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A Shakespeare Festival just for High School Teens in Santa Fe


This year's Youth Shakespeare Festival is now in rehearsal at six Santa Fe schools.

Academy for Technology and the Classics, Capital High School, Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe Prep, New Mexico School for the Arts, and Upstart Crows of Santa Fe are all preparing scenes for the Festival.

The 2017 Festival will be held at NMSA on December 9th, with activities for students on the 8th. Visiting artists will include Stage Fight Director Ambrose Ferber, Stratford Festival teacher Edward Daranyi, and New York actor, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art trained Ariana Karp. Students will also be attending a masterclass in January with LAMDA head of Drama, Rodney Cottier. 

There will be an open mic night for actors on November 21 at the Second Street Brewery on Rufina Street in Santa Fe, to raise funds and to give these young Shakespeareans a chance to strut their stuff! Watch this page for announcements about guest artists at the Shakespeare Mic Night!

Teachers: While this year's Festival is in process, the ISC is always pleased to come to your school and present the program to you and your students. The program is all-inclusive - you provide the students and the space, we will provide the program. 

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.

Last year's  Youth Shakespeare Festival took place
December 3 • 1 to 5 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Temple, Santa Fe. 

There were performances by Devon Glover The Sonnet Man, Upstart Crows of Santa Fe, and students from the Academy for Technology and the Classics, New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe High School, and Santa Fe Indian School delighted the audience. Students created their own sonnets in a workshop with Devon Glover which were printed in a book. Contact us if you would like to purchase a copy.



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