American Shakespeare Repertory's Shakespeare Summer Camp

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JUNE 23rd thru JULY 11th

The American Shakespeare Repertory’s Shakespeare Summer Camp is a three-week long, all-day theatrical extravaganza culminating in a full production of the classic Much Ado About Nothing that you’ll be able to share with your parents, friends, and family. Whether this will be your fi rst play or your tenth, there’s an amazing experience waiting for you this summer!


Every morning of the camp students will participate in a workshop that teaches a variety of theatrical arts including acting, dancing, props design, and a hands-on exploration of Shakespeare’s language. Theater is all-inclusive, flourishing in a creative environment that will develop confidence and public speaking, memorization, and improvisation.

Improvisation classes encourage spontaneity, creative thinking, and feature exercises focused on the ability to listen and participate wholly in social situations.

Textual Analysis features an organic exploration of literature and history while developing an appreciation for art and culture.

Memorization enhances mental focus and task dedication.

Social Cooperation is fostered with simultaneous opportunities for both leadership and group participation.

Language Skills are developed through advanced vocabulary, vocal exercises, and expressive mechanisms of voice-body coordination.


And after lunch, the show must go on! The Shakespeare Summer Camp includes a complete theatrical experience: Auditions. Rehearsal. Performance. Every student gets a role and every role must take the stage.

Much Ado About Nothing: Benedick hates Beatrice and Beatrice hates Benedick – or so they think! When their best friends Claudio and Hero get engaged, Benedick and Beatrice discover that they have a lot more in common than they thought. And they’ll need to work together if they’re going to stop the evil Don John from sabotaging the wedding!


Ages: Grades 7-12

Daily Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. (Students must be committed to the entire program and cannot miss more than 3 full days of classes in order to participate.)

Transportation/Food: Students are expected to find their own way to class and rehearsal daily and will be expected to bring their own lunch and snacks every day. American Shakespeare Repertory will provide dinner on the final day of the camp before their performance.

Final Performance: The performance of Much Ado About Nothing will take place at 6:00 PM on July 11th. Invite everyone you know!


There is no fee for applying to ASR’s Shakespeare Summer Camp.

Tuition: $450.00. This includes classes, registration, costumes, and makeup fees. Tuition must be received on or before the first day of class.

Multiple Student Discount: There is a 15% discount if you are registering multiple students in the camp.

Scholarships: ASR offers full or partial scholarships to students in need who meet the scholarship requirements.

No prior theatrical experience is required to participate in the Shakespeare Summer Camp. Students completely new to theater are encouraged to join us!

To apply, contact ASR’s Camp Coordinator Sarah Holmberg.
Phone: 612-978-8900


Photos by Mark Vancleave