Summer Programs

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

“The lunatic, the lover and the poet are of imagination all compact.”

As fall comes upon us and the days grow evermore mild, Wings of Paper Theatre Company wishes to dial back the clock a few months, and transport you once more to the heart of summer.

Coming this November, experience the magic, the love, and the mayhem of one of Shakespeare’s most enduring tales.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare

About The Show

A Midsummer Night’s dream tells a tale of forbidden love and fairy meddling. Set in the wilderness around Athens, Wing’s production will transform Philadelphia’s Butterfly Pavilion into the magical domain of Oberon and Titiania, king and queen of the fairies.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be the culmination of a Shakespeare Intensive Training Program for teenage students in and around the Philadelphia area. Come support their achievement, and experience the Bard in this unique location.

Show Dates:
November 21, 22, 23, 24 at 7:00pm.
Show runs and hour and a half, no intermission
Tickets: $15

Show Location:
Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion
8046 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia PA 19136

Program Info

Interested in performing? Know a young person who is? Sign-ups for Wing’s Shakespeare Intensive Training Program are happening now. Class size is capped at 18 students, to ensure personal attention, growth and development in the theatrical arts, and hefty casting opportunities for all students involved.

Students will experience a variety of classical and physical acting techniques, text analysis and ensemble building, over the course of the eight week intensive. Class meets Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 2:00pm.

This program is for students ages 12-18
Program Cost: $400 per student
Questions? Please email Lisa at

Program Dates + Location

September 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16
Technical rehearsals: November 18, 19, 20 from 5:30 to 8:30pm

Mayfair Black Box Theater
6243 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia PA 19135

Class Instructor

Lisa VillaMil is an actor and teaching artist working in and around Philadelphia. She received her Master’s in Classical and Contemporary Text (Acting) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, during which time she spent a month in training at Shakespeare’s Globe in London.

Other classical training includes: Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Summer Professional Training Program, acting apprentice; Philadelphia Artists’ Collective’s Classic Stages Program. Recent classical credits include: Julius Caesar (Media Theatre); Measure for Measure (Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company); Macbeth (Hedgerow Theatre Company); an upcoming Richard III (Hestia Theatre Company).

Lisa has taught Shakespeare to students with Hedgerow Theatre Company, and through private coaching. Her students most recently mounted Romeo and Juliet to much acclaim.

Lisa believes that the arts make better humans, and that they are an important gateway to confidence and heightened communication in young people.

Lisa Villamil

Summer Program Registration

  • Price: $400.00