On December 1, four professional actors from the Berkshires’ Shakespeare & Company arrived in Bridgehampton to begin their 18th annual residency with students at Hayground School.
Over the next three weeks, the four mentors will lead the entire school—85 students from ages three to 13—through an in-depth exploration of the story, text, and history of Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, “Twelfth Night.”
“Making Shakespeare accessible and inclusive,” says actor Caitlin Kraft, is the aim of Shakespeare & Company’s Education Program. The residency includes daily theater games, warm-ups, and activities to help students understand the story of the play and the emotion behind Shakespeare’s text.
Shakespeare & Company’s residency at Hayground culminates in two performances of “Twelfth Night” at Guild Hall in East Hampton, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 17.