Classic Repertory Company (CRC) is New Rep’s flagship educational outreach program, bringing live theatre and educational units year-round to schools, senior centers, universities, summer camps, and presenting organizations throughout New England. CRC creates theatrical experiences that are educational and artistically compelling. Each 90-minute performance is accompanied by comprehensive study guides, a pre-show introduction, and a post-show discussion with the actors. We also offer curricular units that may be booked alongside the performance to expand students’ educational experience.

To book now or learn more, call 617-923-7060 x8207
or email!


Dates Available OCTOBER 2016 – APRIL 2017!



Learn more about Classic Repertory Company!
Check out this video featuring our education associate, Hayley Sherwood, on Comcast Newsmakers, talking about the impact of Classic Repertory Company in our community.

Curricular Units & Workshops

2014-2015 CRC member Will Madden working with students from New Hope Tutorials.   2014-2015 CRC member Cesar Muñoz working with students from New Hope Tutorials.    2014-2015 CRC Member Wyndham Maxwell working with students from New Hope Tutorials.

We also offer curricular units that may be booked alongside the performance to expand students’ educational experience. CRC visits the classroom before the performance with our Exploring the Text unit. Our company brings an interactive introduction to the text, characters, and the world of the play with this pre-show experience. After seeing the show, students are given an opportunity to learn more about the craft of theatre and storytelling with our Exploring the Production unit. CRC visits the classroom to further examine the themes of the production, contemporary relevance, and our specific take on these classic works with this comprehensive post-show experience.


In addition to our curricular units, CRC also offers the following stand-alone workshops: Trying on Shakespeare, Making Theatre, Voice and Speech, Improvisation, Movement, and Stage Combat. We also offer a customizable Design Your Own Workshop experience. Whether you’re looking to build as an ensemble, grow as an actor, learn a new skill, or venture out of your comfort zone, CRC teaches universal tools to students of all levels.

To book now or learn more, call 617-923-7060 x8207 or email!

Educational Resources

For best quality printing, please download study guides and open in your system’s PDF viewer, rather than your web browser. 

Download Romeo and Juliet Study Guide

Download The Scarlet Letter Study Guide





Public Performances

Boston University Theatre Residency
264 Huntington Avenue, Boston

The Scarlet Letter – Saturday, October 22 at 8pm
Romeo and Juliet – Sunday, October 23 at 2pm

Are you an educator? You can reserve a complimentary ticket to our public performances and learn about special discounts to help bring these productions to your school! Email for more information.



Meet the 2016-2017 Classic Repertory Company

Siobhan Carroll
Siobhan Carroll
Juliet, Sexton/Hibbens

Katie Grindeland
Mercutio, Pearl

Ivy Ryan
Benvolio/Lady Capulet, Hester

Dana Stern
Nurse, Reverend Wilson

Jon Vellante
Paris/Tybalt, Dimmesdale
Samuel L. Warton
Romeo, Chillingsworth

Jocelin Weiss
Friar Lawrence, Governor Bellingham


Education advisory council:  Karen Coyle Aylward, Brighton High in Brighton, MA; Kimo Carter, Watertown Middle School in Watertown, MA; Clay Hopper, Boston University in Boston, MA; Lisa Stott, Butler Middle School in Lowell, MA.

New Rep’s Classic Repertory Company is produced in cooperation with Boston University College of Fine Arts School of Theatre.

Funded in part by generous individual contributors, the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Foundation for MetroWest, Esther B. Kahn Foundation, Fuller Foundation, The Marshall Home Fund, Roy A. Hunt Foundation, and Watertown Community Foundation. This program is also supported in part by grants from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, Cambridge Arts Council, Greenfield Cultural Council, Marlborough Cultural Council, Plymouth Cultural Council, and Watertown Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.


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