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—click here to register!
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.
Fall 2014 Class: The Comedy of Errors
Mondays, September 15-November 17, 10am-12pm
(No class Monday, October 13 due to Columbus Day and no class Monday, November 10 due to Veteran’s Day)
Culminating Performance on November 17
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.
Download the Registration Form here or Register Online.
Online Registration Tips:
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Click on: “Click here to use our Online Registration Process.”
Enter your user login and password or Select “Create New Username.”
Click on Programs > Add Programs and make your selection under 2013 Fall Homeschool.
For log-in assistance, contact email@example.com or 510 809 3293.
For more information: Call 510-809-3293 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to Artistic Learning Programs Manager Beverly Sotelo.
Artistic Learning Programs Manager Beverly Sotelo
510-809-3293 or email@example.com
Cost is variable depending on location and age group.