, mask, stage combat and scene work to send you in to the warmer months with your technique toned and your classical muscles bulging. Instructors: Mary Irwin, Kathryn Meisle, Patrick Page, Nick Westrate, Rick Sordelet, Miriam Silverman, and Jesse Berger.
1-DAY INTENSIVE: Saturday, September 27, 10:30am-6:30pm ($185)
2-DAY WORKSHOP: Saturday & Sunday, November 8-9, 10:30am-6:30pm ($360)
1-DAY INTENSIVE: Saturday, December 13, 10:30am-6:30pm ($185)
4-DAY WORKSHOP with Olympia Dukakis: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday, February 20-23, 10:30am-6:30pm ($565)
1-DAY INTENSIVE: Saturday, May 23, 10:30am-6:30pm ($185)
SUMMER SHAKESPEARE WORKOUT: 6 Mondays over 6 weeks from July 20-August 24, 11:30am-5:30pm ($780)
*2014-2015 Master Class Packages - Sign up for multiple classes and save 30%!
Three 1-Day Intensives for only $388.50
2-Day & 4-Day Workshops for only $647.50
Full Season of Master Classes (15 days) for only $1,682.00

Write with any questions or to receive the latest information.
Take courses on classical acting, auditioning, stage combat, clown, character, mask work, voice & text, and more. Instructors include the likes of Craig Baldwin, Christopher Bayes, Jesse Berger, Emily Bergl, Suzanne Bertish, Daniel Breaker, J. David Brimmer, Teva Bjerkin, Frank Deal, Jack Doulin, Richard Easton, Adam Green, Heidi Griffiths, Deborah Hecht, Stuart Howard, Bill Irwin, Kevin Isola, Kay Matschullat, Dakin Matthews, Kathryn Meisle, Pat McCorkle, Orlando Pabotoy, Patrick Page, Dan Pardo, Everett Quinton, Matthew Rauch, Roger Rees, Michael Sexton, Miriam Silverman, Derek Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Rick Sordelet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jordan Thaler, Michael Urie, Andrew Wade, Wendy Waterman, Nick Westrate, Kate Wilson, Shelley Wyant, Mina Yakim, Mona Yakim, Katja Zarolinski, Ralph Zito, and more. *Instructors vary based on availability.
What past students have said: "The quality of instruction is excellent."  "A dynamic reawakening!"  
"Every teacher has so much to give and the atmosphere is inviting at all levels.  You will leave wanting more." 
"The teachers were excellent - I had a ton of fun."  "Classical acting meets speed dating - in a good way!" 
"Brilliant, inspired teachers who really know their stuff."

Book Now - Class Sizes Strictly Limited! 
Make your reservation by clicking one of the sessions above, or by calling 212-352-3101. 
To avoid online service charges, you can book your slot by regular mail.  Send your reservation request with full payment and contact information to: Red Bull Theater, Classical Acting Intensives, 191 Seventh Ave, Ste 2S, New York, NY 10011.

Age Range
Unless otherwise noted, all classes are for students 18 years of age and over only. 

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- Up to 7 days before the first day of class you can cancel with a $50 cancellation fee or exchange to another class within 12 months for a $20 transfer fee (plus any difference in the cost of the class).
- After 7 days before the first class there are no refunds or exchanges.


As part of our commitment to developing a new generation of classical theater professionals, Red Bull Theater engages early-career theater artists in a collaborative and hands-on learning environment through unpaid internships and apprenticeships.  Internships are available to students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs.  Apprenticeships are available for theater artists of all ages who wish to contribute to Red Bull Theater’s work in exchange for a hands-on learning experience.  Each Intern or Apprentice focuses on specific projects within their field of study while the artists and staff of the company provide one-on-one mentoring opportunities and guidance.  Inclusion in the Red Bull Theater family provides essential professional experience.

Apprenticeships and Internships are unpaid positions of commitment, available year round, in a variety of concentrations, to passionate, self-motivated individuals, who are eager to learn about and actively support the day-to-day functioning of a growing off-Broadway theater.  Internships can earn college credit, depending on your specific program’s requirements. 

If you would like to inquire about an internship or apprenticeship, please submit a brief statement of intent, a current résumé and two references to: . PDF's only, please.            


Our commitment to exploring great classic plays continues beyond productions and readings with illuminating panel discussions.  From post-play discussions with the actors, directors, and artists that bring our productions to life, to topical debates on classical theater in today’s world, we cultivate exciting educational opportunities through spirited cultural dialogue. 

Click here for a list of upcoming discussions.

Peter Avery, Amy Harris, George Mayer, Blair Singer