Classes Year-round Instruction for Youth and Adults

Lion FairyMarin Shakespeare’s Classes provide performing arts instruction throughout the year. We also provide Creative Dramatics and Shakespeare classes at many local schools.

Phone Education Director Beth Kellermann Fouts at 415-499-4487 with questions or to enroll, or email education@marinshakespeare.org.

For Youth
For Teenagers
For Adults
For Homeschoolers

For Youth

CLOWNING AROUND – FALL 2018
Dates/Times: Mondays, 4:00- 6:00 pm, 8 weeks
October 8 – December 3 (No class November 12)
Location: 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael
Tuition: $240
Ages: 8 – 14
Instructor: Adam Roy

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Calling all class-clowns, jokers, goofballs, wise guys and wise gals: it’s time to take your funny business skills to the next level! This class focuses on building up your physical comedy and clowning chops so you can make anybody laugh at the drop of a hat. We’ll work on bringing out our inner clowns through juggling, prop work, movement, making human cartoons, and creating characters and short scenes. Come tickle your funny bone and bust a gut with us!

IMPROVISATION FOR YOUTH – FALL 2018
Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 4:00- 6:00 pm, 9 weeks
September 18 – November 13
Location:
514 Fourth Street, San Rafael
Tuition:
$270
Ages:
8 – 12
Instructor:
Jackson Currier

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Come sharpen your wit and hone your skills. Whether you’re new to acting or you’ve got years of experience, you’ll build your performing confidence and laugh harder than you thought possible. In a world where our lives are so often scheduled and prepared, Improvisation is a great tool that helps build confidence and encourages quick-thinking on your feet without preparation. We’ll explore what it means to create a scene by just being in the room and listening and responding. We believe Improv can help young adults by improving acting skills, gaining comfort in public speaking and social settings, enhancing one’s creative and imaginative abilities and strengthening decision-making skills. No previous acting or improv experience required. Just show up ready to play and open to silliness!

EXPLORING SHAKESPEARE’S COMEDIES – FALL 2018
Dates/Times:
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, 8 weeks
October 10 –  December 5 (No class November 21)
Location: 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael
Tuition: $240
Ages: 8 to 14
Instructor: Jesse Brownstein

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Identical twins separated at birth running amok in the same city? Girls disguised as boys teaching boys how to flirt with girls? A fairy queen falling in love with a donkey?! Who thought all this stuff up? The answer, of course, is William Shakespeare. Come learn more about his zany comedies in this eight-week theatre class that will focus on The Comedy of ErrorsAs You Like It, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Grow your acting skills and deepen your knowledge of some of Shakespeare’s funniest plays.

For Teenagers

STAGE COMBAT FOR BEGINNERS – FALL 2018
Dates/Times: Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, 9 weeks
September 20 – November 15
Location: 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael
Tuition: $270
Ages: 13 and older
Instructor: Jackson Currier

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Learn the basics of Stage Combat including hand-to-hand, swordplay, and unusual weaponry. Practice safety and creating the illusion of violence.

IMPROVISATION IMMERSION – FALL 2018
Dates/Times: Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, 9 weeks
September 18 – November 13
Location: 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael
Tuition: $270
Ages: 13 and older
Instructor: Jackson Currier

ENROLL HERE

Come sharpen your wit and hone your skills. Whether you’re new to acting or you’ve got years of experience, you’ll build your performing confidence and laugh harder than you thought possible. In a world where our lives are so often scheduled and prepared, Improvisation is a great tool that helps build confidence and encourages quick-thinking on your feet without preparation. We’ll explore what it means to create a scene by just being in the room and listening and responding. We believe Improv can help young adults by improving acting skills, gaining comfort in public speaking and social settings, enhancing one’s creative and imaginative abilities and strengthening decision-making skills. No previous acting or improv experience required. Just show up ready to play and open to silliness!

TEEN TOURING COMPANY
The Teen Touring Company gives teenagers a chance to tour a Shakespeare play to schools, senior centers, and other venues. To schedule a free performances of the Teen Touring Company at your school, please email or call us at 499-4487 in the Fall.
Click here for information about auditions and performances.

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Cast

For Adults

Adults are welcome to sign up for Stage Combat for Beginners and Improv Immersion.  Hone your skills in a class with talented teenagers!

SHAKESPEARE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE TEACHER TRAINING
Are you an actor, director or theatre teacher who wants to use the power of theatre to help others? Join our Shakespeare for Social Justice Instructor Training Workshop to learn about using Drama Therapy and Shakespeare to open minds and hearts.  You will learn how Marin Shakespeare uses Shakespeare and Drama Therapy in California State Prisons and about opportunities to volunteer in prisons.

For more information or to enquire about scholarships, please call 415/499-4485 or email management@marinshakespeare.org or visit Social Justice Teacher Training

AUDITION WORKSHOP
One of our summer mainstage Directors will offer insight on auditioning for outdoor Shakespeare festivals plus one-on-one feedback on your audition piece. A great way to prepare for Marin Shakespeare Company General Auditions.

2019 January date TBA from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at 514 Fourth Street, San Rafael.  Cost: $50.

To sign up, call 415/499-4487.  For audition information and to schedule an appointment click here: Audition Information.

For Homeschoolers

Stay tuned for more information.

Phone Education Director Beth Kellermann Fouts at 415-499-4487 with questions or to enroll, or email education@marinshakespeare.org.

Private study is available upon request.

Instructor Bios: 

Jesse Brownstein is a theater artist and educator who specializes in Shakespeare. He has studied Early Modern theatre and dramatic literature at UC Berkeley, SF State, and Boston College, and worked with many theatre companies around the Bay Area, including Marin Shakespeare, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and Golden Thread Productions. Jesse fell in love with theatre as a child through Marin Shakespeare’s educational programs and he is honored to return as a teacher to share his passion with a new generation of artists and actors.

Jackson Currier is a teaching artist, set designer and actor for Marin Shakespeare Company where he was most recently seen on stage in Pericles. He was nominated for a Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award his performance as Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet at Marin Shakes. He has directed Two Gentlemen of Verona, King Lear and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Marin Shakespeare Company’s Teen Touring Company and will be directing their next TTC production in January. Jackson trained at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA, and currently teaches stage combat and technical theatre at Mount Tam School in Mill Valley.

Adam Roy is an actor, teaching artist and graduate of SF Circus Center’s Clown Conservatory. As a performer, Adam has a particular interest in circus training, combing balance with acrobatics to create new works in Clown and Physical Comedy. Local theater credits include Marin Shakespeare, Children’s Fairyland, Central Works, PlayGround and Golden Thread Productions. Adam is happy to share the madness with children, and especially enjoys helping them find their own ambitions and strengths through performance and ensemble building.