Midnight Shakespeare teams inner-city youth and professional
theater instructors to create a wonderful alternative learning
opportunity. Specifically targeting under-served neighborhoods,
students work in an ensemble atmosphere to strengthen verbal and
written communication skills while building an appreciation for technique, discipline and sacrifice
- all necessary ingredients for achievement. The Shakespeare Festival
partners with community organizations like the CivicCorps Schools,
the South Side Community Center of San Jose, and the San Francisco
Recreation and Parks Department.
Students in the 10-week program discover and examine the world
of Shakespeare, and perform an abridged Shakespeare play using
their own life experiences to create fully developed characters.
This approach stimulates imagination, engages intellect and builds
confidence. Past performances have included: Macbeth, The
Taming of the Shrew, A Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer
Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, and
If you or your organization would like more information about
Midnight Shakespeare, please call (415) 558-0888 or (800) 978-PLAY.
2013 Midnight Shakespeare
1 Spartan Way, Antioch
- Meets: January 24 March 28, 2013 / Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:00 PM 6:00
- Performance Date: March 28, 2013 / Twelfth Night and Julius Caesar - 6:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room
- Teaching Artists: Beth Fatum, Livia Demarchi, Amy Lizardo
We are delighted and enthused to return to Antioch for the fourth season of Midnight Shakespeare at Park Middle!
SCHOOLS (Formerly East Bay Conservation Corps)
- Meets: January 15-April 11/ Tuesdays & Thurdsays 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Fridays 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
- Performance: Hamlet
Date: April 11, 2013 - 7:30 pm in the Ebell Room at the Lake Merritt Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave, Oakland
Teaching Artists: Steve Muterspaugh, Becky Kemper
This is our fifteenth year of theater training
with the creative and hardworking young adults at Civicorps. Their
achievements continue to be a source of pride and inspiration!
~ Article about Midnight
Shakespeare at EBCC
Civicorps performance photos:
- Macbeth (2011)
- Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
Evergreen District, San Jose
- 2013 Dates TBA
- Performance: TBA
- Teaching Artists: TBA
2012 marked our 12th season of collaboration with the skilled
and dedicated students at Cadwallader. We continue to be impressed
by the commitment of the students and families of the Evergreen
District! We're pleased to have the particpation of Leyva Middle
School students as well, many who are Cadwallader graduates!
~ Article about Midnight
Shakespeare at Cadwallader Elementary
Support Midnight Shakespeare
Because Midnight Shakespeare is provided free of charge to the
participants, we depend on the financial support of the community
to pay for the program. Grants from the David and Lucile Packard
Foundation, The Louis R. Lurie Foundation, GATX Capital and Hitachi
Data Systems have enabled us to add additional teaching artists
and present additional sessions, resulting in an increase in both
the quantity of youth served and the quality of service provided.
Your donation today will: