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Suite 100, 222 South Church St
Charlotte, NC 28202



Shakespeare In A Chair uses teaching and learning techniques that help participants learn at their own pace and comfort level. There are visual and digital prompts throughout the shop—and on mobile devices—that encourage participation. There are two elements that make Shakespeare In A Chair unique:

• Interactive and group teaching methods
• Local barbershops and beauty salons serve as teaching venues


Mission Statement:

By bringing William Shakespeare's works into neighborhood barbershops and beauty salons, Shakespeare In A Chair strives to help our youth develop critical thinking, oratorical, and reading comprehension skills, as well as an appreciation for great works of literature. 



• Develop appreciation of great literature
• Develop critical thinking and oratorical skills
• Provide a vehicle for creative and artistic expression
• Enhance reading comprehension skills


Syllabus Includes:

• Introduction to William Shakespeare
• Understanding sentence structure
• Review and discussion of play characters
• Study of different play settings and locations
• Group readings and discussions
• Group visits to local Shakespeare productions
• Open Mic – Guest and scholarly readings and discussions
• In-shop screenings of theatrical and film productions of Shakespeare plays
• Educational partnerships with local Shakespeare production companies
• Educational partnerships with local universities and colleges
• Mobile devices utilized to interpret words and meaning