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

WINTER CLASSES BY ZOOM 2021

TEEN TOURING COMPANY
The 2021 Teen Touring Company gives teenagers a chance to create an online Shakespeare performance to share with schools, senior centers, and community organizations. This year’s director, Ben Chau-Chiu, is an exceptional young theatre artist eager to share his passion for Shakespeare. The tuition for this year’s Teen Touring Company is $300.
To schedule a free performances of the Teen Touring Company for your school, please email or call us at 499-4487.
Click here to sign up to act with the Teen Touring Company.
For more information, Visit the Teen Touring Company page.

WINTER CLASSES BY ZOOM 2020

IMPROV FOR YOUTH

Dates/Times: Tuesdays from 4 – 6 pm
January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 23; March 2, 9
Tuition:
$160
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

IMPROV FOR TEENS and ADULTS

Dates/Times: Tuesdays from 7 – 9 pm
January 12, 19, 26; February 2, 9, 23; March 2, 9
Tuition:
$160
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: Tuesdays from 7 – 9 pm
January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9
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

WINTER BREAK OFFERING – INTRO TO STAGE COMBAT
Monologue Mash-up

Dates/Times: Monday through Friday, Feb. 15 – 19, 4 – 6 pm
Tuition:
$100
Ages:
16 – adult
Instructor:
Richard Pallaziol

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

 

Instructor Bios: 

Ben Chau-Chiu (he/him/his) is a director, educator, and actor. He has worked with various companies in the Bay Area including Marin Shakes, Cal Shakes, N.C.T.C., Bay Area Children’s Theatre, and Town Hall Theatre. Some of his favorite productions include The Good Person of Szechwan at Cal Shakes, Die Zauberflöte, Romeo and Juliet, and Xochitl and the Flowers at U.C. Santa Cruz. As an educator, he has taught with Marin Shakes, N.C.T.C., Cal Shakes, and U.C. Santa Cruz. He’s excited to work with Marin Shakes and direct the Teen Touring Company.

Richard Pallaziol:  Richard has been a professional stage fight choreographer for the past 39 years, and has designed fights for over 300 productions.  He is the author of The Textbook of Theatrical Combat.  He is also an actor and owner of Weapons of Choice.

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

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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.