The 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.


TOURING SEP/2015 – APR/2016

William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR
George Orwell’s 1984

Touring SEP/2016 – APR/2017:

William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET
Nathaniel Hawthorne’s THE SCARLET LETTER


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

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 the 1984 Study Guide

Download the Julius Caesar Study Guide






Public Performances


Arsenal Center for the Arts
Monday, October 26 at 7:30pm

$20 general admission / $15 seniors / $15 students / $10 New Rep Subscribers

Are you an educator? Reserve a complimentary ticket to these performances, join us for a post-show reception celebrating the arts in education, and learn about special discounts to help bring these productions to your school! Email to reserve your ticket today!






Meet the 2015-2016 Classic Repertory Company

Laura Detwiler
Portia, O’Brien
Michael Kelly
Octavius, Winston

Lily Linke
Calpurnia, Julia
Cory Missildine
Caesar, Parsons
Alexander Rankine
Cassius, Mr. Charrington
Kai Tshikosi
Brutus, Syme
Grace Kennedy Woodford
Antony, Mrs. Charrington
 Click here to read
the company’s bios!


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, 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 Billerica Arts Council, Brookline Commission for the Arts, Canton Cultural Council, Brockton Cultural Council, Lawrence Cultural Council, Lexington Council for the Arts, Marlborough Cultural Council, Newton Cultural Council, Watertown Cultural Council, and Wilmington Cultural Council, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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