Summer/ July 6-29, 2015 

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 public performance on the WSF stage in Woodward Park on Wednesday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

Workshop Dates:

July 6-29

Weeks 1 - 3: Monday - Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (at FPU; lunch provided) 
Week 4: Monday - Wednesday, 5:30 - 8:30 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)


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


$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 authorization 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.

Trevor Thomas, Workshop Leader
Trevor has a BA in Theater from Fresno Pacific University where he has performed numerous roles, including his one-person show 'Lessons in Fatherhood.' He brings skills in acting, improv, and video production to the project. This is his second year participating with the YES! Project.

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