Summer Programs

2015 information is here!

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Can’t get enough theatre in your life? Harboring a secret love of Shakespeare?

Come visit the Great River Shakespeare Festival this summer and meet other young people who share your passion.

Helena Scholz-Carlson and Moira MarekChill With Will – free tickets

Much Ado About Nothing | Thursday, July 9 | 7:30 pm

The Glass Menagerie | Thursday, July 16 | 7:30 pm

Romeo & Juliet | Thursday, July 23, | 7:30 pm


Visit GRSF, see the plays, meet the actors and get a look behind the scenes with teens from across the region. Best of all: tickets are free for students 11-18 and select chaperones thanks to a generous gift from Wm. Miller Scrap Iron & Metal Co. of Winona.

Contact Emily Kurash, Director of Sales & Marketing to reserve seats at (507) 474-9376.

Guys-jumping-200x300Summer Programs for ages 4 to 18

Take it to the next level: Want to know what it’s like to work with a professional theatre company?

The Great River Shakespeare Festival needs you. We are looking for curious, committed students to join our summer programs. Aspiring designers and technicians can work with GRSF’s professional staff in all areas of technical production: sets, costumes, properties, lighting, and sound in Shakespeare for Young Designers; aspiring actors can learn to “…speak the speech…” in GRSF’s annual Shakespeare For Young Actors. Younger students can spend the creating theater with Will’s Power Players and Will’s Creative Drama. We now also offer both beginner and advanced training, for students of all levels of experience. Read more about each program and sign up below.

Will’s Creative Drama: age 4 years to 2nd grade

Will’s Creative Drama: age 4 years to 2nd grade

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 2015. 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…

Will’s Power Players: 3rd to 6th Grade

Will’s Power Players: 3rd to 6th Grade

This program gives students who entering 3rd through 6th grades in Fall 2015 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…

Shakespeare for Young Designers: 6th grade to high school

Shakespeare for Young Designers: 6th grade to high school

Tuesday, July 8th – Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Space is limited. Sign up now. Click here to apply for the summer of 2014. (Deadline is June 15, 2014) Shakespeare for Young Designers offers an opportunity for students entering grades 7-12 to explore scenic and costume design and production strategies in the context of Shakespearean text….

Shakespeare for Young Actors: 6th grade to high school

Shakespeare for Young Actors: 6th grade to high school

Tuesday, July 8th – Sunday, July 27th, 2014 Space is limited. Sign up now. Click here to apply for the summer of 2014. (Deadline is June 15, 2014) 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…

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