Introduction to Shakespeare
Wednesdays, March 5 – April 9: 4pm to 6pm
Genworth Brightlights Education Center at Richmond CenterStage
Middle and High School Students
Explore the world of Shakespeare through scenes, monologues, and performances! Students will gain a strong understanding of verse, prose, meter, staging, character analysis and audition techniques, with the opportunity to rehearse and work on scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.
Week 1: Intro to Shakespeare
Week 2: Scene Study
Week 3: Monologues and Soliloquies
Week 4: Shakespeare’s Staging Conventions
Week 5: Audition Technique
Week 6: Production and Performance
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 preshow performances for our audiences on the grounds of Agecroft Hall during the Richmond Shakespeare Summer Festival.
New students will audition on April 7 and 8 at 6 p.m. Returning students are not required to audition. To sign up for an audition or to indicate you wish to return, please send an email to Brittany Keegan at: Bkeegan@HenleyStreetTheatre.org.
Shakespeare Summer Camp
June 23 – July 11: Monday – Friday 9am to 3pm
Performances: July 14 – 15 at 10am
Rising 6th, 7th, and 8th 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!
Click HERE to register!
Click HERE to apply for financial aid
Financial aid is available for Festival Young Company and Shakespeare Summer Camp only. Please have your financial aid application for Festival Young Company turned in by March 14, and your financial aid application for the Shakespeare Summer Camp turned in by April 30.
For more information, email Brittany Keegan, Program Coordinator at Bkeegan@HenleyStreetTheatre.
org, or call 804-340-0115.