Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Summer Camp

Summer Camp with the Bard


Session 1 Details:
Location: Crossroads College Preparatory
Date: June 4 – 22, 2018
Time: M-F, 9am-3pm
Shows: 11-14 year old campers will produce The Merry Wives of Windsor; 15-18 year olds will produce Hamlet
Performances at 2PM, Friday 6/22 and Saturday 6/23

Session 2 Details:
Location: Camp session 2 will be held primarily at the .ZACK with tech week and performances culminating at the Grandel Theatre.
Date: July 9 – 27, 2018
Time: M-F, 9am-3pm
Show: All campers will perform Pericles
Performances on Thursday 7/26 at 1:30 pm and Saturday 7/28 at 2 pm

CLICK HERE to register for Camp Shakespeare 2018!

All About Camp Shakespeare

Full-day workshops led by experienced Shakespeare Festival Teaching Artists include training in voice, movement, breathwork, stage combat, physical comedy, audition prep, and textual analysis. Emphasis will be placed on ensemble building and on the cultural significance of performing Shakespeare’s plays for a modern audience. The final week includes a free public performance for family and friends. Sessions are limited to 30 campers and are suitable for ages 11-18.

Want to work behind the scenes? Camp Shakespeare also accepts two Technical Track students each session, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Technical Track students participate alongside performance-focused campers most of the day, and assist and learn about sets, props, costumes, and other tech crucial to putting on a show. If interested, please email Education Assistant Emily Clinger prior to registering to confirm availability.

Pricing & Registration

Camp Standard Tuition Members Save 10%
Camp Shakespeare, Session 1 or 2 $525 $472
Camp Shakespeare, BOTH Sessions $1000 (save $50) $945

Festival Members at the Actor level and above receive a 10% discount on Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Summer Camps. Become a member today! Discounts cannot be combined. If you are a Member, contact Emily for your discount code.

Limited financial assistance is available. Please contact Emily for more information prior to registering. Financial assistance is by application only, and is based on need.

The Instructors

Brianna Owens is returning to Shakespeare Festival St. Louis in her fifth year as head teacher for Shakespeare Squadron and Camp Shakespeare. She holds a BA and MA in English Literature from California State University Sacramento. As a part of the Festival’s education programs Camp Shakespeare and the Shakespeare Squadron, she has directed Twelfth Night, Love’s Labours Lost, The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Two Gentlemen of Verona…

Michael James Reed* is a Shakespeare Festival veteran, having appeared In the Park in The Winters’ TaleAntony & Cleopatra, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2, Henry V, Twelfth Night and The Taming of the Shrew, and will appear as Lord Montague in 2018’s Romeo & Juliet.  Reed performed In the Streets in 2014’s Shakespeare in the Streets: Good in Everything; and spent the past two springs In the Schools with the Festival’s Education Tour (2017: Julius Caesar and Found at Sea 2018: Romeo &…

*Denotes member, Actors’ Equity Association