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Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio 2022

Applications are now available online for 2022 Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio and will be accepted until spots are filled. The three-week program is a unique opportunity for rising 9th – 12th graders and recent graduates committed to developing foundational skills for reading, interpreting, and performing Shakespeare’s plays and cultivating their artistic voice through storytelling and creating original material.

Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio students will actively participate in an intensive curriculum of acting, movement, music, and writing classes and receive training in voice and speech, stage combat, and text. There will also be regular master classes with Globe artists and staff, many of whom are among the leaders in their fields. Students will deepen their understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare’s writing and use his work as a model for engaging with themselves and enriching their knowledge of the Bard.

The Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio will run from July 11 to August 5** from 9:30 a.m. — 3:30 p.m. at Hoover High School and culminate in an online Studio Showcase performance on Saturday, August 7, 2022***, which will streamed on The Old Globe’s YouTube channel and on www.TheOldGlobe.org. This final presentation will combine Shakespearean scenes, soliloquies, and sonnets with original material generated by the students.

Interview notifications will be sent on Monday, April 4 and interviews will be conducted through April 30 or until spots are filled. Interviews will be held in-person at The Old Globe*. Acceptances will be sent no later than April 30.

In our continuing effort to make theatre matter to more people, the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio is provided free of charge to all students thanks to our generous donors. Upon receipt of applications, live interviews will be scheduled.

Apply for Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio 2022 Here!

For more information on the program, please email Studio@TheOldGlobe.org.

The 2021 Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio is generously supported by lead sponsors Pam Farr and Buford Alexander, with additional support by the Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists and The James Irvine Foundation. Digital programs at The Old Globe are supported in part by the Peggy and Robert Matthews Foundation.

Click Here to Watch 2021 PFSSS Final Presentation!

Photo: Students perform with the Summer Shakespeare Studio, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.

* Amidst the current COVID-19 situation, interview location subject to change to virtual.

** Attendance is required and exceptions for prior engagements, etc. are on a case-by-case basis. Occasional night and weekend obligations may occur due to office hours, group meetings, or homework.

*** Participants must be available on the Studio Showcase day for rehearsal prior and the show. This is non-negotiable.