Advanced Shakespeare Workshop (12-18)

Enhances the skills and capacities of experienced teen performers.

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Teens hone their acting techniques and abilities in this conservatory-style program which includes intensive voice, movement, text, stage combat, and monologue work. 

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop 2017

This summer's program culminates in a showcase performance of Shakespearean scenes and monologues as well as a fully produced version of Shakespeare's King Lear, directed by Resident Artist Maryssa Wanlass and featuring Resident Artist Phil Lowery as Lear. Participation in ASW is by audition only.

The Advanced Shakespeare Workshop will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco. Enrollment in this program requires previous acting experience and a successful audition. 

*ASW Summer 2017 is currently full! If you have already auditioned and been invited to join for this summer, please contact us at 415-558-0888 to be put on the waitlist.*

2-week ASW session: July 18-28, 2017 Tues-Fri, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Held at Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street

4-week EXTENDED version of ASW: July 18 to August 11, 2017; Tues-Fri, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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 Shakespeare play. The performances will take place on the final Thursday evening (8/10) at 7pm, and Friday afternoon (8/11) at 1pm, both at Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street. They will be fully staged, with costumes, props, and scenery provided by the Festival. 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. 

Auditions: Actors are asked to prepare a 60-90 second, memorized Shakespeare speech for the audition.  There will be a short Q & A interview as well. Contact Education Director, Tom Wells for an audition.

The 2-week ASW session costs $594. The 4-week ASW session costs $1188. All materials and supplies provided. Scholarship assistance available for families in need.