CSF School of Theatre

  • "Double, double, toil and trouble."

    A student hams in up in our Shakespeare's Comedies class.
  • Clowning in Shakespeare

    Students in our Clowning in Shakespeare class (Fall 2013)
  • "O, for a Muse of Fire"

    Students from across BVSD participate in the 2014 Will Power Festival
  • "Lay them in gore"

    Students learn to create bruises, cuts, and scrapes in a Gore Makeup workshop (February 2013).

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival Education Department offers classes and private coaching sessions for kids, teens and adults year-round. Don't forget to like CSF Education on Facebook to check out our photos, class announcements, and more!

Upcoming Classes

Shakespearean Dramaturgy (Ages 12-18)
Dates: Mondays, September 8 - November 10, 2014
Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Location: CSF Cottage (1301 Grandview Ave, Boulder)
Details: Do you find yourself reading Shakespeare late into the night, compulsively looking up every unknown word? Do you find yourself gleefully digging in to the historical context of his plays, and agonizing over the nuances of the folio, quarto, and Holinshed source material? Do you devour as many versions of his plays as you can, contemplating the different ways each moment of the text might come alive on stage? The good news is, you are practicing the art of dramaturgy! This class will plunge high school students into the art of dramaturgy, the crossroads between academic analysis and productions of plays. We will explore important questions such as; what is a dramaturg, how does one do dramaturgy, and what are the important differences in Shakespearean and contemporary dramaturgy? This class will delight any student interested in developing his or her play analysis, research skills, and practical eye towards the theatre. Although actors, directors, and designers are considered the body of a production, dramaturgs are certainly the blood!
Teacher: Bianca Gordon
Tuition: $200
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Shakespeare in Production: Troilus and Cressida (Ages 12-18)
Dates: Tuesdays, Sept. 9-Nov. 11, 2014
Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Details: The best way to grow as a performer is to get a play up on its feet. In this class, we will tackle Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, with a culminating performance on November 11.  Students will work on cutting the play, developing characters, designing costumes and props, and even directing scenes.  This class is designed for young actors who love to perform, and who want to learn more about the process of staging a play.
Teacher: Sean Scrutchins
Tuition: $200
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Shakespeare 2000 (Ages 8-14)
Dates: Thursdays, Sept. 11-Nov. 13
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Details: Students will create adaptations of their favorite Shakespeare plays. They will come up with concepts, write scripts, and then stage them. Together we will create new versions of Shakespeare’s classic stories, updating them for 2014. Students will present their creations for friends and family on the last day of class.
Teacher: Amy Osatinski
Tuition: $200
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Upcoming Workshops

"How many goodly creatures are there here!": FX Creature Makeup (Ages 8-18)
Date: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: Makeup Room, University Theatre Building
Details: The goal for this course is to teach students some basic techniques of FX creature makeup. Creature makeup focuses on non-human makeups. We will study and employ different effects a makeup designer might encounter in designing the creatures in Shakespeare's plays. This can be everything from Caliban to the Midsummer fairies. We will learn to both extend and mask humanoid features, depending on our individual interpretations of various Shakespearean creatures.
Teacher: Roxxy Duda
Tuition: $55
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Words, Words, Words! (ages 8-18)
Date: Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Details: Shakespeare invented over 1700 words, including "elbow", "amazement", "bloodstained", and "skim milk"! Join us as we explore the Bard's imaginative vocabulary, create scenes using his most bizarre words, and build a few words of our own.
Teacher: Crystal Eisele
Tuition: $30
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Thou Art Miscast (Ages 8-18)
Date: November 8 and 15, 2014
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Details: Ever wanted to play a Shakespeare role that no one would cast you in (yet)? Well...where there's a Will, there's a way! Explore a scene that challenges you as an actor and will be wacky fun as well. We'll encourage experimentation and find out how RIGHT we just might be for these roles, if someone would only cast us in them!
Teacher: Crystal Eisele
Tuition: $60
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TO REGISTER:
If you are new to the CSF School of Theatre, download the registration form and waiver here and mail the completed form to: CSF School of Theatre / 277 UCB / Boulder CO 80309

Returning students do not need to submit a registration form and waiver, unless their information has changed.

Enclose a check with your registration form or pay with credit card using the links below or by calling 303-492-1973. Credit card purchases through our website are subject to ticketing fees. 

If a student cancels before the first day of class, 80% of tuition will be refunded. No refunds after the first day of class.