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Press Release: Summer Shakespeare Studio

“Come, sit down, every mother’s son, and rehearse your parts.”
William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR
THE OLD GLOBE’S 2016 SUMMER SHAKESPEARE STUDIO
NOW THROUGH MARCH 30

Interviews and Group Sessions Will Take Place April 2 – 3

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SAN DIEGO (March 15, 2016)—As part of the The Old Globe’s ongoing commitment to programs that serve all of San Diego County, the theatre announced today that applications are now available online for the Globe’s 2016 Summer Shakespeare Studio for high school students. Applications are being accepted through March 30. 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.

Students will receive an intensive curriculum of acting, movement, music, and writing classes, as well as 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 they will use his work as a model for investigating and engaging with their own experiences.

The Studio will run Monday – Friday, July 18 – August 12, and will culminate in a public performance on Monday, August 15 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. This final presentation at the Globe will combine Shakespearean scenes, soliloquies, and sonnets with original material generated by the students.

Tuition for the four weeks is $725; however, the Summer Shakespeare Studio admits students without regard to their ability to pay, and financial aid is available for all students with demonstrated need. An interview and group session will be scheduled for Saturday, April 2, or Sunday, April 3, upon receipt of application. For more information on the program and how to apply, please visit www.TheOldGlobe.org/SummerStudio or email GlobeLearning@TheOldGlobe.org.

The Summer Shakespeare Studio is sponsored, in part, by the Qualcomm Foundation.

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: To look up online or GPS directions to The Old Globe, please do not use the Delivery Address above. There is only a 10-minute zone at that physical address. For GPS users, please click here for the map coordinates, and here for written directions to The Old Globe and nearby parking in Balboa Park.

2015-2016 SEASON CALENDAR: Rain (3/24-5/1), Constellations (4/9-5/8), Camp David (5/13-6/19), tokyo fish story (5/28-6/26), Macbeth (6/19-7/24), Sense and Sensibility (7/6-8/14), Meteor Shower (7/30-9/4), Love’s Labor’s Lost (8/14-9/18).

PHOTO EDITORS: Digital images of The Old Globe’s productions are available at www.TheOldGlobe.org/pressroom.

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 Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Managing Director Michael G. Murphy, 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 education and community programs. Numerous world premieres such as the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, 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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