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Young Players Ages 12-14

Current Grades 6th – 8th


Young Players will collaborate to imaginatively perform a Shakespeare play. Participants investigate how Shakespeare directs actors through his text, learn to create unique characters and explore the art of unarmed stage combat. Camp will culminate with a Saturday morning performance at the Shakespeare Theatre Company (performances in McLean, Alexandria, and at the Edmund Burke School will remain onsite).

Washington, DC

Session IReserve

June 15 – June 27
Twelfth Night

STC Rehearsal Studios

Music, love, laughter, and merry deception mingle in the charming tale of one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.

Session IIReserve

June 29 – July 11 (No camp July 3rd)

STC Rehearsal Studios

The King is murdered. Shakespeare’s ultimate tragedy unfolds as the Danish Prince decides how to revenge his father’s death.

Session IIIReserve

July 13 – July 25
Romeo and Juliet

STC Rehearsal Studios

The feud between two families results in the most tragic love story ever told.

Session IVReserve

July 27 – August 8
The Tempest

The Lansburgh Theatre

A shipwreck on a magical island leads to reconciliation, love, and forgiveness in this comedic tale.

Edmund Burke School

Van Ness—UDC Metro
July 27 – August 7
As You Like It

Rosalind and Celia run away to the Forest of Arden and find love, mischief and mirth in the woods.

Online registration for Camp Shakespeare at Edmund Burke School through Summer in the City is available at Please call 202-547-5688 to register over the phone.



July 13 - July 25
The Winter's Tale

George Washington Masonic Memorial

A husband’s jealousy tears a family apart, but the love and generosity of a few dim-witted shepherds brings their reunion and reconciliation.


June 22 – July 2 (Final performance at 5pm on July 2—No camp July 3)

McLean Community Center

Witches’ prophecies lead to endless tragedy for Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, and all who disrupt their ambitions to be King and Queen of Scotland.