Walltown Children’s Theatre produced an hour-long version of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in Spanish. Matinee productions were performed for middle- and high-school students from schools in the Durham Public School District. The company also conducted workshops before the performances with the dozens of ESL and Spanish classes. As part of of Shakespeare for a New Generation, a national initiative sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in cooperation with Arts Midwest, Melloweb produced an educational multimedia CD-ROM to accompany the study guide offered to the schools.
The CD-ROM and guide served as classroom tool for teachers to faciliate the use of Shakespeare in their curriculum and help them put on their own versions of Romeo y Julieta. The CD-ROM included numerous short videos documenting the month long process of workshops, reharsals and finally performace of the play.