When school is out, Shakespeare is in!
Camp Shakespeare is designed to combine the arts with the best parts of the summer camp experience! This includes (but is not limited to) field trips, traditional camp songs and slogans, scavenger hunts and the opportunity to make lifelong friends!
Our programs are comprised of high quality theatre instruction combined with competitions, games, and activities designed to excite our campers. This summer will include field trips and will culminate in an invited performance, or ‘Share Day,’ for family and friends showcasing what our campers have been working on during their session.
Our Philosophy: To engage our campers in the arts, nurturing creativity, and building self-confidence in all aspects of their lives. Our hope is to instill a love of the arts in our campers, influencing future endeavors into any avenue of the arts.
Camp Shakespeare 2013:
The following are just some of the camps we offer.
The Groundlings Ages 4-6
The Groundlings is a loving introduction to the creative world of theater and offers our very young actors an opportunity to explore creative play, visual arts, movement and storytelling. Each session culminates in a family share where professional artist educators spin the story of a Shakespearean drama while guiding the campers through acting out the play.
Session 1: June 24-28
Session 2: July 8-12
We offer both FULL and HALF day sessions for this age group. Half day sessions run from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM OR 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Half day – $150.00
Full day – $295.00
The Noblings Ages 7-11
The Noblings is a two-week camp experience based in theatre with fun in mind. Your campers will forge new friendships and explore all aspects of acting Shakespeare through basic concepts of theatre and acting. They will create theatre crafts, play theatre games and will produce their own Shakespearean performance as a culminating event for friends and family.
Session 1: June 17-28
Session 2: July 1-12
Session 3: July 15-26
Camp Shakespeare in Frankfort
Takes place at the Liberty Hall Historic Site.
Through theatre games and improvisation, instructor Keith McGill will lead campers through an exploration of some of Shakespeare’s greatest plays. This 2-week camp experience will allow young performers to continue to build their acting skills through exercises in character building and teamwork. The program will culminate in a performance for family and friends which will allow our campers to shine utilizing their newly acquired skills.
June 3rd – 14th
The Revelers Ages 12-15
The Revelers experience allows our campers to know what it means to be an actor. Not only will they engage in movement, text, and voice workshops, but they will also dabble in improvisation and stagecraft as well. Through daily games and competitions, the Revelers will act as leaders to our younger campers. Daily rehearsals encourage ensemble building and teamwork while allowing individual actors to grow and explore at their own pace.
Session 1: June 17-July 5
Session 2: July 8-26
The Players: High School Conservatory- Ages 16-18
This 5-week, preprofessional program is the full theatre experience for any high school or recently graduated student with a bent for Shakespeare and the performing arts. Beyond performance, workshops in all areas of production, from acting to directing, set construction, costuming, and stage management will be offered. This experience will allow them to take complete ownership of a full production from Shakespeare’s cannon. Learn More
Session Dates: June 10th – July 17th
Performance Dates: July 18th-21st
*Housing and Meal Plans are available for ‘The Players’ students who reside outside the Louisville area! Please contact us if this is the case so arrangements can be made.
Downloadable Registration Form: 2013 Camp Registration
Please mail completed registration form and payment to:
323 W Broadway Suite 401
Louisville KY 40202
For more information please contact:
Beth Dunn, Education Program Manager