Camps/Classes

Shakespeare for Junior Actors

July 9–15; July 16–22; July 23–29, 2017

Taught by professional Festival actors, this week-long camp is for all emerging thespians wanting experience in voice, stage combat, improvisation, and scene work. Tuition includes dormitory accommodations, all meals, and tickets to five plays.

Actor Training

July 10–15; July 17–22, 2017

This week-long camp taught by professional Festival actors is focused on developing auditioning and acting skills in Shakespeare, including text analysis and performance techniques. Tuition includes dormitory accommodations and tickets to five plays.

Advanced Actor Training

July 24–29, 2017

Taught by Festival actors, this intensive week-long camp provides an advanced study of Shakespeare, including training in scene work, text analysis, voice, and stage combat. Tuition includes dormitory accommodations, all meals, and tickets to five plays.

Tech Camp

July 30–August 2, 2017

This hands-on camp taught by professional Festival technicians focuses on developing
skills in design, building, and running a production with insights into lighting, costumes, sets, and stage management. Participants observe plays from backstage. Tuition includes dormitory accommodations, all meals, and tickets to two plays.

Advanced Tech Camp

August 2–5, 2017

Run an actual professional event! Participants build deeper knowledge in select skills that may include welding, soldering, DMX protocol, rigging, and stage management, all taught by professional Festival technicians. Participants observe plays from backstage. Tuition includes dormitory accommodations, all meals, and tickets to two plays. 
 

Theatre Methods for the Classroom: Elementary

July 17–19, 2017

Festival Education Director Michael Bahr explores methods of developing and implementing Shakespeare and theatre arts programs as a tool for varied curriculum. Topics include instructional games, script adaptation, and tips on how to mount a play with limited time and resources. Tuition includes a ticket to a Festival production, classroom materials, and special sessions with Festival actors.

Theatre Methods for the Classroom: Secondary

July 20–22, 2017

Festival Education Director Michael Bahr explores methods of developing and implementing Shakespeare and theatre arts programs as a tool for varied curriculum. Topics include instructional games, script adaptation, and tips on how to mount a play with limited time and resources. Tuition includes a ticket to a Festival production, classroom materials, and special sessions with Festival actors.

Tech for Teachers

July 24–26, 2017

An essential class for any educator or director! Learn the secrets and acquire the tools necessary to present a play from the technician’s point of view. Festival technicians create a hands-on learning experience of designing, building, and running a production. Tuition includes a ticket to one play, plus the opportunity to watch a production from backstage.

Acting for Directors

July 31–August 5, 2017

Acting for Directors is designed for educators and directors who are interested in studying acting and directing of Shakespeare’s works. Noted instructors guide participants through the preparation and performance of Shakespearean monologues, scenes, and directing labs. Tuition includes dormitory accommodations and tickets to five plays.

Shakespeare's Plays

June 27-October 22, 2016

A very popular self-paced class, Shakespeare Plays enables almost anyone to earn college credit by seeing all six plays at our summer Festival!

Shakespeare's Forum

June 27-October 22, 2016

A variation on our Shakespeare Plays class, Shakespeare Forum allows patrons to select individual plays and receive partial credit for each. Additionally, participants attend play-related orientations, seminars, and The Greenshow,and submit feedback on provided forms.