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Shakespeare’s World: What’s Cool in the Classics

Dive into this fun, hands-on approach to the works of William Shakespeare. You will learn about the life and times of Shakespeare and rehearse an adapted version of one of his plays, which you will perform at the end of the session. You will study the play in depth and take a field trip to see a live, professional production of it (if CDC guidelines allow).

You will audition for parts and learn amazing and direct acting techniques for bringing Shakespeare’s words to life. The production also may include basic stage combat, singing and dancing, depending on the talents of the individual cast members and the needs of the show. Rehearsals take place from 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Saturday from 9-11:30am and one evening rehearsal on Wednesday, July 27th. Other activities may include Elizabethan mask-making, sonnet writing, and improvisational games and exercises.

Theatre workshops are open admission. Instructors will work with your child at their level. Your child will improve and learn new skills, whether they are a beginner or have been acting and performing for years.

Although this is an open admission program, students will have casting auditions after working with faculty.

We aim to provide a professional audition experience, so come prepared with a song and a short monologue from a musical or comedy that best shows off your talents. Instructors, all working artists with professional credits, will coach you on your audition pieces and help you prepare for the formal auditions on the second or third day of the program. This is a great experience if you’re preparing for a college or conservatory theatre program.

All Theatre Intensives:

  • Water bottle
  • Black/dark dress or skirt, or black/dark leggings, pants and/or jeans
  • Black dress, character, or jazz shoes, closed-toe dress shoes, or black sneakers
  • Black socks
  • White blouse or camisole
  • White button-up long-sleeved shirt
  • Comfortable clothes you can move in
  • Athletic or tennis shoes
  • Rehearsal blacks (pants and shirt)
  • Hair ties or clips for long hair
  • Combat/winter boots (optional)
  • White blouses/shirts
  • White, short-sleeved button-down shirt
  • Tank tops/undershirts
  • Stage makeup kit (basic version, such as Ben Nye makeup kit)

Intensive-Specific Items:

  • Camouflage or dark green clothing if you have any – pants, jackets, leggings, etc.
  • Any Renaissance Fair-type clothing you may own – flowing skirts, cloaks, corset vests, blouses, pants, hats, etc.

This is an anticipated list of items needed for this theatre workshop workshop. You may be required to bring additional items pertaining to the specific production. We will communicate with enrolled students on those needs about 6 weeks prior to the program.

Age: 9-13

July 17 – July 30, 2022
Two-week session

Student Performance Saturday July 30th, 10:30am

Tuition, room and board:
(Residential option for ages 10 & up)

Day student tuition:

Lab Fee: $75

Enrollment limited to 14 students.
(Total capacity includes Residential and Day Students)

Johanna McKay

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