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Thank you for your interest in our Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio. Applications for Studio 2020 have closed, but you can check out Creative Youth Studio—our new youth professional-development online program!
We understand many spring and summer plans are being disrupted by the COVID-19 situation. Keeping in mind the safety of accepted students and staff, we have decided to offer Studio as an online program.
Through a three-week-long process, high school students or recent graduates receive an intensive curriculum of acting, movement, music, and writing classes, as well as training in voice and speech, stage combat, and text, from July 13 to August 1 (dates subject to change, originally held at The Old Globe campus). Master classes are offered with Globe artists and staff, many of whom are among the leaders in their fields. These instructors seek to deepen students’ understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare’s writing, and to use his work as a model for engaging the students with their own experiences. Studio also incorporates non-Shakespearean material, such as modern music, original texts, and the participants’ own freewrites, in which the group brainstorms topics essential to the story, then breaks out to discover different ways to express them.
Accepted students have had the program’s tuition waived by donations. If you would like to support this tuition-free program with a donation, please click here. For more information on the program, please email Studio@TheOldGlobe.org.
Very special thanks to our lead sponsors Renée and Bob Wailes. Thanks to their generous donation, every dollar you give (up to $30,000) will be matched one-for-one!
The Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio is generously supported by Pam Farr and Buford Alexander with additional support by Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists and The James Irvine Foundation. Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
Photo: Students perform with the Summer Shakespeare Studio, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.