BEDLAM'S Intermediate Shakespeare Class (with me)

This past Spring we ran a 6 week Shakespeare course for intermediate actors, it was fantastic. So fantastic that we are doing it again, but for 8 weeks this time, starting in September. For more information email:

Tom O'Keefe, Eric Tucker, Edmund Lewis & Andrus Nichols in HAMLET

Tom O'Keefe, Eric Tucker, Edmund Lewis & Andrus Nichols in HAMLET

Here's what some of my students had to say about the Spring class:

Tom's class was rich, engaging, and so inspirational. Each week I was amazed at the possibilities of delving deeper into the text, and I was so excited to return and play the next week. Tom created such a safe and fun environment. If you have the opportunity to take this class- GO.
– Tallie Gabriel

I really got so much out of it. It felt supportive and professional and challenging. I learned a lot from everyone who was involved.  – Jennifer Lynn Tune

What a gift it was to study Shakespeare with Bedlam's Tom O'Keefe! I have been acting professionally for 35 years and in his class experienced the joy and risk taking I felt when i did my first part! – Rebecca Street

Tom O'Keefe teaches the most effectively structured acting class I have taken in New York. In only six weeks we worked in depth on monologues, scenes, and connecting exercises that stressed the importance of meticulous text work and deep emotional connection. It is a class for people ready to accept that there is no finished product, there is only exploration. Tom knows what he is talking about and facilitates a calm, intelligent and playful room that helped me
tap back into my instincts, my feelings, and my love of Shakespeare. - Alyssa May Gold