2022 Shakespeare in the Cemetery for Students

Wednesdays & Thursdays in April, May, and June

Do you know a middle or high school student who has an interest in acting? Spread the word about our Shakespeare in the Cemetery Program!

The Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Cemeteries are partnering with REV Theatre Company for an 8 week after-school program for middle and high school students in April, May, and June.

Students will explore the story of Romeo & Juliet, Shakespeare’s timeless and universal play about love, hate, prejudice, and civil war. The acting workshops and rehearsals will explore the rehearsal process, projection, random improvisation, and role-playing, culminating in a contemporary, vibrant, and visceral performance, presented free of charge to the community. Laurel Hill Cemetery’s gravestones and mausoleums will provide the setting for this exciting and physically dynamic production.

Special thanks to The John B. Rosenthal Foundation for their support of this program.

For more information about the program and an opportunity to meet the REV Theatre Company, please join us via Zoom on one of the following dates:

6:30 – 7:30 PM

5:00 – 6:00 PM

RSVP to rdimascio@thelaurelhillcemetery.org for the links to participate

More Information:

WHO: Middle and High School Students with an interest in exploring theatre

WHAT: 8-week theatre program culminating in a free, hour-long performance of Romeo and Juliet

WHERE: Sessions and performance will take place in-person at:

Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19132


  • Required Zoom Meeting for interested students: Thursday, March 31
  • Program Sessions: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 4-6:30 PM
    • April 6, 7, 20, 21, 27, 28
    • May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
    • June 1 and 2
  • Performance: Friday, June 3, 6-7 PM


What do I need to participate?

We are looking for students with an interest in theatre and who are open to exploring and participating in the process of performing an outdoor, hour-long performance. Students will need to have their guardians sign a permission slip and photo release.

What should I bring?

Yourself! Snacks and water will be provided for participants during every session. Costumes and scripts are also included with participation.

Is there a cost to participate?

Thanks to the generous support of The John B. Rosenthal Foundation, the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries are able to offer a limited number of scholarships for students.