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

Shakespeare’s Lost Play (ages 12-18)
Dates: Tuesdays, February 24-May 5 (no class on March 24)
Times: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Details: We know Shakespeare wrote a play called Cardenio, and we know that his company performed it; we just don’t know what happened to the play. People have been searching for traces of this lost play for hundreds of years, but nobody really knows for sure what it really might have looked like. That’s all about to change. As a class, we will use some of the evidence that we do have about Cardenio and knowledge about how Shakespeare wrote characters and plot to recreate the lost play. This is a class where you will be working on your feet, creating and performing the scenes and characters that will make up our play. At the end of the class, you will perform our version of Cardenio, complete with costumes and props designed by the class.
Teachers: Kaily Anderson and Sarah Johnson
Tuition: $200
SIGN UP HERE

Upcoming Workshops

A Skirmish of Wit: Shakespearean Wordplay (ages 8-18)
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Details: Sometimes Shakespeare's characters use swordplay, and sometimes wordplay- battling for the best joke, challenging each other with the most creative insult. What better way to sharpen your acting skills than through a skirmish of wit? Come learn how to use this back and forth banter to build intensisty, find the best comic timing, and win a merry war. En garde!
Teacher: Audra Blaser
Tuition: $55
SIGN UP HERE

Shakespeare's Sonnets: Reading, Performing, and Writing Poetry (ages 8-14)
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015 
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Details: In this workshop, we will explore the read sonnets, perform the sonnets, and draw images from the sonnets to write and illustrate our very own! Working as a group to read sonnets together, we will perform them aloud and explore how this form of poetry works and try to interpret them together. We will use acting excersises and drawing to play with the emotions present. Finally, we will use what we've learned to try and write our own Shakespearean sonnet!
Teacher: Sarah Johnson
Tuition: $55
SIGN UP HERE

Much Ado About Nothing: Fast and Furious (ages 8-18)
Date: Saturday, June 6
Times: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Location: Loft Theatre, CU Boulder campus 
Details: As The Colorado Shakespeare Festival kicks off the 2015 Season with Much Ado About Nothing, The CSF School of Theatre is excited to add to the fun with a one-day workshop in which students will create and perform in an abridged version of the season's opening comedy! Come and join us for a delightful day filled with hilarity, joy, and a little subterfuge, culminating in a fast and furious Much Ado!
Teacher: Audra Blaser
Tuition: $55
SIGN UP HERE

Playwriting Workshop: Writing a 10-minute play (ages 14-18)
Date: Saturday, October 10
Times: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Location: Wesley Chapel 
Details: This workshop will take us through the process of writing a play. Starting with writing exercises to help us learn about how a play works, we will compose, collaboratively workshop, revise and then perform a staged reading of our own 10-minute plays. Beyond our writing, we will also discuss playwriting in the American theatre. What do playwrights do? How do new plays get produced? Make sure to bring a notebook, pencil, and your imagination!
Teacher: Sarah Johnson
Tuition: $55
SIGN UP HERE

 

 

TO REGISTER:

Registration Forms/Waivers

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.

Payment Options:

1. BY MAIL: Enclose a check (payable to the Colorado Shakespeare Festival) with your registration form and mail to address above.
2. ONLINE: Use links above to pay by credit card. All online orders are subject to convenience fees. 
3. BY PHONE: Call (303) 492-1973 to pay by credit card over the phone. All phone orders are subject to convenience 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.