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Who We Are & How We Work with Educators

Sweet Tea Shakespeare is a small theatre company based in Fayetteville, NC. We specialize in Shakespeare and other classic plays combined with live music and a relaxed atmosphere with which to engage text, play, and stagecraft. Staffed by a team of highly qualified educators, STS has a history of school performances, study guide and lesson plan building, internships, workshops, and other hands-on experiences with students of all ages centered around theatre, English and language arts, history, physicality, and music.

Academic Disciplines

English/ELA | History | Drama/Theatre | Music | Dance| Literature | Social Studies | Physical Education

Students We Serve

Grades served K-12, with a focus on junior high and high school workshops, assemblies, and matinee performances.

What We Offer

We engage in direct audience and student interaction and imaginative staging and connection- making. We offer limited STUDENT MATINEES and plenty of workshops and assembly programs focused on access to language, live theatre, and engagement for both teachers and students.

All programs align with measurable NC learning standards.
We build our programs bespoke for each situation, but can offer:

-In-class workshops, school assemblies, or performance coaching (say, of your school play)

-Professional development for teachers and upper level students; internships for students

-Programs that activate Shakespeare and language and EMPOWER students to use their bodies and voices.


We offer intensive, short term, or year-long residencies with classrooms or courses, and specialize in those that can culminate in an in-class or public performance. We also offer performance coaching of plays and musicals where STS company members attend rehearsals, lead workshops, and aid in student performances.

Residencies include everything from improvisational work to deep study in the text and performance, with plenty of targeted lessons to help grow students in the discipline and as human beings. STS builds bespoke programs for each classroom situation based on principles of integrated course design.


Select classrooms gain access to STS artists on a smaller scale. Workshops include activities meant to activate and empower students’ learning toward NC state learning standards and focus on language, leadership, embodiment, empathy, problem-solving, and engagement.


Costs range from $10 student matinee tickets (includes actor/director talkback, lesson plans, study guides, and more) to $250 for small workshops and $1500 and up for intensive residencies. Contact [email protected] for complete pricing based on your context and needs.

Artists in Schools Directory

We’re proud members of the Artists in Schools Directory of Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. This cost-sharing and grant program provide schools and educators with financial support for our programs. For details, check out the latest AIS Directory via The Arts Council.