The Linny Fowler WillPower Tour

A Live Professional Theatre Experience For Middle And High School Students.

Romeo & Juliet

Fall 2023

The Linny Fowler WillPower Tour is the centerpiece of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s educational programming. Now in its 23rd year, WillPower has served more than 220,000 students and has a well-established reputation for excellence.

  • A professionally directed 85-minute production of Romeo & Juliet with set and costumes
  • Trained and experienced actor/teachers delivering compelling performances
  • A classroom study guide specifically tailored to Romeo & Juliet
  • Includes a talkback with the actors and additional educational resources on an exclusive webpage

To register, please fill out the Registration Form. Email completed form to

2023 WillPower Tour FAQs

  1. What is the WillPower Tour?
    1. The Linny Fowler WillPower Tour is the centerpiece of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s educational programming. WillPower is a fully professional touring production with full set, costume and sound designs, supplemented by host venue lighting. The tour includes a post-performance talkback with the actors and workshops that gives students the opportunity to explore the power of language. Over the past 23 years, WillPower has reached more than 220,000 students in PA, NJ, and DE.
  2. How do I register for the 2023 WillPower Tour?
    1. To register your school for the 2023 WillPower Tour, please fill out the registration form and email to Education Director Anelise Rodriguez, at An invoice will be generated and sent upon receiving a completed registration form.
  3. What is the pricing for the 2023 WillPower Tour?
    1. The price to host the tour at your school starts at $1450 which includes performance, talkback with the actors, and educational materials. Adding workshops with the actors is included with the full-day program and costs $1950. More information on pricing can be found here.
  4. What supplemental educational material are included in the program?
    1.  A digital study guide with classroom activities aligned to PA Common Core Standards will help students explore the characters, plot, and themes before and after the production.

Many of the recent sold-out WillPower Tours were honored to be selected as part of Shakespeare in American Communities. The National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest presents Shakespeare in American Communities. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival is one of 40 professional theater companies selected to participate in bringing the finest productions of Shakespeare to middle-and high-school students in communities across the United States. To date, Shakespeare in American Communities has supported over 10,000 performances and more than 36,000 related educational activities at schools in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.