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CSF Summer Education Programs 2021

CSF Summer Education Programs 2021

May 1-Aug 14, 2021

CSF Summer Education Programs 2021



  • Presented by: Colorado Shakespeare Festival
  • Intermission: None

We're back! 2021 is a wildly different year, so our programs this summer are a little different, too. Registration is open now, and space is limited. As always, scholarships are available.

Check out the virtual and in-person options below...

VIRTUAL: Watch "Much Ado About Nothing" or "The Comedy of Errors" from home!

Dates: available May 1
Ages: 12+ ("Much Ado") | all ages ("Comedy") 
Cost: $25 per household | $50 for both titles
Location: wherever you want!

CSF staged and filmed these two small-cast productions in the Mary Rippon Theatre in August, and have been sharing them with K-12 schools throughout the school year. For the first time ever, we’re making this innovative program available to you! Your ticket includes:

  • A link and password to either "Much Ado About Nothing" (45 minutes; recommended for ages 12+) or "The Comedy of Errors" (30 minutes; recommended for all ages).

  • Bonus content! Both titles were developed to highlight violence prevention opportunities. Your package includes a 15-minute virtual workshop video, featuring actors from the performance, and an extensive study guide.

VIRTUAL OR IN-PERSON: Shakespeare Storytime

Dates: June 8-30 | Tuesdays, 10-11am (in person) | Wednesdays, 10-11am (virtual)
Ages: 6-11
Cost: $60 package (either in-person or virtual package)
Locations: CU campus (for in-person sessions) | Zoom (virtual sessions)

A fun and easy way to introduce your child to Shakespeare’s captivating stories! CSF staff (Amanda Giguere and Tamarra Nelson) will bring the magic, the mystery, and the adventures of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "The Odyssey," "Pericles," and "The Comedy of Errors" to life! Storytime sessions will encourage movement, play, and active exploration, whether virtual or in person.

In person sessions (Tuesdays) will be held outdoors, on campus at CU Boulder, with masks and physical distancing required for all participants. Bring a blanket, water, some sunscreen, and be prepared for all kinds of weather! Virtual sessions (Wednesdays) will be held on Zoom. Max. 10 participants.

VIRTUAL: Shakespeare Lab

Dates: June 11 - July 23 | Fridays, 10am-noon
Ages: 12-18
TeachersSean ScrutchinsScott CoopwoodAnne PennerJessica RobbleeMaya Camille Boyd, Mya Gosling (the genius behind the Good Tickle Brain comics), and The Sonnet Man - Devon Glover!
Cost: $210 package
Location: Zoom

Each 2-hour training session will feature a member of the CSF Company or a rockstar from the larger theatre world. Guest artists will share their favorite tips and acting exercises to help you strengthen your own performance skills.

IN-PERSON: Original Practices Weeklong Workshops 

"Pericles" Dates:
     Rehearsals (in-person) - Monday-Friday, August 2-6, 9:00am - 12:00noon daily
     Performance (in-person) - Saturday, August 7, 10:00am
"Coriolanus" Dates:
     Rehearsals (in-person) - Monday-Friday, August 9-13, 9:00am - 12:00noon
     Performance (in-person) - Saturday, August 14, 10:00am
Ages: 12-18
TeachersAmanda Giguere and Tamarra Nelson
Cost: $250 / week
Location: Mary Rippon Outdoor Theatre

In Shakespeare's time, theatre worked a little differently than it does today - actors were only given their own lines (not the whole play), they learned their lines in advance, and rehearsals were highly compressed. If you've attended CSF's annual "Original Practices" performance, you know how much fun the result can be. This year, we're bringing OP to the Rippon for CSF teens! 

These weeklong workshops will adhere to all campus and county COVID safety guidelines. Please note that all rehearsals will be held outdoors, so bring plenty of water and sunscreen!

In addition to the rehearsal and performance dates listed above, students are asked to attend a virtual all company meeting on Monday, July 12, 10:00-11:00am for a brief orientation session. Students are also invited to join us weekly in July to get to know other teens in the program, start to memorize their lines, etc. These optional (but encouraged) sessions will be held Thursdays, July 15-29, 10:00-11:00am, on Zoom.

*Waitlist available.

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Cancellation Policy

Sometimes plans change--if yours do after you sign up, please keep in mind the following:

  • All cancellations must be in writing (email qualifies).

  • All tuition includes a non-refundable $50 registration fee.

  • If you cancel 60+ days before a program starts, you will receive a full refund (less registration fees).

  • If you cancel 30+ days before a program starts, you will receive an 80% refund (less registration fees).

  • Fewer than 30 days before a program starts, there are no refunds.

  • No refunds are available for the Watch a Play Online programs.

  • CSF reserves the right to transition an in-person program to a virtual format, if necessary. As long as we are still able to offer the program virtually, no refunds will be provided

Our Team

Amanda Giguere

Teaching Artist

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Tamarra Nelson

Teaching Artist

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Scott Coopwood*

Teaching Artist

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Anne Penner

Teaching Artist

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Maya Camille Boyd

Teaching Artist

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Sean Scrutchins*

Teaching Artist

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Jessica Robblee*

Teaching Artist

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Mya Lixian Gosling

Teaching Artist

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