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 in Production: As You Like It (ages 8-14)
Teacher:
Heidi Schmidt
Dates: Thursdays, September 10-November 12
Times: 
4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Description: “All the world’s a stage,” says the melancholy Jacques in Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Don’t you want to be ON that stage? In this 10-week class, students will stage an abridged version of the comedy, As You Like It, while learning about blocking, costumes, Shakespeare’s language, and character work. The class is perfect for younger students interested in Shakespeare, and will culminate in a public performance on November 12. 
Tuition: $200 (scholarships available)
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Shakespeare in Production: Antony and Cleopatra (ages 12-18)
Teacher: Sean Scrutchins
Dates: Tuesdays, September 8-November 10
Times: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Description:
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 Antony & Cleopatra, with a culminating performance on November 10.  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. An excellent option for students who have already trained with Camp Shakespeare, and wish to gain more experience with Shakespeare. 
Tuition: $200 (scholarships available)
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Speak the Speech, I Pray You: Shakespearean Acting for Adults (21+)
Teachers: Anne Sandoe and Shirley Carnahan
Dates: Saturdays, September 12-October 31
Times: 10 a.m. - noon
Location: Acting Studio, University Theatre building
Description: 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 and Shakespeare scholar Shirley Carnahan’s extensive experience as they introduce you to voice, text, and movement techniques that professional actors use to create compelling Shakespeare performances. The 8-week course will culminate in a final showing of monologues and scenes. No prior experience necessary. Students from the spring 2015 class are encouraged to join us again.  
Tuition: $200 (scholarships available)
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Upcoming Workshops

Voice Workshop: Shakespeare's Famous Speeches (ages 12-18)
Teacher: Margaret Jansen
Date: Saturday, August 29
Time: 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre (rain location Acting Studio, University Theatre Building) 
Description: Shakespeare’s words were first spoken in an outdoor theatre, and to this day, professional actors with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival proclaim these mighty words in a 1,000-seat stone amphitheatre. Now it’s your turn. Working with renowned vocal coach Margaret Jansen, students will learn techniques for outdoor voice work, using some of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches. The workshop will culminate in a showing of monologues on the Mary Rippon Outdoor Stage. Prior experience with theatre and Shakespeare is encouraged. Participants must have a willingness and a desire to communicate openly. Students should come with a monologue learned by heart (provided by CSF).
Tuition: $50 (scholarships available)
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Playwriting Workshop: Writing a 10-Minute Play (ages 12-18)
Teacher: Sarah Johnson
Date: Saturday, October 10
Time: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Description: 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!
Tuition: $60 (scholarships available)
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Stage Combat Workshop (ages 8-18)
Teacher: Benaiah Anderson
Date: Saturday, November 14
Time: 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Description: The battle begins! In this one-day workshop students will learn the basics of unarmed combat: how to fall, punch, slap, kick safely and believably in the context of some of Shakespeare’s most famous fight scenes.
Tuition: $60 (scholarships available)
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Stage It Like Shakespeare: Original Practices and Julius Caesar (ages 10-18)
Teacher: Sean Scrutchins
Date: Saturday, December 5 & 12
Time: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Description: Ever wonder how Shakespeare’s acting company rehearsed and performed his plays? Come find out! Join CSF company member Sean Scrutchins as he guides you through an Elizabethan rehearsal process of selected scenes from Julius Caesar. In the first session on December 5, participants will learn about “original practices” and receive cue scripts. In the second session on December 12, students will rehearse their parts and stage a culminating performance for parents. Don’t miss the chance to stage it like Shakespeare! 
Tuition: $75 (scholarships available) 
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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 at least 30 days before the first day of class, 80% of tuition will be refunded. No refunds are available for cancelations within 30 days of the first class. CSF Education must be notified in writing if a student wishes to withdraw from a class.