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Saturday Shakes

Join CYS on May 20th for Saturday Shakes: an afternoon of FREE acting and Shakespeare workshops just for high school students!

Sign up for one, two, or all three workshops (for a Very Shakespeare Saturday).

Workshop Descriptions and Times:

Monologue Bootcamp 12pm—1:50pm 
Be prepared to unpack, dissect, and perfect your Shakespeare monologue, so you can “wreck” your next audition! Students should come ready to perform at least one Shakespeare monologue (any play/role/gender). Ideally, monologues should be fully memorized, (or VERY close).

Laban Technique 2pm—3pm 
Learn to embody a character physically (and honestly) using Laban’s Eight Efforts of movement. There is no prep necessary for this workshop (but wear comfortable clothes, because you'll be moving a lot).

Meisner Bootcamp 3:10pm—5pm
Get out of your head (for real) and live truthfully on stage by applying principles of Meisner Technique to Shakespeare scene study. Shakespeare scenes/sides will be provided. [*Some experience with Meisner preferable, but not a deal-breaker.]

What to Prepare
All three workshops will focus on acting techniques and tips for performing Shakespeare, so please come in with at least one Shakespeare monologue that you know well (or want to get to know better), and bring a hard copy if possible.


5/20/2017 12:00 PM

Contact info


Chicago Youth Shakespeare
641 W Lake Street, Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60661

The fault, dear Brutus, lies not within the stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings. - Julius Caesar, I, ii

The course of true love never did run smooth. - A Midsummer Night's Dream, I, i

Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow. - Romeo and Juliet, II, ii

There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so - Hamlet, II, ii

If music be the food of love, play on! - Twelfth Night, I, i

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. - Julius Caesar, II, ii

We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. - The Tempest, IV, i

The quality of mercy is not strained; It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath. - Merchant of Venice, IV, i