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 the Clowning in Shakespeare Class.
  • "O, for a Muse of Fire"

    Students from across BVSD participate in the Will Power Festival, a celebration of elementary students performing Shakespeare.
  • "Lay them in gore"

    Students learn to create bruises, cuts, and scrapes in a Gore Makeup workshop.
  • "Speak the speech, I pray you"

    The CSF School of Theatre offers adult acting classes throughout the year, taught by CSF company members.

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! 

Registration for Fall 2016 classes will be available June 1. 

Upcoming Classes

Shakespeare in Production: Romeo and Juliet (ages 13-18)
Teacher: Kelsey Didion
Dates
: Mondays, September 12-November 14, 2016
Times: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Description: "Two households, both alike in dignity..." In the midst of a family feud, street violence, and civic strife, two teenagers find love and hope in a surprising place. In this 10-week class, students will rehearse an abridged version of Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. The class culminates in a final performance for friends and families on the last day of class. For advanced performers and newcomers to Shakespeare--this class is an excellent way to engage with a classic Shakespeare text, develop performance skills, connect with fellow teenagers, and realize the potency of Shakespeare in our time. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.
Tuition: $200 (scholarships available)

Shakespeare's Fools and Clowns (ages 8-12)
Teacher: Gina Braswell
Dates
: Tuesdays, September 13-November 15, 2016
Times: 4:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Description: "Lord, what fools these mortals be!" Unleash your inner clown in this 10-week class, in which you'll explore Shakespeare's clowns, fools, and silly moments in plays such as As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Much Ado About Nothing (among others). Discover just how much fun these plays can be when you step into the shoes of Shakespeare's greatest fools! The class culminates in a showing of scenes and monologues for friends and families on the last day of class. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.
Tuition: $200 (scholarships available)
 

Upcoming Workshops

CSF Season Mashup Workshop (ages 8-18)
ONLY 1 SPOT REMAINING!
Teacher: Bianca Gordon and Gina Braswell 
Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 
Time: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Location: Loft Theatre (University Theatre Building)
Desciption: Meet the characters from the 2016 CSF season. What happens when Dromio meets Cressida? Or when Imogen bumps into William Shakespeare himself? And is that Helen of Troy in the corner, chatting with Antipholus of Ephesus? In this one-day workshop, participants will take on a character from plays in the summer season (The Comedy of Errors, Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline, and Equivocation...). The day will culminate with a showing of scenes, monologues, and improvised encounters!
Tuition: $60 (scholarships available)
SIGN UP HERE 

Found in the Folio (ages 8-18)
Teachers:
Bianca Gordon and Gina Braswell
Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: CU Art Museum 
Desciption: In 1623, the first collection of Shakespeare's plays was published ("The First Folio"). Half of the plays in this collection had never appeared in print before. In this 3-hour workshop, students will rehearse monologues and scenes that first appeared in this First Folio. Participants will receive their assigned speech/scene prior to the workshop, and will be asked to learn the passage(s) by heart. The workshop culminates in a free performance on a stage next to Shakespeare's ACTUAL First Folio, on tour from the Folger Shakespeare Library. This workshop is a unique opportunity to perform Shakespeare's plays alongside the rare First Folio. Parents are invited to tour the exhibit while students prepare the performance. Held at the CU Art Museum. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.
Tuition: $30 (scholarships available)

Bookmaking and the Bard (ages 12-18)
Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: N345, Norlin Library
Desciption: In this age of Kindles and e-readers, we forget how it feels to turn the pages of a real, sturdy book. It's time to fuel your imagination and make a book of your very own. Join the University Libraries' and CSF staff to discover the art of book-making in a special 3-hour workshop, in which you'll learn about book anatomy, a variety of bookmaking techniques, and paper engineering. The workshop culminates in each student creating a Shakespeare-inspired book.
Tuition: $30 (scholarships available)

Haunted Shakespeare (ages 8-18)
Teacher:
Heidi Schmidt
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 
Time: 10 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Desciption: Get ready for Halloween with the Bard! In this one-day workshop, we'll explore scenes and monologues from Shakespeare's canon that feature ghosts, goblins, and sprites. The workshop culminates in an invited showing at 2:30 pm for family and friends.  Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.
Tuition: $60 (scholarships available)

Teen Improvaganza (ages 12-18)
Teacher:
Kelsey Didion
Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Desciption: Back by popular demand, join the CSF School of Theatre for a whirlwind day of improvisation, in which you'll learn to think on your feet, embrace the given circumstances, and work with your scene partner. The workshop culminates in a 3:30pm showing for friends and families. Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.
Tuition: $60 (scholarships available)

Stage it like Shakespeare: Original Practices (ages 10-18)
Teachers: Hadley Kamminga-Peck and Lindsay Weitkamp
Date:
 Saturdays, December 3 & 10, 2016
Time: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Wesley Chapel
Desciption: Ever wonder how Shakespeare’s acting company rehearsed and performed his plays? Come find out! Join CSF teaching artists as they guide you through an Elizabethan rehearsal process of selected scenes from The Merchant of Venice. In the first session on December 3, participants will learn about “original practices” and receive cue scripts. In the second session on December 10, students will rehearse their parts and stage a culminating performance for parents. Don’t miss the chance to stage it like Shakespeare! Open to students of all experience levels and abilities.
Tuition: $75 (scholarships available)

 TO REGISTER:

Registration Forms/Waivers

If you are new to the CSF School of Theatre, please complete the registration and waiver forms here.
If you prefer to mail the forms, you may download the registration form and waiver here and mail the completed form to:

CSF Education & Outreach
Attn: 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 303-492-1527 to pay by credit card over the phone. All phone orders are subject to convenience fees. 

Refund Policy:

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 cancellations within 30 days of the first class. CSF Education must be notified in writing if a student wishes to withdraw from a class.