The YES! Project - Youth Engage Shakespeare

June 16 - July 9, 2014

Through a partnership with Woodward Shakespeare Festival (WSF), FPU will co-host local teens in a three and a half week workshop around WSF’s summer season of Shakespearean plays. We will play games together, practice Shakespearean style, learn scenes and explore our creative voices by devising original scenes in response to the play material.

The workshop culminates with a performance at the WSF stage in Woodward Park on Wednesday, July 9 at 7:00 p.m.

Workshop Dates:

June 16 - July 9, 2014*

Weeks 1 - 3: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (at FPU; lunch provided) 
Week 4: Technical rehearsal, Monday - Tuesday, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. (at Woodward Park)  
              Performance, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. (at Woodward Park)

*Applicants MUST be able to commit to all sessions and the final rehearsal/performance times.

Workshop Locations:

Fresno Pacific University campus (Marpeck 101) 
Woodward Shakespeare Festival Stage, Woodward Park (Fort Washington entrance)

Who:

The  workshop is for teens in high school, going into high school, or who have just graduated. No prior theater or Shakespeare experience necessary.

Cost:

$50 (Scholarships are available.)

Registration Information and Materials:

To register, please download the YES! Project Information and registration form.  Mail in the registration form, parent/guardian aurthorization form and a $50 check (unless you are requesting a scholarship) to:

YES! Project – Youth Engage Shakespeare
Theater Department
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Ave.
Fresno, CA 93702 

YES! Project Leaders:

Julia Reimer, Project Director and Facilitator-
Julia has a Ph.D. in performance studies and an M.A. in applied theatre. She directs and teaches in FPU's theater program.

Brooke Aiello, Facilitator-
Brooke ha an M.F.A. in acting. She has played many of Shakespeare's leading ladies (Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, Portia, Titania) as well as one of his men (Hamplet). She also performs as Queen Elizabeth in Renaissance faires and events.

If you have questions, pleas contact Julia Reimer at jreimer@fresno.edu.