Workshops and Summer Classes

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Playbill of Services

Act One      Workshop: 45-90 minutes                                           

  • Introduction to Shakespeare (scansion, Elizabethan history, Shakespearean staging/acting practices, text analysis)
  • Stage Combat (unarmed/hand-to-hand, swords)
  • Scene/Staging (scene specific direction assistance)

Act Two     Residency: 1-4 weeks                                         

  • Warm-up exercises/Acting games
  • Embedded stage directions
  • Text/scene analysis
  • Play specific production history/highlights
  • Directed assistance with staging/blocking

Act Three   Residency (After School): 1-4 weeks                           

  • Warm-up exercises/Acting games
  • Elizabethan staging/acting practices
  • Embedded stage directions
  • Text/scene analysis
  • Stage Combat
  • Play specific production history/highlights
  • Directed assistance with staging/blocking

Festival Young Company

Rehearsals begin April 30 (Wednesdays 6pm to 8pm and Saturdays 1pm to 4pm)
Performances: June 12 – August 3 (Thursday – Sunday from 6:30pm to 8:15pm)
Rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Students
Cost: $250 New Students/ $175 Returning Students

Festival Young Company students spend the summer learning Shakespearean scenes and monologues, and exploring Elizabethan language, culture and songs from experienced acting professionals.  Students then expand their acting skills by doing pre-show performances for our audiences on the grounds of Agecroft Hall during the Richmond Shakespeare Summer Festival.

Shakespeare Summer Camp

June 23 – July 11: Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm
Performances: July 14 – 15 at 10am
Rising 6th, 7th,  8th, 9th, and 10th grade students
Cost: $500/FYC Students $400

Discover the world of Shakespeare in a fun and social atmosphere! During this three-week intensive, students will work with theatre professionals and unravel Shakespeare’s plays with text analysis; transform themselves into Shakespeare’s characters through voice, movement and improvisational work; learn stage combat; and develop fundamental acting skills using classical theatre techniques. The camp will culminate in a special one-hour performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, performed entirely by the Summer Campers!

 For more information email Thomas Cunningham, Education Director, at TCunningham@HenleyStreetTheatre.org