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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.

Students aged 11-18 who are interested in advanced, college-level training are eligible for admission to the Shakespeare Squadron. Students commit to weekly sessions (Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30) that meet throughout the school year (October-March).

Locations for 2020-2021 School Year are pending.

Cost: $625

*Discount available for returning students.
*For financial aid questions, please contact Adam Flores at aflores@stlshakes.org