Shadow Company is led by a “core” of 4 - 5 high school students. This Leadership Core is responsible for planning events, creating the yearly calendar, and making creative decisions regarding educational needs and the direction of each production.
Shadow Company members are expected to learn about all aspects of the theatre-making process, including onstage and offstage roles. With an ensemble-based methodology the participants work with a director and professional artist to build their skills as artists, collaborators, leaders and citizens. This year round program meets at least once a month to take master classes, attend local theatre, go on field trips and participate in play building, weekends. During the summer Shadow Company spends two weeks working on the main artistic endeavor, their original work presented each fall as part of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival.
Shadow Company members are also given many other artistic and leadership opportunities within the organization from joining and leading in YACA’s Sort of Thing Program to Jr. Staff at summer camps and other programs. Junior staff are chosen from Shadow Company members who have been in Shadow for at least 1 year, have shown leadership and a willingness to learn, work collaboratively with others, and possess a desire to work with younger children. Junior staff are given job training classes every summer and paid a stipend for their work. Click here for more info and to apply for a summer Junior Staff postition.
Coming soon! Summer Camp with Shadow Company! Sign up here for our Shadow Fringe Camp.
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