Will's Playshop

Instruction by Charles E. Gerber, WorkShop Theater Founding Member (1994), Creator/ Director Will's Playshop (2003).

Exploring the practical, professional, and spiritual joys that can be derived from one of the greatest mind/souls in human history.  Will's Playshop is annually structured in two, separate seasonal sessions. The fall session is in a more experimental LAB mode, allowing for greater exploration and individual growth within a communal perspective.  The winter/spring session progresses towards and culminates in the Annual WILL-A-THON Showcase, usually occurring during the week in which appears April 23rd, Shakespeare's birthday.  

And THE 16TH ANNUAL WILL-A-THON CELEBRATING THE 455TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH as well as the 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE WORKSHOP THEATER shall be: the Week of Tuesday April 23rd, Wednesday the 24th, Thursday the 25th, Friday the 26th, and Saturday the 27th which will feature readings of the FULL PLAYS of: "MEASURE FOR MEASURE", "CORIOLANUS" & "THE COMEDY OF ERRORS" on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday respectively, and "FOR THY SWEET LOVE REMEMB'RED" on Wednesday and Friday nights for Sonnets, Songs, and Scenes of Love featuring members of WILL'S PLAYSHOP - PRESENT AND PAST, as well as SOME CELEBRATED GUEST ARTISTS TBA!     

Class Dates & Times:

Ten 3 hour classes on Saturdays from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. and/or Mondays from 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. and are usually in the WorkShop's Jewel Box Theater.


Monday for 10 consecutive sessions, 11 A.M.- 2 P.M.

January 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 18, 25
March 4, 11, 18

Saturday for 10 consecutive sessions, 10.A.M.- 1 P.M.

January 12, 19, 26
February 2, 9, 16, 23
March 2, 9, 16


$450 for one 10 week sessions (30 hours)
$750 for both sessions, Mondays AND Saturdays (60 hours)

Participants need not commit to ONLY Mondays or ONLY Saturdays and may fulfill course requirements by taking classes EITHER Monday or Saturday until 10 sessions (30 hours) have been completed.

WORKSHOP THEATER MEMBERS:  Discount Fees: $350 for 30 hours and $500 for 60 hours. 

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Email Charles E. Gerber at willsplayshop@workshoptheater.org
or call/text:  347-575-3107



The great quality of Shakespeare’s work is that it was always intended to be HEARD—not read—and by different voices. Nothing realizes his genius better than hearing different voices reading the text in different rhythms and different tones. And that, of course, is the great Joy of Will’s Playshop.
— Richard Easton, Tony Award Winner, Theater Hall of Fame Honoree