Front Porch Events and Summer Programs Fast Approaching

Front Porch Events and Summer Programs Fast Approaching

Now that this years’ Shakespeare in the Schools program has completed, GRSF’s Education team are moving on to planning for the summer! Our Education program here at the festival continues to grow, and this year we have some exciting new offerings. Read on to learn what’s in store for Season 15!

GRSF at the Winona Public Library

Following our birthday event for the Bard on Sunday, April 22nd (details here), Education Director Carrie Nath will be working with the Winona Public Library to celebrate National Talk Like Shakespeare Day with the Youth Services department. Captain Puck will draw on all the best fairies from Shakespeare’s canon and with their assistance use Shakespearean insults to defeat the evil Ogre of Doom! You can learn more about this FREE event on Monday, April 23rd here.

Pay-What-You-WILL Front Porch Events

New this year, all Front Porch Events are Pay-What-You Will and do not require a ticket to be purchased in advance. All contributions can be made at the door. Front Porch Events will be on Saturday mornings at 11:00 a.m., as they have been in the past. This year, however, all Front Porch Events will take place in the Dorothy B. Magnus Black Box Theater in the WSU Performing Arts Center – no more traipsing across campus from one building to another!

To learn more about each individual Front Porch Event, click here.

Summer Youth Programs

Do you have dreamers and storytellers in your house? Or, maybe a burgeoning designer who is looking for a place to create cool costumes, sets and props? Do  you have that kid who just can’t put down their phone because they are making the next great video for YouTube?
If the answer to any of these questions is “yes”, then Great River Shakespeare Festival is the place for your family to spend the summer. There are classes for young designers, actors and new this year: Shakespeare for Young Filmmakers, where students can make a movie with LA and NYC filmmakers and screenwriters!
GRSF classes start at 4 yrs old and are available up through 12th grade. Classes are taught by professional actors in the company who have worked all over the world in film and on stage. Click here to read more and get all of the artists and artists-to-be in your house registered.
If you have taken our classes before – what are you waiting for? Get signed up before it’s too late!