Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Summer Camp

Summer Camp with the Bard

Session 1 Details:
Location: Fontbonne University
Date: June 8 – 28, 2020
Time: M-F, 9am-3pm
Shows: All campers will perform The Winter’s Tale
Final performances will be on Friday 6/25 and Saturday 6/26

Session 2 Details:
Location: Fontbonne University
Date: July 6 – 25, 2020
Time: M-F, 9am-3pm
Show: All campers will perform As You Like It
Final performances will be on Friday 7/25  and Saturday 7/25

CLICK HERE to register for Camp Shakespeare 2020!

All About Camp Shakespeare

Full-day workshops led by experienced Shakespeare Festival Teaching Artists include training in voice, movement, directing, 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 prior to registering to confirm availability.


Pricing & Registration

Camp Standard Tuition Members Save 10%
Camp Shakespeare, Session 1 or 2 $600 $540
Camp Shakespeare, BOTH Sessions $1125 (save $75) $1,012

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 Allie Magee for your discount code.

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


Camp Director

Adam Flores, Community Engagement & Education Manager, is an actor, director, producer and educator based in St. Louis for over a decade. He holds an MFA in directing from Baylor University, and a BFA and teaching certification from Fontbonne University. As an actor, he has performed with over a dozen local professional companies including the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis as part of the Shakespeare in the Streets program in both New World and Blow, Winds. As a founding resident artist of Mustard Seed Theatre he worked in many capacities including helping produce and direct “Bosnian American: The Dance for Life,” a community-engaged project with the Bosnian community of St. Louis. In 2015, Flores acted as a local line producer for the “Every 28 Hour Plays” a collaboration with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the One-Minute Play Festival, and the St. Louis community in response to the Ferguson movement. He began as a theatre educator teaching in the Parkway School district. Later he was Assistant Professor of Theatre at Fontbonne University. He recently also was lead Teaching Artist for the Festival’s Shake 101 teaching residency for the past two years.

*Denotes member, Actors’ Equity Association