Shakespeare Players (7-12)

Get ready for a fun, playful, and active approach to Shakespeare this summer!

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Whether this is your first time at a theatre summer camp or you’re returning for another awesome summer with us, our Players Camp has something for everyone .
Learn about acting, movement, production design, and Shakespeare in a fun and engaging way with our experienced teaching artists. Our new Virtual Camps offer a wide variety of synchronous and asynchronous activities for every camper, regardless of experience level, to learn and enjoy!

NEW this summer: 3-week camp sessions!
2021 Shakespeare Players (7-12-year olds, rising 2nd-7th-graders):
[- Session 1:  No longer accepting enrollments!
Campers ages 11 & 12 may enroll in June 7 Upstart Crows session.]
- Session 2: June 28 - July 1, M-F
- Session 3: July 19 - Aug 6, M-F

A sample camp day for 7-12-year-olds could look like this:
9-9:30 am - Individual and small-group time with teaching artist (by appointment, on Zoom)
9:30-10:15 am - Warm-up, voice, and movement (on Zoom)
10:15-10:30 am - Snack break
10:30-11:30 am - Shakespeare acting class or rehearsal (on Zoom)
11:30 am-12 pm - Rehearsal (on Zoom)
12 pm - Lunch break
Afternoon any time - Asynchronous craft activity, Shakespeare videos, learn lines, etc - these optional enrichment activities are designed to take about 1-2 hours to do.

The Plays:

The Adventures of Pericles (7-8 year olds)  Based on the second act of Pericles, this short play follows our hero as he washes up on the shore of Pentapolis as a refugee from a shipwreck - and is rescued by a friendly group of local fishermen. He competes in a jousting tournament, wins the heart of a princess, and befriends a king… a wonderful fairy tale story for our youngest campers, with lots of opportunities for movement, costume and prop-making, and comedy.

Twelfth Night (9-12 year olds)  This classic comedy about the many forms and fashions of love, Twelfth Night cushions relevant content, such as loss and bullying, in an uproarious farce featuring love triangles, hidden identities, and mischievous clowns. With a wide range of roles for actors at any level of experience, Twelfth Night invites us into a world where the improbable is possible, chaos begets connection, and love transcends shipwrecks. 

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Virtual Shakespeare Camp includes:- Camp Kit including scripts and performance materials (available for pick-up in central locations throughout the Bay Area; can be mailed for those living outside the Bay Area)
-  Daily interactive, synchronous Zoom classes with our trained and experienced teaching artists
- Pre-recorded asynchronous videos for additional enrichment 

Fee: $750 for all three weeks!
Need-based scholarship
 assistance available.