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saturday upstart crows

Weekend classes for ages 11-18

Saturday Upstart Crows is a physically and mentally engaging Shakespeare experience where students age 11-18 deepen their skills and knowledge through a comprehensive rehearsal process that explores language, history, voice, movement, text analysis, and play. This Spring’s class will include a particular focus on themes of Politics, Rhetoric, and Zero-Sum thinking as investigated in Julius Caesar.

As is the case with our Advanced Shakespeare Workshop program, the process culminates with a scenes and monologues showcase. Those who enroll early will have the opportunity to email us with material that you may be interested in. We’ll then then keep requested material in mind when selecting scenes and monologues for the performance.

teaching artists

Kunal Prasad headshotKUNAL PRASAD
Kunal Prasad is an actor, artist, and educator. He studied theatre at the American Repertory Theater and the Moscow Art Theatre and also studied advanced long-form improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC. He is featured in the indie feature film Gone in the Night starring Winona Ryder, which premiered at SXSW in Austin and will be in wide release this Fall. Kunal has been seen on stage in Baloney at The Oasis Nightclub, A Thousand Splendid Suns at the American Conservatory Theater and Wisdom from Everything directed by Seema Sueko at Local Theater Company in Colorado. Other theater credits include: Taylor Mac: A 24-Decade History of Popular Music (SF Curran), Vignettes on Love (Playground SF), Hedda Gabler (The Cutting Ball Theater), Our Enemies: Lively Scenes of Love and Combat (Golden Thread Productions), and A Dreamplay (The Cutting Ball Theater). He has worked at California Shakespeare Theater, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Magic Theatre, and Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

2023 sessions

Additional 2023 locations and dates are still being added.  Sign Up to be notified of new sessions.

march 18 - may 6

san francisco

Phoenix Theater
414 Mason St., San Francisco

8 sessions
Saturdays 1pm – 5pm

Enrollment Fee: $640