CLASSES

Fall Classes

THE SHAKESPEARE FORUM CLASSES

 

Contact us with questions or to sign up at education@theshakespeareforum.org

 

**A Scholarship is available for each of our classes**

Verse and Text Class

Come explore the mechanics of Shakespeare's writing! Verse structure, figurative language, and rhetoric can reveal creative opportunities for actors and directors, allowing for a more personal connection and nuanced expression. You'll learn fun techniques and useful tools that can quickly open up any text, empowering you to make active, confident choices in table work or cold-readings. We'll progress from the basics of working with Shakespeare's verse to advanced performance techniques. Knowledge is power; come play!

 

This class will be taught by Kevin Stanfa and Ben Curns and will run 7:00pm to 10:00pm, Wednesdays, October 9th through November 13th.

 

Cost of class is $300 per person.* 

Graduate School Audition Prep

Want to really shine in your graduate school auditions?  Come learn how these auditions work, how they're different from other auditions, what the schools are actually looking for, and how to proceed with confidence in your authentic artistic voice.  We'll guide you through the whole process in a series of group classes, individual coaching sessions, and mock auditions.  Go on this journey with fellow applicants who share your concerns and hopes.  Past students have been accepted into the top ranked programs in the US and internationally.  Give yourself the opportunity you deserve to take the time to prep for what can often seem like a harrowing experience alone.  This class offers you the deadlines, the one-on-one time, and the insight into your work that can help serve you better than your mirror or cat.

 

This class will be taught by Kevin Stanfa and Brian Smolin.

Group sessions will be held on:

Class #1 - Saturday, November 9th - 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Class #2 - Saturday, December 7th - 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Mock Audition - Saturday, December 14th - 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Mock Audition - Saturday, January 4th - 4:30pm to 7:30pm

Private sessions will be booked individually based on your schedule.

 

Cost of class is $350 per person and includes all group sessions and two individual sessions.* 

Shakespeare and ...

This series of classes will include presentations, discussion and text work to take a look between the lines at the world Shakespeare lived in, the influences on his thinking, and the big human subjects that five the depth and power to his works.  Over 5 weeks, we will examine the religion, philosophy, science, warfare, politics, and mythology of Shakespeare's world and the geographical, historical, and fantasy setting he placed his works in.

 

This class will be taught by Rhys McClelland and will run 7:00pm to 10:00pm, Mondays, November 18th through December 16th.

 

Cost of class is $250 per person.* 

Other offerings ...
 
Act 1, Scene 1 (8 weeks long!) NEXT CLASS IN SPRING OF 2020

Whether you are a Shakespeare newbie or a polished pro, we'll meet you where you are and guide you through the next steps of your artistic process. Through personalized exercises, monologues, and scene work, you'll deepen your understanding of how to express your truths in Shakespeare's language. We'll explore vocal and physical aspects of your work, challenging your doubts and liberating you from your habits and old stories. You'll heighten your presence and grow your sense of play.

 

Cost of class is $400 per person.*

*The Shakespeare Forum is committed to ensuring that our classes are never cost prohibitive. We have a variety of payment plans and will work with you in every way we can. Please contact us at education@theshakespeareforum.org for further details.

Discounts

If you are signing up for more than one class, after your first class at full price, each additional class is $50 off.

 

If you have taken a class or intensive with us in the past, we offer a 10% discount.*

 

*Discounts are not combinable.

Payment Policies

Forum accepts payments by cash, check, or card and is willing to establish a payment plan based on what works for the student, as long as the full payment is received before the final session of the class.

We require a quarter of the full amount due as a non-refundable deposit to secure a spot in the class.

All scholarships and payment issues are handled on a case by case basis.