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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:

Camp Shakespeare

Hybrid workshop for 2020 – updated 5.28.20

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.

Register for Camp


Shakespeare Squadron

The Squadron meets weekly to train in various methods of acting, writing and devising (or ensemble creation). While inspired by the work of William Shakespeare, the squadron’s curriculum focuses on becoming a varied and multidisciplinary artist with strong skills in performance and acting, writing, text analysis, creative collaboration, and design. In all areas, students will synthesize the art they create with the world we live in. Lessons include toolbox acting training, moment work, voice and movement, viewpoints, stage combat, directing, and playwriting. Students will work in small groups to create 10-15 minute devised pieces based on the themes of the Festival’s upcoming mainstage production. Our culminating March showcase will feature these devised pieces, as well as scene work taken from Shakespeare’s plays. This group also auditions for our famous GreenShow that regularly precedes the main stage performance performances in the summer.

For students 11-18.

Register for Squad