Silicon Valley Shakespeare’s popular summer camp returns to Montalvo Arts Center for an accelerated two-week camp for youth ages 8-14.
An iconic romance of star-crossed lovers ignites when Romeo and Juliet meet at a masked ball. But with hatred and disapproval dividing their families, can their love find its way? In a play filled with passion–from its breathtaking poetry to thrilling swordplay–Shakespeare holds the mirror up to life as we see the tragic consequences of choices fueled by hate. Silicon Valley Shakespeare presents a traditional take on an abridged version of this timeless tragedy that still rings true today.
Started in 2010, our Shakespeare Camp shines a spotlight on budding young talent, both on stage and behind the scenes. Students dive headfirst into acting, improvisation, technical support, and stage management.
Our instructors provide structured experiences that focus on building creativity, teamwork, self-reliance, mutual respect, self-esteem, and fun! Shakespeare Camp includes instruction in acting, unarmed stage combat, and in-depth study in scene work in one of Shakespeare’s plays. Students who prefer a supporting role receive training in various areas behind the scenes, including the design and creation of costumes, props, set pieces, and more.
Camp culminates with a performance of an abridged version of Romeo and Juliet. Campers of all experience levels are welcome. We hope your child can make a scene with Silicon Valley Shakespeare this summer!
Students must be between 8 and 14 years of age.
About Montalvo Arts Center
Montalvo Arts Center’s mission is to engage the public in the creative process, acting as a catalyst for exploring the arts, unleashing creativity, and advancing different cultural and cross-cultural perspectives. We achieve our mission by creating and presenting arts of all types, nurturing artists, and using our historic property in innovative ways.
Sarah Thermond – Head 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. Currently, Sarah is wrapping up her seventh year as the drama teacher and theatre arts program director at Saratoga High School. 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.