A Noise Within to Host Shakespeare Summer Camp, 6/23-7/12
A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents Summer With Shakespeare-- a three-week Pasadena summer camp, June 23rd to July 12th, 2014, (Monday-Friday 10am -4pm) for youth aged 10-18.This conservatory-style program of acting, improvisation, stage diction, text analysis, kinetic exercises, and stage combat is led by classically trained, professional actors, choreographers, and designers. ANW also holds the week-long day camp All the World's A Stage, for younger children ages 6-9, July 21-25.
Summer with Shakespeare participants gain an appreciation for Shakespeare's verse and exposure to a variety of his comedies, tragedies, and history plays. This three-week, intensive camp challenges to be both scholars and performers of The Bard by enhancing their acting and public speaking skills, building their self-confidence on the stage, and gaining experience in theater craft.
Summer with Shakespeare includes 3 fun-filled weeks of acting, stage-combat, costuming, and more, where kids can:
- Demystify Shakespeare with classes led by professional acting coaches.
- Meet fellow young artists through ensemble scene work.
- Master the language of the Bard through monologues.
- Get crafty with the art of mask making and more.
- Take charge of the stage in stage-combat workshops.
- Perform on ANW's main stage, just like the professionals.
Attendees are placed in age appropriate groups and perform for an audience on our main stage at a culminating presentation of scenes and monologues from Shakespeare's plays on Saturday, July 12th at noon.
All the World's A Stage, a weeklong day camp for youths aged 6-9, serves curious children who are introduced to the stage and Shakespeare, while building social skills and having fun. The week's activities include acting classes, stage combat, costuming and scene-making workshops and crafting galore.
According Education and Community Outreach Director Alicia Green, "Our program is very nearly one-of-a-kind, as most summer theatre camps are designed for older children. All the World's A Stage is unique in the skill level and social interaction it brings to children in this age range-and they appreciate the chance to work with real professionals in the theatrical arts."
Summer with Shakespeare takes place Monday, June 23rd - Saturday, July 12th 2014*, Monday - Friday from 10am to 4pm (* except no camp on Friday, July 4th, Independence Day). All the World's A Stage takes place Monday July 21-Friday July 25. A Noise Within is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107.
Three-week camp costs $850 (not including Summer with Shakespeare t-shirt or tickets to the Final Performance.) Weeklong youth camp costs $360 includes snacks and supplies.