A Noise Within Presents Summer With Shakespeare for Ages 10 – 18

A Noise Within will present its three-week Summer With Shakespeare program for youth ages 10 to 18, June 25 – July 14. The goal of the program is to demystify Shakespeare’s verse and groom young artists to be Shakespearean performers. On a deeper level, this camp illuminates a connection to the patterns of the human condition inherent in Shakespeare’s works. Summer With Shakespeare, a conservatory-style program of acting, improvisation, stage diction, text analysis, kinetic exercises and stage combat, is led by classically-trained, professional actors, choreographers and designers. Participants will gain appreciation for Shakespeare’s verse and build self-confidence on the stage. At the program’s conclusion, they will perform scenes and monologues from Shakespeare’s plays for an audience on A Noise Within’s main stage.

Two registration options include Full Day, from 10 am to 4 pm, and Summer School Special, from 1 pm to 4 pm. The cost for either session is $825. Single weeks are also available in the mornings, and before- and after-care are offered. Registration deadline is June 18, 2012. Space is limited. A Noise Within is located at 3352 E. Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. To register for Summer With Shakespeare or for questions, call 626-356-3104 or visit www.anoisewithin.org.

Romeo and Juliet: Monsters in Love

Bring the whole family and head down to Media Park in Culver City for The Actor’s Gang’s annual FREE Summer Theater-in-the-Park Family Show. This year the Gang presents Romeo and Juliet: Monsters in Love, a family friendly adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Performances take place at 11:00 am on Saturdays and Sundays through August 28th.

“Do you bite your thumb at me, sir?” and other famous lines take on new meaning as a troupe of Transylvanian monsters throw open their traveling coffin/trunks to reveal the fun, beauty and humanity of Shakespeare’s most beloved love story. Among the creatures making up the cast are vampires, Frankenstein monsters, a wolf man and some big ol’ bugs.

It’s all in good fun – with big, bright, colorful performances, music, dance, feathers and pillow fights delivering the timeless message of Romeo and Juliet to children while providing families with a great summer morning of fun together. The 45-minute show is suitable for all ages and lawn chairs and blankets are encouraged. Click Here for more information.

Openings

Production openings for August 10 and 11, 2011

Los Angeles
Wednesday, August 10
The Tempest
Santa Monica Rep at the Annenberg Beach House
Free – reservations required
…thru August 14, 2011

Thursday, August 11
The Tempest
Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Will Power To Youth Program
…thru August 13, 2011

Madman William
Kaleidoscope Theatre Ensemble at The Lounge Theatre
…thru Sept 18, 2011

Will Power To Youth gets ready for The Tempest

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles’ developmental youth program Will Power To Youth is about to present its original adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest for three performances August 11 – 13, 2011.
  
WPY is an exciting and unique summer employment opportunity for youth aged 15-19. The program participants, many of whom attend overcrowded urban schools and come from families living at or below the poverty line, are employed 30 hours a week for seven weeks, and work closely with professional artists and human relations facilitators. Together, they create a unique adaptation of a Shakespeare play that is relevant to, and inspired by, their personal experiences. Inspiring, to be sure.  

Performances will take place on August 11 at 10:00 am and August 12 – 13 at 7:30 pm. Click Here for tickets and more information.

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