Shakespeare After-school Programs
In our after-school classes, students explore and experience some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, while building skills in teamwork and self-expression. We investigate Elizabethan insults and compliments and jump into the buffoonery of the comedies and exaggeration of the tragedies. Students develop their understanding of the plays through acting, voice, movement, and text analysis, then apply their newfound skills in a performance of their scene work for family and friends.
We currently offer the following after-school classes in 8-to-12 week sessions:
Storybook Theater (Grades K–2)
Intro to Shakespeare (Grades 3–5)
Currently Enrolling (for OSA students only):
Oakland School for the Arts:
Introduction to Shakespeare for Grades 6-8
Studying the text of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Ten one-and-a-half hour sessions
Mondays, 1:15pm-2:45pm February 23rd–May 4th
(No class on March 30 due to Spring Break.)
Tuition: $150 per student
Class starts SOON—Download the registration form here!
After-school classes* are only offered at the request of the school. If your school would like to have Cal Shakes at your location or have any questions, please contact Artistic Learning Programs Manager Beverly Sotelo at 510-809-3293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
*All After-school classes are subject to minimum participation requirements. In the event that Cal Shakes must cancel a class due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.
Shakespeare Workshops for Homeschoolers
Designed for young actors with some familiarity with Shakespeare, these fun and challenging classes allow students to delve into some of Shakespeare’s most famous plays. They develop their understanding of the plays through acting, voice, movement, and text analysis, then apply their newfound skills in a performance of their scene work for family and friends.
Spring 2014 Class: Twelfth Night
February 2nd—March 30th
(No class Monday, February 16 due to President’s Day).
Culminating Performance on March 30th
Tuition: $250/student; $25 sibling discount.
All classes are held at the Diablo Theatre Company (DTC), 1948 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.
A minimum of 11 participants per class are required.
In the event that Cal Shakes must cancel a class due to low enrollment, you will receive a full refund.
Student registration must be received and paid in full (or mail in a voucher) by JANUARY 12th. No exceptions.
Download the Registration Form here.
For more information: Call 510-809-3293 or email email@example.com to talk to Artistic Learning Programs Manager Beverly Sotelo.
Artistic Learning Programs Manager Beverly Sotelo
510-809-3293 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost is variable depending on location and age group.