Classes Year-round Instruction for Youth and Adults

Marin Shakespeare’s Classes provide performing arts instruction throughout the year. We also provide Creative Dramatics and Shakespeare classes at many local schools, with virtual programming during covid.

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

For Youth & Teenagers

FALL CLASSES BY ZOOM 2020

IMPROV FOR YOUTH

Dates/Times: Tuesdays from 4 – 6 pm
October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15
Tuition:
$140
Ages:
8 – 12
Instructor:
Braedyn Youngberg

Say yes to fun while we explore what improv means through games and lessons focused around building creative characters and in the moment scene work! Learn how to become ANYTHING from an astronaut cruising through space to a pirate missing a leg, all in the snap of a finger. If you can dream it, we can be it. As a troupe we will learn what it means to support each other and make each other laugh! Come learn how to unlock your imagination, create long lasting memories, and just be plain silly.

Click here to sign up for Improv for Youth

ACTING FOR TEENS
Monologue Mash-up

Dates/Times: Fridays from 7 – 9 pm
October 30, November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18
Tuition:
$140
Ages:
12 – 19
Instructor:
Kathryn Smith-McGlynn

Students will learn different techniques for developing monologues and apply those skills to both contemporary works and classical material.  Classes are open to all teens: beginning acting students as well as experienced actors.  Come join the fun!

Click here to sign up for Acting for Teens: Monologue Mash-up

IMPROV FOR TEENS and ADULTS

Dates/Times: Tuesdays from 7 – 9 pm
October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15
Tuition:
$140
Ages:
12 and up
Instructor:
Braedyn Youngberg

Come learn how to leave fear at the door and say yes to the moment! In this class we will focus on building confidence in ourselves, supporting our team, unlocking our imagination, and most importantly having fun! Using short form improv games we will explore techniques used to create compelling long form improv performances. We will learn how to improvise with ourselves, in small scenes, and with the whole group while building strong characters, creating compelling environments, and even crafting our own props out of thin air!

Click here to sign up for Improv for Teens and Adults

SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUES FOR ADULTS

Dates/Times: Mondays from 7 – 9 pm
October 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23
Tuition:
$120
Ages:
16 and up
Instructor:
Robert Currier

Our Artistic Director Robert Currier will introduce adults to the technical demands and artistic choices inherent in Shakespeare monologues.  Whether you’re a beginning actor, seasoned veteran, or simply curious about the process of developing understanding of Shakespeare’s words of wit, whimsy and weight, this is the workshop for you!

Click here to sign up for Shakespeare Monologues for Adults

TEEN TOURING COMPANY
2021 Information to come.
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.

 

Instructor Bios: 

Kathryn Smith-McGlynn:  Before relocating to the Bay Area, Kathryn was a Visiting Assistant Professor and Sam Donaldson Communications Center Fellow at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Her career as an actor spans 3 decades. She currently stars as ‘Jen’ in the indie film Beautiful Dreamer, which is playing the film festival circuit nationwide. Kathryn co-starred as Dr. Crawford in the dystopian sci fi action thriller Mazerunner: The Scorch Trials, which has garnered over $300 million at the box office worldwide. Her television credits include guest appearances and recurring roles on Deputy (FOX), Better Call Saul (AMC), Grey’s Anatomy (ABC), Hysteria (Amazon),, Scoundrels (ABC), The Lying Game (ABC Family), In Plain Sight (USA), Friday Night Lights (NBC), and others. Kathryn lends her vocal talents to the video game Watchdogs II and is a veteran actress of the theatre where she has performed on regional stages throughout the country including Marin Shakespeare Company, American Conservatory Theatre, B Street Theatre, Capital Stage Company, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Perseverance Theatre Company, Organic Theatre Company, and many others. Kathryn is the former Co-Founding Artistic Director and Executive Producer of Frontera Repertory Theatre Company.  She is also the author of the historical biography African Americans in El Paso (Arcadia Publishing)Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Drama from the University of Michigan; a Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University/Moscow Art Theatre School; (Summa Cum Laude) and a Master of Public Administration in Policy Analysis from Baruch College where she graduated first in her class, Summa Cum Laude – Pi Alpha Alpha with top honors.

Bradyn Youngberg:  Braedyn is a Chicago based actor and general funny guy. He learned his improvisational chops at two of Chicago’s best comedy schools: The Second City and iO. He has been a company member with Marin Shakespeare Company since 2014 acting in numerous summer productions and is a proud member of Actors Equity Association. He has also been a teaching artist with both Marin Shakespeare and SF Shakes. Braedyn can usually be found lost in his imagination talking to himself as different characters sitting by the beach or walking through the woods.

Scholarships are available for all Marin Shakespeare Company classes; our goal is to include all students regardless of the ability to pay. Please contact us if you have any questions.

For Adults

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
Marin Shakespeare Company 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.

For audition information and to schedule an appointment click here: Audition Information.

For Homeschoolers

Lion Fairy

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.

While sheltering in place, check out these on-line learning resources.

 

Marin Shakespeare Company offers free and low cost tickets, workshops and programs to a variety of social service organizations, schools, and low-income populations.

Free Shakespeare Drama Classes and Camps

We offer free Shakespeare summer camps for underserved youth from Marin City in conjunction with Performing Stars of Marin and for youth from the Canal neighborhood in conjunction with Canal Alliance, Pickleweed Community Center, San Pedro School and Bahia Vista School. We also offer free or low-cost in-schools drama and Shakespeare programs which have served Bahia Vista Elementary School, Laurel Dell Elementary, Lynwood Elementary School, San Pedro Elementary School, Short School, Venetia Valley Elementary School and others. We are happy to discuss further opportunities to bring Shakespeare to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity. Scholarships are available for all Marin Shakespeare Company classes; our goal is to include all students regardless of the ability to pay. Please contact us if you have any questions.