Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Noise Within to offer Summer with Shakespeare kids program June 24-July 13

A Noise Within (ANW), the highly regarded classical repertory theatre company and a leading force in arts education, presents SUMMER WITH SHAKESPEARE, a three-week summer program for youth ages 10 to 18 which demystifies Shakespeare's verse and grooms young artists to be Shakespearean performers.  On a deeper level, this camp, which runs from June 24 to July 13, 2013, at the company's new state-of-the-art theatre in Pasadena, illuminates a connection to the patterns of the human condition inherent in Shakespeare's works.

Summer With Shakespeare, a conservatory-style program of acting, improvisation, stage diction, text analysis, kinetic exercises and stage combat, is led by classically-trained, professional actors, choreographers and designers.  Participants gain appreciation for Shakespeare’s verse through a unique exposure to the Bard's classic comedies, tragedies, and history plays.  They also have the opportunity to enhance their acting and public speaking skills and build self-confidence on the stage.  At the program's conclusion, participants perform scenes and monologues from Shakespeare’s plays for an audience on A Noise Within's main stage.

Classes are weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The cost for the three-week camp is $825.  Space is limited.

A Noise Within, led by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, is the only year-round classical repertory company in Southern California and one of only a handful in the entire country dedicated solely to producing classical dramatic literature in the repertory tradition of rotating productions with a resident company of professional artists.  It has been lauded by critics as a “premiere classical theatre company,” and an "outstanding ensemble" whose "vibrantly theatrical" "brilliant productions" are "freshly imagined," "exceptional," "invigorating," "riveting," "brilliantly atmospheric," “inspired,” and “masterfully crafted.”  Founded 21 years ago, ANW quickly established itself as one of the region’s key theatre companies, attracting fiercely loyal audiences and consistently high praise from the media for its productions and as a key force in arts education.  The company has presented more than 140 plays from the classics of world literature, each season producing works from authors ranging from Shakespeare and Molière to Ibsen, O’Neill and Shaw to Miller and Williams.  A Noise Within completed its milestone 2011-12 Season and 20th Anniversary in its permanent new home, a 33,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art venue in Pasadena, in May 2012.

NOISE WITHIN is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA  91107.    To register for SUMMER WITH SHAKESPEARE or for questions, call 626-356-3104 or visit

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