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Camp Shakespeare

Registration begins December 1, 2014.

Two-week performance intensives June 15–August 8

During this two-week intensive, young actors dive head first into the world of the greatest playwright in history: William Shakespeare. Under the guidance of theatre professionals, participants unravel his plays with text analysis; transform into Shakespeare’s characters through voice, movement and improvisation work; wage battles against mortal enemies with stage combat; and develop fundamental acting skills using classical theatre techniques. To culminate each session, participants stage a performance for friends and family at the Shakespeare Theatre Company.

If you can act Shakespeare, you can act anything.
Michael Kahn, Artistic Director

Register by January 20th to receive $50 off!

Age Groups

Poppets 7-8
Groundlings 9-11
Young Players 12-14
King's Company 15-18

Our age groups are based on the optimum peer groups for creating positive, collaborative ensembles.

Camp Day: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
Performance times vary by program

Three-Week Advanced Camp

King’s Company June 29–July 18
Twelfth Night 15-18

New! Young Players July 20–August 8
A Midsummer Night’s Dream 13-15

Advanced Camp invites returning participants to experience an actor’s journey from audition to performance.
Participants will delve deeper into the text by focusing on one character’s emotional journey, challenging even the most experienced camper with advanced movement and acting techniques from our Academy for Classical Acting. The advanced ensemble produces a fully realized Shakespeare production which culminates in three public performances in the Forum at Sidney Harman Hall. Acceptance into Advanced Camp is by audition only.