The Robinson Shakespeare Company (RSC) was founded in 2008 with the objective of bringing high quality theatre instruction to children from diverse backgrounds. Over the years, the program has grown from 12 participants to over 30 and through a generous Community Foundation Grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, the RSC has been able to start an outreach into area schools that currently reaches approximately 430 students through after-school programs and in-class workshops.
Participants in the Robinson Shakespeare Company (RSC) learn about Shakespeare, acting, movement, text analysis, how to work as an ensemble, and more. The RSC has high expectations for young actors, because of the potential that belongs to each member. Many of the students will tell you their favorite part of the RSC is being part of the ensemble and explain that an ensemble ‘is like a family’. When young people participate in the RSC, they are a member of the ensemble and a part of the family.