Eagle Scout accepted to Acting Shakespeare training program at prestigious U.K. school

Apparently not wanting to stop after entertaining his fellow Scouts with skits around the campfire, an Eagle Scout from Minnesota is taking his acting talents across the pond.

Eukariah Tabaka, an Eagle Scout from Troop 238 of Marshall, Minn., has been accepted into the Acting Shakespeare training program at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London.

Eukariah’s proud mom, Sheila, sent us the good news.

“Scouting has so many stories about kids in the sciences and athletics,” she writes. “I thought it would be great to hear about one in the arts.”

Meet Eukariah Tabaka

Eukariah, who turns 20 this summer, has been acting since he was 3. He has participated in more than 30 productions and is studying acting at the University of Minnesota–Duluth.

The eight-week Acting Shakespeare course begins June 4, and entrance is by audition only.

Actors learn about physical performance, dance, characterization, sonnets and — my favorite — stage fighting.

At the end of July, the class will perform a Shakespeare play.

Congratulations, Eukariah! Break a leg!