2017 Shakespeare Face to Face Residency


Theater of the Seventh Sister joined with Lancaster Country Day School during the 2017 school year for a theater residency.

Our Shakespeare Face-to-Face program engaged students in three distinct educational processes: observation and analysis, interpretation and creation, and presentation. Pivotal scenes from Romeo & Juliet, were presented in the classroom, bringing students “face-to-face” with Shakespeare’s characters. Professional actors brought focus to character development, providing easy access to Shakespeare’s language, relevancy and the contemporary issues found in his plays.

The residency concluded with a joint production of Romeo & Juliet directed by Kristin Wolanin with adult professional actors playing the adult characters and the students taking up the roles of the younger characters.



“The strength of this active program was in both the professional way it was carried out and in the content of the material. Any school looking to increase the value of its education would do so by including this program.”
– teacher response to Shakespeare Face-to-Face

In this innovative and interactive program, our actors also engage your students in a discovery process to show how each character’s choices lead to the events in the play. Extended residencies broaden the experience by providing students the opportunity to write alternative scenes and present their own creations.

“I learned more about Romeo & Juliet and how decisions really affect our lives.”
– student response to Shakespeare Face-to-Face

For more information, call (717) 396-7764 or email theseventhsister@mac.com.