Shakespeare Ensemble is more than a camp...
... It’s a pre-professional acting conservatory designed to give high school drama students the tools they need to succeed in college and beyond!
In just four weeks, the Shakespeare Ensemble produces a 75 minute, professionally directed and designed production of one of the Bard’s greatest works. Students receive expert training in acting, performing Shakespeare, and stage combat.
The National Endowment for the Arts identified Shakespeare Ensemble as offering challenges unlike any other pre-college theatre program in the nation. This immersive and holistic experience allows our elite high school actors to attain a new level of artistry, confidence, leadership, and independence.
By audition only. For current 8th – 12th graders.
- Audition 1: Saturday, March 6th, 11:00 am — 12:30 pm
- Audition 2: Saturday, April 17th, 11:00 am — 12:30 pm
- Audition 3: Saturday, May 15th, 11:00 am — 12:30 pm
LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Auditions are only held if we still have open spots in our programs. We can not guarantee this availability, so we strongly recommend that you register for the earliest audition that you’re able to attend.
My growth as an actor was immediately evident when I returned to school. Several of my fellow student-actors approached me in amazement over my newfound acting abilities. When they asked me how I had improved so much, I realized that I was experiencing the result of a second summer spent with Traveling Players. I am positive that these abilities will assist me in the future whenever I need to make any form of presentation, analyze and examine literature, or apply my creativity to any purpose.
By focusing on classical theatre, Traveling Players trains performers who are bold, resourceful, and skilled. If you can act Shakespeare, then you can act anything. Classical acting is demanding — and remains foundational to all modern acting technique. Hence, a summer at Traveling Players trains you to act not just anything, but anywhere. All the world’s a stage!
Traveling Players summer programs offer expert training in acting, character creation, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation, and text analysis. A typical day includes intensive rehearsals in addition to classes taught by expert faculty, expanding each performers skill set.