Advanced Shakespeare Workshop (12-18)

Enhances the skills and capacities of experienced teen performers.

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Teens hone their acting techniques and abilities in this conservatory-style program which includes intensive voice, movement, text, stage combat, and monologue work. 

Advanced Shakespeare Workshop 2018

This summer's 4-week program culminates in a fully produced version of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida. Participation in ASW is by audition only.

The Advanced Shakespeare Workshop will be held at Unitarian Universalist Church of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street, San Francisco. Enrollment in this program requires previous acting experience and a successful audition. 

4-week ASW: July 16 to August 10, 2018; Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

Actors rehearse an hour-long version of a Shakespeare play. The performances will take place on the final Thursday evening (8/9) at 7pm, and Friday afternoon (8/10) at 1pm, both at Unitarian Universalists of San Francisco, 1187 Franklin Street. They will be fully staged, with costumes, props, and scenery provided by the Festival. This month-long intensive will be available to any young actor accepted to the ASW. Please note that this year, there is no two-week program. Actors must be available for the full 4 weeks to participate. 


Actors are asked to prepare a 60-90 second, memorized Shakespeare speech for the audition.  There will be a short Q & A interview as well. Auditions will be held on Saturday April 28th from 10am-2pm. Contact Education Director, Tom Wells to schedule an audition appointment.

The 4-week ASW session costs $1270. All materials and supplies provided. Scholarship assistance available for families in need.