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 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.  

This semester leading up to : THE SIXTEENTH ANNUAL WILL-A-THON- likely the week of APRIL 23, 2019 to celebrate the Bard's 255 birthday, along with the 25th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE WORKSHOP THEATER!!


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.

September 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19 26 

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

September 22, 29
October 6, 13, 20, 27
November 3, 10 17 (skipping the 24th due to Thanksgiving)
December 1


$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