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A Shakespeare Festival just for High School Teens in Santa Fe


The 2017 Youth Shakespeare Festival was a great success with performances from students from Academy for Technology and the Classics, Capital High School, Monte del Sol School, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe Prep, New Mexico School for the Arts, and Upstart Crows of Santa Fe.

Visiting artists included Stage Fight Director Ambrose Ferber, Stratford Festival Resident Teaching Artist, Edward Daranyi, and New York actor, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art trained Ariana Karp. Students who were in the Festival received free tickets to a masterclass in January with London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, Head of Drama, Rodney Cottier. 

We're thinking ahead to YSF 2018!

If you are interested in participating, let us know. We provide programming for any school which wants to take part.

Our Youth Shakespeare Festival trains teens to speak Shakespeare, use a sword,
dance a coranto, swear like an Elizabethan, fight like a villain,
and drink from tankards and flagons.

Students produce short scenes in a festival performance and in the process develop skills in critical thinking, close reading, literary analysis, public speaking, voice, stage combat, and Shakespearean staging.

This year the Festival will be held at Meow Wolf!

Teachers: The Upstart Crows and their staff are always pleased to come to your school and present the program to you and your students. Festival programming is all-inclusive - you provide the students and the space, we will provide the staff and activities. We are happy to discuss support for English and Drama classes for any part of the school year. 



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