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All year long we provide programming for students 11-18 to engage with Shakespeare as critical thinkers and creative makers. Our two flagship programming are:

Shakespeare Squadron

Fall 2020 Adaptive Version
For students 11-18

Building on a successful hybrid model of online and in-person, socially distant sessions piloted in our Summer Camp, the Festival’s teaching team will engage young artists in a 10-week series of standalone projects. Each Monday students will receive a video lesson with an assignment for the week that they can complete on their own time. On Wednesdays at 5:30 there will be a group Zoom call where the students will share some of their work from the assignment and receive feedback. On Fridays, the students will meet in person in a space that allows ample social distancing, such as Shakespeare Glen in Forest Park, to share their work with the instructor and the rest of the group. This hybrid model is designed to ensure safety while helping students find ways of engaging with Shakespeare that best suit their interests and learning style. This will include one outing to a socially distant theatrical production.

Register for Squad


Camp Shakespeare

This summer camp will include both virtual and in-person classes led by experienced Festival Teaching Artists include training in voice, movement, acting technique, and textual analysis.

Emphasis will be placed on ensemble building and on the cultural significance of performing Shakespeare’s plays for a modern audience. The camp will lead to a final performance that will be based in social distancing and bringing the words of Shakespeare into the current moment. This session is limited to 20 campers and is suitable for ages 11-18. Please contact if adam@stlshakes.org if you have any questions or need technological assistance for your student.

Summer 2021 coming soon!