The Studio Classes

Winter 2017 – The Studio Classes  

School Is Out Shakespeare (S.O.S.)

When the school calendar came out, you saw the “No Classes” dates and thought you’d line up something for the kids to do, right? Something more than staying at home and playing video games? Something more than accompanying you to work, yes?

Let them spend a day – or Spring Break – performing a little Shakespeare!

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company invites elementary, middle and high school students to our downtown theater for a day of monologue and scene study, and games, too! Our teaching artists lead acting exercises that keep students on their feet, laughing, and stretching their imaginations. Pack a lunch.

Single Days
February 20,  March 3,  April 17,  May 19
Time: 9:30am-4:00pm
Fee: $40 per day

Spring Break Session
April 10-14, 2017
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Fee: $40 (per day) or $180 (full week)

How to Audition (February 12- April 2)

What can you do to increase your chances of getting the part? How can you select the right material, present it dynamically, and tackle the cold readings or improvisation scenarios that present your best self? For the beginner or intermediate student, you’ll learn about selecting appropriate material, making appropriate choices, and tackling cold reading, for both theatrical and commercial/industrial opportunities.

Students (Grades 6-12) – 3:00-4:30pm
Adults – 5:30-7:30pm
Fee: $275

Vet Arts Connect comes to CSC (March 6 – May 8)
Chesapeake Shakespeare begins a theatrical project where U.S. veterans approach works from the classical canon under the supervision of CSC Teaching Artists. This 10-week selective program is designed as an introduction to playing timeless characters within an ensemble of fellow veterans (all ages) with the goal as a public performance on the Hughes Family Stage. To get details or register, please contact Ron Heneghan by calling 410-244-8571, Ext. 113.

Dates & Times: To Be Announced
Fee: $400 (Scholarships offered for Veterans)

Saturday High School Corps (March 11-May 13)
For ages 16+, rehearsing and performing an abridged Shakespeare play. Emphasis on language/voice alignment, character development, emotional commitment, and ensemble.

Dates & Time: Saturdays, 9:00am-1:00pm
Fee: $225

Stage Combat for Beginners (March 12th – May 14th)

Students will learn to perform fundamental techniques in the eight basic “fight” disciplines recognized by the SAFD. The emphasis is on the development of technique and the process of the work – accuracy, safety, and the fundamental techniques. Styles of stage combat to be covered will include Unarmed/Hand to Hand, Rapier and Dagger, Knife, Single Sword/Swashbuckling, Broadsword, Sword and Shield, Smallsword, and Quarterstaff.

Dates & Times: Sundays, 9:30am-1:30pm
Fee: To be announced