The YES! Project - Youth Engage Shakespeare

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The Yes! Project: Youth Engage Shakespeare


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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 26 at 7 p.m.

Workshop Schedules

July 3 - 26, 2017

Week 1: Monday, Wednesday - Friday*, 10:00am - 3:00pm at FPU (lunch provided)
    (*This week we meet Friday instead of Tuesday due to the July 4th holiday)
Weeks 2 - 3: Monday - Thursday, 10:00am - 3:00pm at FPU (lunch provided)
Week 4: Monday - Wednesday, 6:00pm - 9:00pm at Woodward Park (Dress Rehersals and Performance)

**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.

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