Applications Now Available For The Old Globe's 2019 Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio

As part of The Old Globe's ongoing commitment to serve the public good by hosting programs that serve all of San Diego County, applications are now available online for the 2019 Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio for high school students. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, March 31. The four-week program is a unique opportunity for rising 9th - 12th graders and recent graduates not only to develop foundational skills for reading, interpreting, and performing Shakespeare's plays, but also to cultivate their own artistic voice through storytelling and creating original material.

The Old Globe believes that theatre matters. In our effort to make theatre matter to more people, the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio admits students without regard to their ability to pay, and significant financial aid is available for all students with demonstrated need. Tuition for the four weeks is $725; interviews and group sessions will be scheduled upon receipt of applications for Friday, April 12; Saturday, April 13; Friday, April 19; and Saturday, April 20.

Students will actively participate in an intensive curriculum of acting, movement, music, and writing classes, as well as receive training in voice and speech, stage combat, and text. There will also be regular master classes with Globe artists and staff, many of whom are among the leaders in their fields. Students will deepen their understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare's writing, and use his work as a model for engaging with their own selves and enriching their knowledge of the Bard.

For more information on the program, photos from past performances, and application instructions, please visit www.theoldglobe.org/2019studio or email Studio@TheOldGlobe.org.

The Studio will run Monday through Friday, July 8 to August 5 and will culminate in the Studio Showcase performance on Monday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. This final presentation will combine Shakespearean scenes, soliloquies, and sonnets with original material generated by the students.

The Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio is generously supported by Pam Farr and Buford Alexander with additional support from lead sponsors Terry Atkinson and Theatre Forward's Educating Through Theatre Grant. Additional support is provided by Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists, The James Irvine Foundation, Qualcomm, and ResMed Foundation. This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego's Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may also be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/Directions.

PLEASE NOTE: To look up online or GPS directions to The Old Globe, please do not use the Delivery Address above. There is only a 10-minute zone at that physical address. For GPS users, please click here, and here for written directions to The Old Globe and nearby parking in Balboa Park.

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