Shakespeare In Action in partnership with Canadian Stage is pleased to announce participants will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform at Shakespeare in High Park’s Community Stage thanks to the generous support of Shakespeare In High Park and Canadian Stage!
Does your child have a dramatic imagination? Love to perform? Love designing and building? Want to give them an unforgettable experience to meet new friends while exploring with professional staff and a group of talented young theatre-lovers!
Dates: July 17th – July 28th The King’s Company (ages 11-14)
Cost: $575 per child
Location: TBA (Will be located in the High Park Area close to TTC)
This year Shakespeare for Kids features the junior and senior camps! Children from across Toronto will come together for two weeks, to design, build, and perform in an adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s plays. The junior camp will perform “The Tempest” one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragic comedies. The senior campers will tackle “Romeo and Juliet”, one of the most famous plays ever written!
The participants will get to learn what it takes to design costumes, sets, and props for their show with a professional designer while using creative skills and ingenuity. They will also be coached by the SIA team of professional artists to create a final performance for friends and family to be presented at Shakespeare In High Park on their community stage!
9:00 – 9:15 – Welcome and warm-up
9:15 – 10:15 – Voice and movement work
10:15 – 10:30 – Break & snack
10:30 – 11:30 – Choral, text, and scene work
11:30 – 12:15 – Lunch
12:15 – 1:45 – Play development and rehearsal
1:45 – 2:00 – Break & snack
2:00 – 4:00 – Set, costume, and prop design
4:00 – Campers head home
If you would like to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing by Friday June 2, 2017. We will hold a $50 cancellation fee and refund the balance of your registration cost. After Friday June 2, 2017, there will be no refunds for cancellations.
Click here for information on the Shakespeare Junior Summer Program.
“I had learned some basic stuff in drama class and really loved it. The Shakespeare camp helped me to learn more. Now I know I want to be an actor.” Sarah, age 13
“The counselors were really nice and great to have as teachers.” Helena, age 14
“I used to be shy, but now I feel like I’ve done something difficult and I feel more able to try new things” . Mark, age 13
“I studied Shakespeare at school and it was soooo boring, but acting out the scenes helped it make sense. Now I can’t wait to do a new Shakespeare play in English.” Beth, age 15
“The camp was different every day. I learned to act and to be in my body more. I also learned to paint and sew.” Karen, age 13
“I love Shakespeare. I have studied many of the plays and have been to Stratford. I have never been in a Shakespeare play, though, and so this was a dream come true. I can’t wait to come back again next year and work on a new play. “ Sam, age 14
“Thanks for the camp. It was one of the best I’ve been to. I’ll never forget it, and I met so many amazing people.” Christina, age 14