Winter Classes for Teens Begin Dec 26 at New Village Arts

Winter Classes for Teens Begin Dec 26 at New Village Arts

Winter Classes for teens begin December 26 at New Village Arts, for ages 11-18. Register now at or by calling 760-433-3245.

Winter Shakespeare Intensive for Teens (ages 12-18)

Twelfth Night or What You Will - (1 Week Intensive)

Wednesday, December 26th - Sunday, December 30th

11:00am - 4:00pm

Performance Date: December 30th

Performance Time: 4:30pm

Cost: $350; 1 scholarship available

Students plunge into the rehearsal and production process to present a condensed performance of Twelfth Night or What You Will on the New Village Arts mainstage. Students are mentored by NVA Ensemble Member Justin Lang, a professional actor and teacher and who created and runs NVA's award-winning THE SHAKESPEARE NETWORK education and outreach program. Justin aims to educate, enrich and equip students with the skills and tools used for the highest level of performing. Students start at the beginning with warm ups and physical exercises, then move into textual analysis and table work for comprehension of Elizabethan literature and devices, and finish with a final performance, which is open to the public.

*This is great for students at all levels looking to get a well rounded, professional level theatre experience!


Justin Lang is an Ensemble Member at NVA, where he created the award-winning Education and Outreach program, THE SHAKESPEARE NETWORK. Justin has been performing Shakespeare for over ten years, first with San Diego's Poor Players Theatre Company, and then with Intrepid Shakespeare, Moxie Theatre, Diversionary Theatre and New Village Arts. He has been teaching for the past four years and founded NVA's Junior Ensemble, a theatre company for local teenagers. He is currently onstage at Moxie Theatre in HICKORY-DICKORY and will next appear with NVA in ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST.

For more information about the scholarship opportunity (good for the Winter Shakespeare Intensive ONLY), please send an email by December 10, 2012 to The winning scholarship student will be notified by December 20, 2012.

Improv Camp! (ages 11-14)
December 31 - January 4
Monday - Friday, 1-3 p.m.
11-14 year olds
Fee: $125

Do you enjoy finding the humor in life? Do you find talking in a cockney accent hilarious? Do you ever glance down at a banana and wonder what people would think of you in a coffee shop if you starting using it as a cellular device? Well if you do...then this is the class for you!

This 5 day improvisational camp will give you the opportunity to explore and perform scenarios that are spontaneous, creative, and on-the-spot-silly. We will discover what it takes to create solid scenes, learn the do's and don'ts of improv, and produce quality work that will make our brains think fast and our sides hurt from laughter.

This Improv Camp, taught by Samantha Ginn, will leave you feeling more confident in improvisation, performance, and speaking in pig latin.


Sam is considered one of the finest comedic actors in San Diego. A graduate of La Costa Canyon High School and UCSD, Sam has been teaching and acting in San Diego for the past six years. She last appeared on the NVA stage in last summer's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, and is currently appearing in HICKORY-DICKORY at Moxie Theatre.

"Samantha Ginn is giving one of the comic performances of the year...Ginn, has been a rising talent with Moxie, Playwrights Project and Scripps Ranch Theatre (as well as a company member of Circle Circle Dot Dot)."- San Diego Union-Tribune.

For more information about either class and to register, visit

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