With a diverse program of residencies and performances, the National Shakespeare Company brings Shakespeare to elementary, junior and senior high schools throughout New York City.



The multi-ethnic ensembles of professional teaching artists that constitute Shakespeare to the Quick, the National Shakespeare Company's outreach program, travel to junior and senior high schools in New York City, performing Shakespeare's plays and conducting workshops and residencies. Shakespeare to the Quick works with teachers and administrators to tailor a combination of performance, workshop and/or residency to best serve the specific student body. It offers a choice of two plays, each abridged to one hour in length. The company's trained teaching artists can conduct residencies focusing on any of Shakespeare's plays.