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July 22 – 26, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Villa Montalvo’s Carriage House Theatre

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2018 Camp – “Henry V”

Silicon Valley Shakespeare is expanding our popular summer camp! Beginning in 2019, SVS is teaming up with Montalvo Arts Center for an accelerated 1-week camp for youth ages 8-14.

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 one of Shakespeare’s plays. 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.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Camp Instructors

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Sarah Thermond

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.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”3859″ add_caption=”yes”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]

Erin Southard

Erin received her B.A. in English (Writing) from Biola University and is a graduate of Foothill Theatre Conservatory. She is also completing her M.A. in Education from Alliant University and currently teaches Language Arts at Bret Harte Middle School. Erin has taught summer and theatre camps/workshops since 2009 over a broad range of subjects (San Jose Parks and Rec., Galileo Summer Camps, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, and Silicon Valley Shakespeare) and has worked at the Disneyland Resort and Happy Hollow Park & Zoo. She is a founding member of the Mini Lights Emerging Artists Program at City Lights Theater Company, and is a passionate advocate for arts education for all ages.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]