June 28th – July 9th*
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Sarah Thermond
Online on Zoom
*If your camper needs to miss Monday, July 5th due to family plans for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, no problem! We’ll still hold camp activities that day for those who are available, and will confirm planned absences ahead of time.
Shakespeare Summer Camp returns for 2021!
Join us as we spend two exciting weeks exploring the entire playmaking experience—from acting to costuming to hair/makeup, set design to props, lighting to music—all within the framework of Twelfth Night.
PLUS, new for this year, campers will also explore facets of video performance, including:
-Learning how to record and submit audition tapes and online performances
-Slating, framing, and lighting yourself
-Ensuring good sound quality
-Using your body for video vs. in-person performance
Open to students aged 8 – 18 and located anywhere in the world, our online camp allows students to dive deeper into different theatre disciplines with an engaging mix of live online instruction and independent projects. On the final day of camp, students will present a final project in their chosen area of focus with a showcase video shared during a live online viewing party with family and friends.
Not familiar with Shakespeare? Not to worry! Students of all experience levels are welcome! And, as always, generous scholarships are available (see below for details).
Questions? Email Education Director Melissa Jones.
Partial scholarships are available to students with an annual household income of 80% or less of the Median Household Income for Santa Clara County and who demonstrate a desire to participate by submitting a short essay on why they want to attend the camp. For more information, email Education Director Melissa Jones.
In keeping with our mission to provide financially and geographically accessible performing arts experiences to our community, we strive to maintain an affordable camp option and generous scholarships. As such, part of our program is subsidized by our overall fundraising efforts—from our individual donors, corporate sponsors, intermission raffle, performance ticket sales, and more, a portion of all our earned and contributed income goes toward providing affordable arts access to the next generation of theatremakers.
* Donors Circle discount available for Baron level and higher.
Sarah Thermond – Instructor
Sarah has been working in theatre education in the South Bay for over a decade. She taught summer conservatories for nine years through the California Theatre Center, and also directed after-school shows at elementary and middle schools in Saratoga, Campbell, and San Jose. Sarah holds Bachelor’s degrees in Theatre and Literature from the University of Southern California, and a Master’s in Teaching from the University of San Francisco.