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: Friday 6/22 and Saturday 6/23

Session 2 Details:
Location: The Grandel Theatre
Date: July 9 – 27, 2018
Time: M-F, 9am-3pm
Show: All campers will perform Pericles
Performances: Friday 7/27 and Saturday 7/28

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 will offer two technical track options each session. These spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and technical track students will participate alongside performance-focused campers for most of the day. If interested in the technical track, please email Brianna Owens at before registering, so she can advise if the limited spots are still available.

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 Brianna Owens for your discount code.

Limited financial assistance is available. Please contact Brianna Owens 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 fourth 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, Troilus and Cressida, Julius Caesar, Coriolanus, and The Winter’s Tale. Owens is a certified yoga instructor. Her teaching is influenced by her knowledge of breath and movement work and her passion for language poetry and social justice.

Michael James Reed* is a Shakespeare Festival veteran, having appeared in Antony & Cleopatra, Henry IV & V, Twelfth Night and Taming of the Shrew, as well as the current The Winter’s Tale (in the Park); Good in Everything (in the Streets); Loves Labor (at the Pulitzer); and spent the earlier part of this year touring Julius Caesar and Found at Sea (in the Schools). He’s performed locally at the MUNY, New Jewish Theatre, Hot City, Upstream, St. Louis Actors Studio, and numerous times at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (Theatre Circle Award winner as Bottom in A Midsummer Nights Dream). New York theatre credits include La Bete (original Broadway cast)and King Lear (The Roundabout, starring Hal Holbrook), and regional highlights include Old Globe (San Diego), Alley Theatre (Houston), ACT (San Francisco), South Coast Rep (Costa Mesa), Pasadena Playhouse, and Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Michael trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he also appeared in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed production of Richard III (starring Antony Sher).

Kristin Rion is excited to work with the Green Show performers after another wonderful year working with the Shakespeare Squadron. Kristin is a teaching artist and associate producer with Shakespeare Festival St. Louis and works locally directing, stage managing, and performing. Recent credits include The Music of The Goddess (Director, SATE’s Aphra Behn Festival), Every 28 Hours play festival (Director, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), and To Whom Should I Complain? (Director, Poor Monsters). Kristin believes every youth has a voice and hopes as an artist and community member to help foster that voice. Kristin is a proud Presidential Scholar of Saint Louis University, having graduated summa cum laude with honors in 2014.