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“Pray you, bid these unknown friends to's welcome; for it is a way to make us better friends, more known.” —William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale
SAN DIEGO (January 21, 2020)—As part of The Old Globe’s ongoing commitment to serve the public good by hosting programs that serve all of San Diego County, applications are now available online for the 2020 Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio for high school students. Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, March 31. The four-week program is a unique opportunity for rising 9th – 12th graders and recent graduates not only to develop foundational skills for reading, interpreting, and performing Shakespeare’s plays, but also to cultivate their own artistic voice through storytelling and creating original material.
The Old Globe believes that theatre matters. In our effort to make theatre matter to more people, the Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio admits students without regard to their ability to pay, and financial and transportation support is available for all students with demonstrated need. Tuition for the four weeks is $725.00; interviews and group sessions will be scheduled, upon receipt of applications, for Monday, April 13 through Friday, April 24.
Students will actively participate in an intensive curriculum of acting, movement, music, and writing classes, as well as 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 their own selves and enriching their knowledge of the Bard.
For more information on the program, photos from past performances, and application instructions, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/edp-pages/2020/pam-farr-summer-shakespeare-studio-2020 or email Studio@TheOldGlobe.org.
The Studio will run July 6 – August 4 OR July 13 – August 11* and will culminate in the Studio Showcase performance on Monday, August 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. OR Monday, August 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.** on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. This final presentation will combine Shakespearean scenes, soliloquies, and sonnets with original material generated by the students.
*In the event of production schedule changes, start dates will be pushed back to July 13. We should know prior to interviews.
**In the event of production schedule changes, the showcase date will be pushed back to August 10. We should know prior to interviews.
The Pam Farr Summer Shakespeare Studio is generously supported by Pam Farr and Buford Alexander, with additional support from lead sponsors Terry Atkinson and Theatre Forward’s Educating Through Theatre Grant. Additional support is provided by Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists, The James Irvine Foundation, Qualcomm, and ResMed Foundation. This activity is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Financial support is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
LOCATION and PARKING INFORMATION: The Old Globe is located in San Diego’s Balboa Park at 1363 Old Globe Way. There are numerous free parking lots available throughout the park. Guests may also be dropped off in front of the Mingei International Museum. For additional parking information visit www.BalboaPark.org. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/Directions.
PLEASE NOTE: There is a 10-minute zone at The Old Globe, used only for daytime deliveries, ticket purchases, and handicapped access dropoff. Please note that GPS may guide you to this delivery address, which is different from the main entrance to our campus. For directions and up-to-date information, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Directions--Parking/Detailed-Directions.
CALENDAR: CALENDAR: August Wilson’s Jitney (1/18–2/23), Hurricane Diane (2/8–3/8), AXIS: Leap Day Celebration: A Dance-Off! (2/29), Little Women (3/14–4/19), AXIS: Mahmoonie: A Celebration of Persian Culture (3/21), Faceless (3/28–4/26), AXIS: Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! (4/18), The Gardens of Anuncia (5/8–6/14), What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (5/28–6/28), AXIS: Klezmer Band Performance (5/30), The Taming of the Shrew (6/14–7/19), Hair (7/2–8/9), AXIS: Globe Pride (7/17), Dial M for Murder (7/25–8/23), Henry V (8/11–9/13), AXIS: Mexican Independence Day Celebration (9/12), AXIS: Day of the Dead Celebration (11/1).
PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.theoldglobe.org/press-room.
The Tony Award-winning Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional regional theatres and has stood as San Diego’s flagship arts institution for over 80 years. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 15 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages: the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the 600-seat Old Globe Theatre and the 250-seat Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, both part of The Old Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, and the 605-seat outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, home of its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people attend Globe productions annually and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Meteor Shower, Bright Star, Allegiance, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and the annual holiday musical Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to enjoy highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.
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