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!

New! Adult Programming

"Speak the speech, I pray you:" Shakespearean Acting for Adults (ages 21+)
Dates: Saturdays, February 7-March 14
Times: 10:30 a.m. – noon
Location: TBA, CU Boulder campus
Details: Have you ever watched a great Shakespearean actor and wondered - How do they do it? In this acting class for adults you can reap the benefits of CSF actor Anne Sandoe's extensive experience as she introduces you to voice, text, and movement techniques that professional actors use to create compelling Shakespeare performances. The 6-week course will culminate in a final showing of monologues and scenes. No prior experience necessary.
Teacher: Anne Sandoe
Tuition: $120 
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Upcoming Classes

Teen Playwriting Class: Writing a 10-minute play (ages 14-18)
Dates: Mondays, February 23-May 4 (no class on March 23) 
Times: 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: CSF Cottage
Details: This class 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? The class will also be given the opportunity to submit their plays to national young playwright’s contests. 
Teacher: Sarah Johnson
Tuition: $200
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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: TBA
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
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Upcoming Workshops

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: Sean Scrutchins
Tuition: $60
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Character Makeup (ages 10-18)
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: TBA
Details: The goal of this course is to teach students basic techniques of character makeup. Character makeup focuses on human makeups. We will study and employ different effects a makeup designer might encounter in designing a variety of characters in Shakespeare's plays. Techniques used will include: shading, feature enhancement and dimishing, age adjustment, and feature deformity. The class will culminate in a full-face makeup that interprets a specific character from Shakespeare's canon. 
Teacher: Roxxy Duda
Tuition: $55
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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
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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
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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. All credit card purchases are subject to ticketing fees. To avoid fees, please pay by check.

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