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Shakespeare Players
Camp

for ages 7 - 13

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Upstart Crows Shakespeare Camp
for ages 12- 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop
(prior experience and successful audition
required to enroll;
call 415-558-0888
for details)

 

Spring 2015 Saturday Acting Classes:
- San Francisco: Saturday Acting Classes (ages 12-18)
- Berkeley: Saturday Acting Classes (ages 12-18)
- Palo Alt: Saturday Acting Classes (ages 12-18)


San Francisco Upstart Crows Saturday Classes: January 31-April 11
First Unitarian Universalist Center of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin St, San Francisco
- January 31- March 28, Saturday Rehearsals, 10 am-3 pm
- April 3 and April 10, Friday Tech Rehearsals, 6 pm-8:30 pm
- April 4, Saturday Tech Rehearsal, 1:30 pm-6 pm
- April 11, Saturday Tech Rehearsal, 1:30 pm-3:30 pm
- April 11, Saturday Performance at 3:30 pm

Show title: Hamlet / Director: TBA
Fee: $500, includes scripts, costumes and supplies for the performance
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Berkeley Upstart Crows Saturday Classes: February 7-April 18
Live Oak Theatre, 1301 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley
- February 7-April 11, Saturday Rehearsals 10 am-3 pm
- April 15, Wednesday Tech Rehearsal 5 pm-8:30 pm
- April 18, Saturday Tech Rehearsal 10 am-2 pm
- April 18, Saturday Performance at 2 pm

Show title: Hamlet / Director: TBA
Fee: $500, includes scripts, costumes and supplies for the performance
Enroll NOW!

Palo Alto Upstart Crows Saturday Classes: February 21-May 2
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto
- February 21-April 25, Saturday Rehearsals 10 am - 3 pm
- May 1, Friday Tech Rehearsal 5 pm-8:30 pm
- May 2, Saturday Tech Rehearsal 10 am-1 pm
- May 2, Saturday Performance at 1 pm

Show title: Hamlet / Director: TBA
Fee: $500, includes scripts, costumes and supplies for the performance
Enroll NOW!

Spring 2015 Intersession Shakespeare Camp (ages 7-13)

Spring Intersession Shakespeare Camp meets April 6-17, 2015, weekdays from 9 am - 3 pm (optional aftercare until 5:30 pm) at Burlingame United Methodist Church, 1443 Howard Avenue, Burlingame. The Intersession Shakespeare Camp replicates our popular summer camps and is scheduled to coincide with the intersession break of schools on a year-round academic calendar.Camperes at this session will stage an abridged version of Shakespeare’s magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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Summer 2015 Shakespeare Camps

SPRITES: ages 4-6
A fun and creative introduction to performance and theater designed specifically for ages 4-6. This program does not require reading skills and is active and engaging for younger campers. Shakespeare Sprites engage in exciting arts projects based on well-known characters from Shakespeare’s plays. On the final day, Sprites host an open class for family and friends. Meets for two weeks, Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - Noon.
Materals and supplies included! $295 for two-weeks.
- Enroll online
- Download the enrollment form

August 3-14, 2015
• San Francisco Sprites - St John's Presbyterian Church, 25 Lake Street

 

 

PLAYERS: ages 7-13
Each two-week session presents a series of structured, performance-oriented workshops under the guidance of trained Shakespeare Festival staff. Each camp finishes with a shortened performance of a Shakespeare play, staged and acted by campers for an audience of family and friends. The show titles for this summer's Shakespeare Camps are TBA, but always include classic selections from the canon. The performances conclude with a celebratory cast party. These educational camps are appropriate for first timers as well as more experienced young actors. Players Camps meet for two weeks, Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; optional aftercare until 5:30 at all Players Camp locations. Materials and supplies all included! $524 for both weeks (with aftercare, $664).
- Enroll online
- Download the enrollment form

Session 1B: June 8-19, 2015
• San Francisco - Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street

Session 2: June 15-June 26, 2015
• San Francisco - TBA
• San Mateo - Odyssey School, 201 Polhemus Road
• Palo Alto - First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Avenue

Session 3A: July 6-July 17, 2015
• San Francisco - St Aidan's Episcopal Church, 101 Gold Mine Drive
• Alameda - St Joseph Notre Dame High School, 1101 Chestnut Street
• San Mateo - Odyssey School, 201 Polhemus Road

Session 3B: July 13-July 24, 2015
• San Francisco - St John's United Church of Christ, 501 Laguna Honda Blvd
• Piedmont - TBA
• Burlingame - Burlingame United Methodist Church, 1443 Howard Avenue
• Cupertino - TBA

Session 4A: July 20-July31, 2015
• San Francisco - Park Presidio United Methodist Church, 4301 Geary Boulevard
• Berkeley - John Hinkel Park, Southampton Place & Arlington Avenue
• Pleasanton - Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road

Session 4B: July 27-August 7, 2015
• San Francisco - St Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Street
• Los Altos - TBA

Session 5: August 3-August 14, 2015
• Berkeley - John Hinkel Park, Southampton Place & Arlington Avenue
• Fremont - Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway

 

 

UPSTART CROWS: ages 12- 18
These two-week camps are designed to help aspiring thespians develop voice and movement skills and delve more deeply into understanding Shakespeare's language while having fun with their peers. Training in stage combat, and audition techniques is also included. Each camp concludes with a performance Much Ado About Nothing for families and friends. Camps meet for two weeks, Mon-Fri, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; optional aftercare until 5:30 at all locations. Materials and supplies all included! $524 for both weeks (with aftercare, $664).
- Enroll online
- Download the enrollment form


June 16 -June 27, 2015
• San Francisco Upstart Crows - Drew School, 2901 California Street
• Palo Alto - First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Avenue

July 7-July 18, 2015
• Berkeley Upstart Crows - John Hinkel Park, Southampton Place and Arlington Avenue
• San Mateo Upstart Crows - Odyssey School, 201 Polhemus Road

July 21-August 1, 2015
• Pleasanton Upstart Crows - Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road

July 28-August 8, 2015

• Mountain View Upstart Crows - Pear Avenue Theater, 1220 Pear Avenue

 

 

ADVANCED SHAKESPEARE WORKSHOP held at Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco
Audition and interview required to enroll. Audition date is TBA. Send email or call 415-865-4423 to schedule audition)

This conservatory-style program includes intensive voice, movement, text, stage combat, mask, and monologue and scene work, and culminates in a showcase on the final Friday. Participants will also have the chance to present their work in other venues, such as Free Shakespeare in the Park. Participation in ASW is by audition only.
• July 13-July 24, 2015 (2-week ASW session)
Tues-Fri, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

EXTENDED version of ASW: After the first two weeks, actors have the option to stay on for an additional two weeks and rehearse an hour-long version of a play (title TBA). This show will be fully staged, with costumes, props, and scenery provided by the Festival, and have multiple performances. This month-long intensive will be available to any young actor accepted to the ASW. Please note that you must be a part of the initial two-week training course to be a part of the full production - you cannot attend for only the last two weeks.

• July 13-August 7, 2015 (4-week ASW session) Tues-Fri, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Support Bay Area Shakespeare Camps

Festival donors ensure that camp fees are kept at a price that is affordable for the most participants and not dictated strictly by "what the market will bear." At only $524 per session, Bay Area Shakespeare Camps are well under the cost of most other summer camp programs and well below the typical price of drama training. Your support today will help ensure that camp fees remain low and supports our mission to ensure that Shakespeare is truly accessible to all by removing barriers to cultural participation.

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