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.
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.
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.
July 30–August 2, 2017
This hands-on camp taught by professional Festival technicians focuses on developingskills 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.
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.
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.
July 20–22, 2017
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.
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.
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!
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.