500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, California 95053

Two summer Shakespeare camps for youth will take place in Santa Clara at the Santa Clara University campus.

The first session, for ages 7-13, will be held weekdays from June 18-29, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The second session, a teen camp for ages 12-18, will be held weekdays from August 6-August 17, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Each two-week session includes a series of performance-oriented workshops where children will learn about acting and improvisation, voice projection, Shakespearean language and set and costume design. Instructors are well-trained adults, many with college degrees in the theater arts and acting experience.

"Three of our Santa Clara teaching artists are well-acquainted with the University and the programs it hosts," says San Francisco Shakespeare Festival Executive Director Toby Leavitt. "Will Brown, who will teach at the Teen Camp, is a Santa Clara University graduate and Jennie Debevec will be returning to the campus as a Teen Camp instructor for her fourth summer.

"Osma Dossani attended six consecutive Shakespeare Camp sessions from 2000-2005. She worked as an intern at last summer's Teen Camp and will return this June as a teaching artist for the 7-13-year-old camp."

At 2:00 p.m. on the final day of each camp, campers will stage their own mini-performance of a Shakespearean play for family and friends. A cast party will follow the performance.

Cost for each Shakespeare Camp session is $395. Aftercare for 7-13-year-olds is $125.

Registrations are now being accepted by phone at 415-558-0888 with a credit card or by mail. The registration form may be downloaded at www.sfshakes.org/pdf/BASC/camp_registration.pdf and submitted it with payment. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis.

About San Francisco Shakespeare Festival:
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival began in 1983, with Free Shakespeare in the Park's debut production of The Tempest in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. Today we are a regional theater company and major arts education provider that includes our sister organizations, the Oakland-East Bay Shakespeare Festival and the Silicon Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Official Website: http://sfshakes.org

Added by FullCalendar on June 5, 2007

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