Shakespeare Camp - Acting Workshop

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The Advanced Shakespeare Workshop is specifically designed to challenge and enhance the skills and capacities of experienced performers, ages 12-18, who would like to hone their acting techniques and abilities. Enrollment in this program requires previous acting experience and a successful audition.

The audition date for ASW 2014 is May 4 from 1:00pm - 4:00 pm. Please email or call 415-865-4423 to schedule audition..

This conservatory-style program will include intensive voice, movement, text, stage combat, mask, and monologue and scene work, and culminate 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.

The dates of the 2014 two-week session are July 15-25, Tues-Fri, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.
It will be held at Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street.

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 The Tamer Tamed (*see below for details).

The show 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.

The dates of the 2014 four-week session are July 15-Aug 8, Tues-Fri, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, plus performance dates on Thursday, August 7 at 7:00 pm and Friday, August 8 at 1:00 pm. It will be held at Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street.

*In Shakespeare’s time, just like ours, some folks found the ending of The Taming of the Shrew problematic. We know this because John Fletcher, the Bard’s successor as chief playwright for the King’s Men, wrote a sequel called The Woman’s Prize, or The Tamer Tamed. In this lively girl-power comedy, Kate the Shrew has died, and middle-aged Petruccio marries again – this time to seemingly angelic Maria. But Maria has revenge on her mind, and she won’t stop until all the women of Padua have joined her in taming the Tamer. This play was first performed in 1607 by the Children of the Queen’s Revels, an all-teen actor company, so it’s the perfect fit for our own ASW teens! The Tamer Tamed will be performed in a brand-new adaptation by Artistic Director Rebecca J. Ennals


The Advanced Shakespeare Workshop offers:
• Intensive and pragmatic approaches that help develop your craft as an actor
• Focused one-on-one instruction
• Conservatory and college-level instructors
• Training in audition technique and preparation
• Final performances attended by the Festival's casting director

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop participant

SUMMER 2014 Advanced Shakespeare Workshop

• 2-week session: July 15-July 25, Tues-Fri, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
• 4-week session: July 15-Aug 8, Tues-Fri, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, plus performances on Aug 7 at 7:00 pm and Aug 8 at 1:00 pm
Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco

Audition and interview required for enrollment.

Audition date is May 4 2014 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm.
Call 415-865-4423 or email to schedule audition.




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