Camp Shakespeare is a 15-year-old education program run by the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. For three weeks in the summer, kids ages 10-18 come to CU Boulder’s campus and study Shakespeare with CSF professionals. Working in small groups of 16, these students spend a total of 60 hours learning about Shakespeare by rehearsing, staging and performing a shortened play. This is a fabulous way for kids and teens to explore theater and Shakespeare in a creative and supportive environment.
In addition to acting training, students are coached by a Voice, Speech & Text expert on enunciation, diction and clarity, which will aid them on and off stage. Campers also work with a stage combat professional to learn the safe way to fight onstage. Tuition includes one ticket to attend a field trip to the CSF production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 PM.
FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW: CAMPERS PERFORM ON THE RIPPON The Camp Shakespeare Performance Extravaganza will take place on the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre at a free public performance on the evening of August 9th.
Three Classes Available Apprentice Class (ages 10-12): A Midsummer Night’s Dream NOW FULL. Contact (303) 492-1973 to be placed on waitlist. Journeyman Class (ages 13-14): Macbeth NOW FULL. Contact (303) 492-1973 to be placed on waitlist. Master Class (ages 15-18): The Tempest NOW FULL. Contact (303) 492-1973 to be placed on waitlist.
2013 Dates July 22 –August 9, 2013
Times 1 PM-5 PM, Monday-Friday
Cost $850 ($800 before May 1, 2013)
Sibling Discount: Sign up siblings, and save $50 on combined tuition. Call (303) 492-1973 for discount. Available for Camp Shakespeare only.
2) Mail completed form to: Camp Shakespeare 277 UCB Boulder CO 80309
3) Payment Options: Include check with registration form OR Pay online HERE (note: credit card purchases are subject to a $5 fee per enrollment. To avoid this fee, pay by check.)
A full refund (less registration/late fees) is available if CSF is notified in writing by May 22, 2013. Participant receives 80% reimbursement (less registration/late fees) if notification is received in writing from May 22-June 22, 2013. No refunds after June 22, 2013.
Apprentice Class: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Ages 10-12 Students in the Apprentice Class will bring the magic of one of Shakespeare’s best-known comedies to life. With a wide range of characters from confused lovers to rowdy faeries, the play is a laugh a minute. This class is a dream come true!
Ages 13-14 Darkness and evil is on the schedule for the Journeyman class this year as they tackle Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth. This play is a cauldron packed with fun, populated with villains, witches, and murder. Every play has its heroes, but when will they come to save the day?
Master Class: The Tempest Ages 15-18 The Master Class will spend the summer on a magic island full of spirits, monsters, and love in the fantastical play The Tempest. Grudges are held, turncoats are caught, and everyone grows and learns as the characters stumble their way through the twists and turns in one of Shakespeare’s last plays. But will there be a happily ever after?