Camps and Classes

Junior Actor Training

Session 1: July 8–14 • Session 2: July 15–21 • Session 3: July 22–28

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 six plays.

Actor Training

Session 1: July 9–14 • Session 2: July 16–21

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 six plays.

Advanced Actor Training

July 23–28

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 six plays.

Tech Camp

August 1-4

This hands-on camp taught by professional Festival technicians focuses on developing
skills in designing, 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.

Theatre Methods for the Classroom: Elementary

July 12-14

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 classroom materials, special sessions with Festival actors, and a ticket to one play..

Theatre Methods for the Classroom: Secondary

July 16–18

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 classroom materials, special sessions with Festival actors, and a ticket to one play.

Tech for Teachers

July 19–21

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.

Directing Shakespeare

July 30–August 1

Directing Shakespeare 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 tickets to three plays.

Shakespeare Plays

June 29-October 21, 2017

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 Forum

June 29-October 21, 2017

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.

Teaching Shakespeare

July 9–12

Teaching Shakespeare is aimed at providing active and engaging classroom approaches to language arts teachers and others who teach Shakespeare’s text. The class will help you get out from behind the desk and explore theatre techniques to hook student engagement with Shakespeare’s text. Tuition includes tickets to four plays.