About Us


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Programs to Raise Voices

Shakesperience is a professional theater company located in Connecticut that reaches a Northeast audience of adults and students alike with outdoor and in-studio performances, Saturday and private acting classes, school & camp tours, and residency programs.  

Shakesperience was founded in 1996 by Emily Mattina and Jeffrey Lapham, with a mission to educate and inspire students, families, and theater professionals through the arts.  

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Emphasis on Ensemble

Shakesperience can mean something different to everyone.  Attend a performance, schedule a program for your school or event, enroll in our Acting Intensives, audition, volunteer, donate, or contact us.  Sign up for our mailing list to keep yourself up-to-date with our latest programs.  And please invest in our impact or engage with our investors.  There are many ways to keep Shakesperience a voice of leadership, thought & action, onstage & off.

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Invest in the Impact

Shakesperience can mean something different to everyone.  Attend a performance, schedule a program for your school or event, enroll in our Acting Intensives, audition, volunteer, donate, or contact us.  Sign up for our mailing list to keep yourself up-to-date with our latest programs.  And please invest in our impact or engage with our investors.  There are many ways to keep Shakesperience a voice of leadership, thought & action, onstage & off.