CSF in the Schools

  • Julius Caesar

    For middle and high schools; 2017-18 tour starts Sept. 26
  • Post-show "Upstander" workshops

    Hands-on theatre workshops help your students connect the play to situations they face every day.
  • Abridged Shakespeare

    Three professional actors visit your school to perform an abridged Shakespeare play for your students.
  • "Pray thee, fellow, peace."

    Dogberry (Crystal Eisele) silences Don John (Joan Dieter) in Much Ado About Nothing.
  • Shakespeare at your school

    Our professional actors can perform for your students in an auditorium, gym, cafeteria, or large classroom.

Shakespeare & Violence Prevention

Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s touring program uses live performance and the latest bullying and school violence research – students improve their Shakespeare literacy AND learn intervention strategies they can use effectively when they see mistreatment happening around them.

How does it work? Professional actors from CSF perform an abridged Shakespeare play onsite at your school (no field trips required), followed by classroom workshops that help students connect situations in the play to situations they face every day. Students can step into the shoes of characters from the play and roleplay creative solutions.

Over 83,000 Colorado students have experienced this innovative program – shouldn’t yours be next?

Questions? Call us at 303-735-1181 or email csfedout@colorado.edu
Ready to reserve a spot for your school? Use this form

Program Partners

The Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and the Department of Theatre & Dance (both on campus at CU Boulder); Safe2Tell, an anonymous tipline for reporting dangerous behavior. 

2017-2018 Tour: The Comedy of Errors and Julius Caesar

The Comedy of Errors (grades 3-5)
September 2017 – April 2018
30 minutes
Two sets of identical twins are caught up in a whirlwind of mayhem and mistaken identity as they try to untangle a doozy of a confusing day. This performance invites elementary audiences to discover the joy of Shakespeare's comedy, while considering the physical mistreatment and bullying in many of the play's relationships. 
Download Study Guide

Julius Caesar (grades 6-12)
September 2017 – April 2018
45 minutes
Caesar's power is growing, and it's making his peers nervous. A group of conspirators plot his demise, and his friend Brutus is placed at a crossroads. What happens when your friends are up to no good? How do you develop the courage to speak up when something isn't right? This classic play speaks volumes about how to intervene in a planned violent attack. 
Download Study Guide

 

Package Information

Package

Performances*

Workshops

 

Time at school

Cost**

 

  A

2 performances
(up to 540 students)

6 workshops
(up to 180 students)

5 hours

$1200

  B

1 performance
(up to 270 students)

9 workshops
(up to 270 students)

5 hours

$1200

  C

1 performance
(up to 270 students)

6 workshops
(up to 180 students)

3-4 hours

$950

  D

1 performance
(up to 270 students)

4 workshops
(up to 120 students)

2 hours

$750

  E

1 performance
(up to 270 students)

3 workshops
(up to 90 students)

2 hours

$650

* The number of students attending any given performance is dependent on the seating and acoustic capacity of the available performance space. 270 is an estimate/average.

**Subsidies available for qualified schools.

Package A
In about 5 hours at your school:
2 performances (up to 270 students each, depending on your performance space)
6 post-show classroom workshops (up to 30 students each)
*workshops can be conducted 3 at a time
Package price: $1200

Sample schedule:
9:00-9:50 am              Performance #1        
10:10-11:00 am          (3) Workshops
11:00-12:00 pm          Lunch Break
12:00-12:50 pm          Performance #2
1:10-2:00 pm              (3) Workshops 

This package is great for schools who want to reach the widest student population with the performance, while targeting the Upstander workshops to specific grades or groups. This package is also great for schools with a wide range of ages (K-12 or K-8 schools) – CSF could perform both The Comedy of Errors (for grades 3-5) AND Julius Caesar (for grades 6+) in the same day.

 

Package B
In about 5 hours at your school:
1 performance (up to 270 students, depending on your performance space)
9 post-show classroom workshops (up to 30 students each)
*workshops can be conducted 3 at a time
Package price: $1200 

Sample schedule:
9:00-9:50 am              Performance              
10:10-11:00 am          (3) Workshops
11:10-12:00 pm          (3) Workshops
12:00-1:00 pm            Lunch Break
1:00-1:50 pm              (3) Workshops 

This package is great for schools who want to make sure every student who sees the performance also experiences the classroom workshop – This is the deepest engagement for the widest number of students.

 

Package C
In about 3-4 hours at your school:
1 performance (up to 250 students, depending on your performance space)
6 post-show classroom workshops (up to 30 students each)
*workshops can be conducted 3 at a time
Package price: $950 

Sample schedule:
9:00-9:50 am              Performance              
10:10-11:00 am          (3) Workshops
11:10-12:00 pm          (3) Workshops 

 

Package D – w/extra workshop(s)
In about 2 hours at your school:
1 performance (up to 270 students, depending on your performance space)
4 post-show classroom workshops (up to 30 students each)
Package price: $750 

Sample morning schedule:                              Sample afternoon schedule:
9:00-9:50 am              Performance               1:00-1:50 pm  Performance
10:10-11:00 am          (4) Workshops             2:10-3:00 pm  (4) Workshops 

This package is great for schools who want to target Upstander workshops on a particular grade or group that’s slightly larger than Package A allows for.

 

Package E
In about 2 hours at your school:
1 performance (up to 250 students, depending on your performance space)
3 post-show classroom workshops (up to 30 students each)
Package price: $650 

Sample morning schedule:                              Sample afternoon schedule:
9:00-9:50 am              Performance               1:00-1:50 pm  Performance
10:10-11:00 am          (3) Workshops             2:10-3:00 pm  (3) Workshops 

This package is great for schools on a budget, or who want to target Upstander workshops on a particular grade or group (while inviting a larger population to the performance)

How do I book the tour?

Questions? Call us at 303-735-1181 or email csfedout@colorado.edu
Ready to reserve a spot for your school? Use this form

Program Sponsors

Shakespeare & Violence Prevention receives generous funding from CU Outreach, White Wave Foods, and the Boulder Arts Commission, an agency of the Boulder City Council.

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