Summer Programs


JULY 1st!


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
July 4, 2014 at 2PM – The Merry Wives of Windsor (comedy)
July 7, 2014 at 7PM – Hamlet (history)

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. Read more

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.

Kid’s Explain Shakespeare’s Hamlet
2014 Will Run 5K results

2014 Will Run 5K results

Place Name Name Age Time 1 *O’Toole Riley 21 19:15 2 Wittenberg Jacob 24 19:17 3 Kroska John 15 19:28 4 Domeyer Caitlin 16 20 5 Braun Ben 16 20:08 6 Taylor Zack 27 20:14 7 Faas Dawn 42 20:26 8 Morgan Tedd 51 20:45 9 *Boucvalt Benjamin 31 20:46 10 Ready Roxanne 51 21:35…

The Rhythm of Shakespeare
The Gift that Always Gives

The Gift that Always Gives

Doug: We think of this Shakespeare Festival as a gift, one that our community gives us by supporting, and one we give to our community by providing the most thrilling theater and festival events around. Lee: We think of GRSF as the gift that also gives! Doug: The first two weeks have been a resounding…

R&G Interview

R&G Interview

DOUG: With the opening of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead coming this Saturday (be sure to get your tickets and your WOW button for the after party!), we thought it would be cool to have a conversation with someone integral in that production rather than our usual playful banter! LEE: This week we spoke with Lydia Munroe,…

Audience Reactions
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Great River Guys: WOW-Dancing in the Streets!

Great River Guys: WOW-Dancing in the Streets!

Lee: Hey Doug wasn’t that Steamboat Days fun? Doug: Yes, quite a spirited week- great music, fun food, classic cars- Lee: And then there was the Historical Society’s Chocolate, Champagne, and Shakespeare event to support the Winona History Center. Doug: Very elegant and very fattening- Lee: Everyone’s calendars are filling up and the summer is…

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” Trailer

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