Looking for a fun way to introduce kids to Shakespeare and also have them learn some new skills this summer? A Noise Within is offering a five-week Summer with Shakespeare camp in Pasadena, June 13 – July 15, and there are still a few spaces left. This annual conservatory-style program includes sessions on acting, improvisation, stage diction, text analysis, movement, and stage combat all taught by classically-trained professional actors, choreographers, and designers.
Kids of all ages will gain an appreciation for the Bard’s verse and exposure to a variety of classic plays. The camp challenges them to be both scholars and performers of Shakespeare while it enhances their acting and public speaking skills, builds self-confidence on the stage, and offers invaluable experience in theater craft. Camp even includes classes on magic and improv.
Summer with Shakespeare runs Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm for youth aged 6-18. Availability is limited for the 10-18 year old segments of the program but to register for remaining spots (mostly for the 6-9 year olds track), contact Alicia Green, Director of Education, at 626-356-3104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the end of camp, each of the three age-based divisions perform for an audience on A Noise Within’s main stage. The young actors from The Play’s The Thing (14-18 years old) perform The Comedy of Errors on Thursday, July 16, with a cast party on July 17. All the World’s a Stage (6-9 years old) study The Bard’s comedies, tragedies, histories and romances then mount a Shakespeare play over the last two weeks, making sets, costumes, and choreographing dances for their performance.
A Noise Within is located on the corner of Foothill Blvd and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107.