Residency leads to ‘Scenes from Shakespeare’

Dec 29, 2017
Ready to perform “Scenes from Shakespeare” are Camden Hills Regional High school students, from left, seated on steps, Lillian Nelson and Claire Wyman; seated on floor, Katherine O'Brien and Thia Allen; behind them, Wyatt Munson, Ruben Feldman, Rose O'Brien, Sofia Mott, Sylvan Eichenlaub and Isaiah Doble; and, standing on stage, Wilson Gray and Eric Andrews.


Camden Hills Regional High School students from Rick Ash’s Theater Performance class and Sara Cole’s Honors Integrated Humanities class will present “Scenes from Shakespeare” Thursday, Jan. 11, at 7 p.m. in school’s Strom Auditorium. There is no admission charge.

Through the generosity of a Youth Arts grant, writer, actor, director and esteemed educator Jon Potter has been working with students since October in a residency teaching the basics of Acting Shakespeare. The Theater Performance class will be presenting selected scenes from “Twelfth Night”; and the Humanities class will be performing scenes from “Merchant of Venice.”

Founded in 1973, Youth Arts is a private, non-profit, all-volunteer organization whose mission is to provide arts enrichment to the Five Town CSD and the Camden Rockport K-8 schools through residencies, workshops, mini-grants and performances. Through Youth Arts' generosity, the Camden Hills theater department previously has offered workshops in lighting design (2002), the art of scene painting (2008) and hair and makeup design (2017).

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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