In the quiet and quirky town of Ashland, Oregon, we will spend a week learning about all aspects of theatre during the Ashland Shakespeare Festival. Learning about both backstage processes and onstage acting, we will discover about what makes the theatre work from the inside out with the help of professional artists and actors. From theatrical makeup and acting classes, to a Project Runway style Renaissance costuming activity and talks with the artists, we will be learning skills from those making the festival happen themselves. We will get to see four plays such as Much Ado About Nothing, Guys and Dolls, and The Count of Monte Cristo, as well as go on a day trip outside of Ashland to lavender farms just outside of town. It will be a full week of theatre and fun for everyone, no matter what aspects of theatre you are interested in.
The Ashland Shakespeare Festival shows eleven plays on three stages for eight months, making it the biggest Shakespeare festival in the United States. We will be spending a week watching plays and attending festival events and workshops outside of the festival. Taking a day trip outside of Ashland, we will go to nearby lavender farms and get an opportunity to another side of Oregon outside of the town.
At least 14 years old at the start of the program
Interested in all aspects of theatre, both front and backstage
Ready to discuss with the group each night’s play, musical or event
Encouraging of others to explore, play and laugh with one another during workshops
June 23 - 29, 2019, $2200
Must be 14 -18 years old at the time of event
A detailed to-bring list will be sent to you upon registration.
A $200 deposit will be due immediately upon acceptance to this event. (It's part of the event fee, not in addition to it.) ATS has scholarship opportunities available! Contact ATS for more information or download the form off the website. Specific flight numbers and times into Medford Oregon Airport will be provided when we send out a detailed packet around April 1st.
Experience a variety of theatrical opportunities while participating in the Ashland Shakespeare Festival.