Shakespeare Festival St Louis - Summer Camp

Camp Shakespeare

Full-day workshops led by experienced Shakespeare Festival Teaching Artists include training in voice, movement, stage combat, and physical comedy. The final week includes a performance for family and friends. Sessions are limited to 30 campers.

Want to work behind the scenes? Camp Shakespeare offers a technical theatre track for students interested in learning all about production and design.

Beyond the Bard

Using classical text and Shakespeare as inspiration, students experiment with scenes and monologues pulled from mythology and contemporary playwrights. Advanced acting techniques are also covered. The session ends with an informal performance for family and friends. Limited to 25 campers.


Registration for Festival summer camps opens in late spring. A limited amount of financial assistance is available. For more information, contact Catie Gainor at

The Instructors

Michael B PerkinsMichael B. Perkins has been active with SFSTL as a teaching artist, performer, and graphic designer since 2007, when he joined the Education Tour.  Since then, he has taught for the Festival’s numerous education programs, including Shakespeare Squadron, summer camps, residencies, and workshops. Recently, he joined the Festival full-time as the Company & Special Projects Manager.

Brianna OwensBrianna Owens studied musical theatre at Millikin University before ultimately receiving both a BA and an MA in English Literature from California State University Sacramento. She has worked with children of all ages teaching Shakespearean drama in the Sacramento and Davis communities and has worked extensively with the Davis Shakespeare Ensemble playing such roles as Time in “The Sonnet Project,” Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, stage managing Henry V, and…

For more program information, please contact Michael Perkins at


Join Shakespeare Festival’s teaching artists at special performance workshops presented in collaboration with Center for Creative Arts (COCA). Visit COCA’s website for more information.