Education

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GRSF provides extensive formal training programs for a wide variety of ages. Our focus is not only on theater production but on the development of human character. We are a company of artists and we are part of a community.

All of GRSF’s education programs are supported by a grant from the Elizabeth Callender King Foundation

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Apply to join our
apprentice actor training program

The Great River Shakespeare Festival is well known for its commitment to clearly-spoken, thoughtfully developed, classical work. We want our plays to resonate profoundly with a modern audience, but creating dynamic classics requires mastery of stylized text. GRSF is committed to giving our apprentices the skills that will make them stand out in the classical arena – skills that will unlock Shakespeare’s canon, open doors to future rehearsal rooms and inspire the creation of their own work.

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COMPETITIVE INTERNSHIPS

Join the GRSF 
intern team to study closely under seasoned professionals

At the Great River Shakespeare Festival, interns learn from nationally known, professional theater artists. The people you work with every day can be the beginning of your professional network and important connections to graduate programs and further training.

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FOR ALL AGES

Classes for learners of all ages

Great River Shakespeare Festival offers summer programs from learners as young as 4 up through retirement age. 

FOR YOUTHFOR ADULTS