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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 (ages 12-18):
- San Francisco
- Berkeley
- Palo Alto


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

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

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

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

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


Fall 2014 Saturday Acting Classes (ages 12-18)

Palo Alto Upstart Crows Saturday Acting Classes: Sept 6-Nov 15
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Ave
September 6 - November 9: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
November 14. Friday Dress Rehearsal: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
November 15. Rehearsal: 10:00 am-2:00 pm; Performance: 2:00 pm - The Merchant of Venice (family and friends invited to atend)
Fee: $500, includes scripts, costumes and supplies for the performance
Director: TBA

Additional Perks this year: Upstart Crows Palo Alto will have a chance to see Shakespeare on Tour's As You Like It after their performance at 6pm at FUMCPA.  Stay after the show for a Playshop!  Upstart Crows Palo Alto actors will also be invited to attend (and some may be asked to participate) in an SF Shakes workshop about The Merchant of Venice on November 22 at the Presidio Officers Club in San Francisco. 

San Francisco Upstart Crows Saturday Acting Classes: Sept 27-Dec 13
First Unitarian Universalist Center of San Francisco 1187 Franklin Street
September 27 - December 6: 10:00 am-3:00 pm
December 5 & 12, Friday Dress Rehearsal: 6:00 pm - 9:00pm
December 13, Rehearsal: 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Performance: 1:00 pm - The Merchant of Venice (family and friends invited to atend)
NOTE: No rehearsal Nov 29; Rehearsal location in SF for Oct 4 tba.
Rehearsal location in SF TBA
Fee: $500, includes scripts, costumes and supplies for the performance
Director: TBA

Additional Perks this year: Upstart Crows San Francisco will be invited to attend (and some may be asked to participate) in an SF Shakes workshop about The Merchant of Venice on November 22 at the Presidio Officers Club in San Francisco. 

2015 Summer Camp schedule will be announced soon. Get on the list to receive first notification!

Summer 2014 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.

• August 4-15, 2014
San Francisco Sprites: St. John's Presbyterian Church, 25 Lake Street (at Arguello)

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. This summer's show titles are: Adventures of Christopher Sly, The Taming of the Shrew and Comedy of Errors. 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).

Session 1B: June 9-20, 2014
• San Francisco - Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street
• San Francisco - Paul Revere Elementary, 555 Tompkins Street

Session 2: June 16-June 27, 2014
• San Francisco - Park Presidio United Methodist Church, 4301 Geary Boulevard
• San Mateo - Odyssey School, 201 Polhemus Road
• Palo Alto - First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto, 625 Hamilton Avenue

Session 3A: July 7-July 18, 2014
• 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 14-July 25, 2014
• San Francisco - St John's United Church of Christ, 501 Laguna Honda Blvd
• Piedmont - Piedmont Community Church, 400 Highland Avenue
• Burlingame - Burlingame United Methodist Church, 1443 Howard Avenue
• Cupertino - Union Church of Cupertino, 20900 Stevens Creek Boulevard

Session 4A: July 21-August 1, 2014
• 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 28-August 8, 2014
• San Francisco - St Cyprian's Episcopal Church, 2097 Turk Street
• Los Altos - Christ Episcopal Church, 1040 Border Road

Session 5: August 4-August 15, 2014
• Berkeley - John Hinkel Park, Southampton Place & Arlington Avenue
• Fremont - Temple Beth Torah, 42000 Paseo Padre Parkway

UPSTART CROWS: ages 12- 18
- Enroll online
- Download the enrollment form
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).

June 16 -June 27, 2014
• 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, 2014
• Berkeley Upstart Crows - John Hinkel Park, Southampton Place and Arlington Avenue
• San Mateo Upstart Crows - Odyssey School, 201 Polhemus Road

July 21-August 1, 2014
• Pleasanton Upstart Crows -Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road

July 28-August 8, 2014

• 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 May 4, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. 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 15-July 25, 2014 (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 15-August 8, 2014 (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 $474 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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