This program gives students who entering 3rd through 6th grades in Fall 2017 a chance to build a foundation of skills in acting and performance while exploring the wonders of Shakespeare. Students will explore voice, movement and imagination, in addition to monologue and scene work while practicing listening and speaking skills and building confidence–all essential acting traits. This fun, active program will culminate in an informal performance by all participants.

This program offers five half-day creative dramatics classes for students for students from 4 years of age through those entering 2nd grade in Fall 2017. Children will have a blast playing theater games to learn collaborative performance skills and group dynamics. They will explore ways to use their voices and bodies as tools for storytelling working with simple stories and poetry. Students will also have a basic introduction to Shakespeare

Wednesday, July 5th – Sunday, July 23rd Led by GRSF company members, this intensive workshop for students grades 7-12 introduces young actors to the principles of acting Shakespeare. Students of all experience levels will work together in focusing on basic acting techniques; applying principles of scansion, meter, and text analysis to Shakespeare’s plays; and movement and creative improvisation exercises. All SYA students work with members of the GRSF professional company,

Wednesday, July 5th – Sunday, July 23rd Shakespeare for Young Designers offers an opportunity for students who have completed 6th through 12th grade in Spring 2017 to explore scenic and costume design and production strategies in the context of Shakespearean text. This program incorporates elements of the professional design process, giving students the opportunity to create their own text-based design. The program culminates with a presentation of students’ designs. New to

Photo: Sonnet Contest organizer Ted Haaland with Winona Poet Laureates past and present Ken McCollough and Emilio DeGrazia, Youth Winner Raelynn C. Peter and GRSF Artistic Director Doug Scholz-Carlson Top Winners Quasimodo – John McBride Incomplete – Ruth Asch Editor – Michael W. Fleming Winona Area Winners Day (Housesitting Sonnet) – James S. McCormick After Theodore Roethke’s “The Waking” – Scott F. Lowery The First Vultures of Spring – Mark

The Callithump returns with more thump than ever. Get your tickets now. And what is the Callithump? A Callithump!!! is: A noisy, boisterous parade; a riotous parade, accompanied by the blowing of tin horns and other discordant noises; a burlesque serenade; a charivari Callithump is a fundraiser and benefit for GRSF, and an extraordinary evening of entertainment from the company you love.

Ellis (Folk Singer-Songwriter) | Alexandra Green (Folklorical) | Rachael Ryan Dahlgren @ WOW (Solo Cello) 10:00 p.m. at Winona National Bank (Admission)

Dixieland Jazz Festival (Region’s Finest Dixieland)

Simone Perrin with Dan Chouinard (Accordion Songs & Sing-alongs) | The Old Fashioneds at WOW (Vintage Rock) 10:00 p.m.  in WSU Science Atrium (Admission)