2017 YOUTH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL SANTA FE AnnouncedThe International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe is proud to announce the second annual Youth Shakespeare Festival Santa Fe:

December 9, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New Mexico School for the Arts
275 E 275 E. Alameda Street • Santa Fe This year's program for participating schools includes:

  • Individual mentoring with visiting artist Ariana Karp, a London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art graduate and professional Shakespearean actor and director from New York
  • Stage-fighting workshops with Ambrose Ferber, professional fight director and actor Ariana Karp
  • A Shakespeare workshop with Edward Daranyi from the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada
  • An open-mic Shakespeare night at Second Street Brewery's Rufina Taproom for students, local, and visiting Shakespeareans.
  • The day-long Festival at NMSA where students present their works, get to know each other, and Ambrose Ferber and Ariana Karp holds a public demonstration on stage fighting in Shakespeare.
  • A master class with Rodney Cottier, head of drama at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, during his visit to Santa Fe in January.

Since late August, participating students from Academy for Technology and the Classics, Capital High School, New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Prep, and Upstart Crows of Santa Fe have been rehearsing their scenes and monologues in preparation for the event.

The ISC cultivates an understanding and love of Shakespeare by partnering with international, national, and local organizations. Our collaboration with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA), the oldest acting conservatory in England, has brought world-class teaching artists to Santa Fe. We also collaborate with Ducdame Ensemble, an award-winning NYC acting company founded by graduates of LAMDA's program, "Masters in Classical Acting for the Professional Theater." The ISC has just kicked off its Year of Lear http://www.internationalshakespeare.center/a-year-of-lear/ with activities and events for all ages that begin in September 2017 and culminate in a performance of King Lear in September 2018.

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