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The Bay Area Shakespeare Camps are 2-week sessions which offer students (ages 4-18 all over the Bay Area) the opportunity to study Shakespeare's theatre in a fun, supportive atmosphere. Campers are taught by theatre practitioners who lead interactive classes in Shakespeare's poetry, clowning traditions, and stage combat. The camp culminates in a final performance of an abridged Shakespeare play for family and friends. Visit our FAQ page for additional information!
Sprites Camp is a two week summer offering for students from 4 to 6 years old. Campers engage in mask and costume creation, staging a performance, and even learning to perform Shakespeare's magical words. Classes meet in San Francisco from 9am-12pm over the summer. Sprites in summer 2017 will be staging The Witches' Brew, featuring scenes and characters from Macbeth.
Our two-week Shakespeare Players Camp offers students the chance to stage a classic Shakespeare play. Camps run from June to August throughout the summer. In 2017, Players campers will perform Ghost Stories, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night.
Teen actors delve deeply into the world of Shakespearean performance in our Upstart Crows programs. During the summer, SF Shakes offers teen camps throughout the Bay Area that culminate in a student production of an abridged Shakespeare play. Over the spring and fall, Upstart Crows Saturday Classes produce a Shakespeare play over the course of 10-12 weeks in San Francisco. Spring 2017 Saturday Classes will be staging the farcical comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor.
The Advanced Shakespeare Workshop (ASW) is a two to four week summer conservatory program that features advanced training in acting methodologies. Classes meet Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30pm starting in July. ASW is an audition based program, most students have completed multiple Upstart Crow programs. This summer, students participating in the four-week program will stage a production of King Lear. Audition date for 2017 pending. Auditions will take place on Saturday April 29th from 11am-3pm. Please email or call 415-865-4423 to schedule an audition slot.