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Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio 2020

Watch the final performance of the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio here!

2020 Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio

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.

Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio is named for the Globe Board member whose generosity supports a three-week program for rising 9th – 12th grade students and recent high school graduates to develop foundational skills for reading, interpreting, and performing Shakespeare’s plays, and to cultivate their own artistic voice through storytelling and creating original material. Participants receive an intensive curriculum of acting, movement, music, and text, as well as training in voice and speech. Students explore original writing as a part of understanding text and verse forms, and participate in regular master classes with Globe artists and staff, many of whom are among the leaders in their fields. Students deepen their understanding of and appreciation for Shakespeare’s writing and use his work as a model for investigating and engaging with their own experiences.

2020 Digital Postcard

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, Globe Guilders, The James Irvine Foundation, Friends of Balboa Park, Sing Your Song, Inc., Jan Bart, Wateridge Insurance Services, Chris and Pat Weil, and Diana R. Grimm. 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.


Creative Team

Erika Phillips
James Pillar
Elvina Adams
Music Director
Melissa Alcazar
Production Coordinators
Kendra Stockton Topaz Cooks
Vietca Do
Voice Coach
Jake Millgard
Video Editors
Aiden Keltner Mike Brueggemeyer
Dance Intern
Grace Asaro
Music Intern
Kaileykielle Hoga
Stage ManagementIntern
Parker Stephen Nolan
Director Intern
Alejandra Villanueva