Shakespeare Intensive

Week One – June 19 to 23 
Week Two – July 10 to 14
Fais Do Do – 5253 W. Adams Blvd

Students will spend their days discovering Shakespeare through the best tools and techniques theater has to offer. The LADC technique begins with the improvisational work of Viola Spolin and Agosto Boal, and expands on that to include a variety of physical and vocal disciplines – with the ultimate purpose always to invoke the creative spirit that exists in every child.

During the Summer Intensive, our Players will work on a variety of scenes and sonnets, discover the world of Shakespeare’s Elizabethan England, learn about costume and set design, and enjoy visits from Los Angeles theater professionals.

For 3rd through 9th grade (Fall 2017)

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Ten-Minute Play Fest

June 26 – 30
Location – Sacred Fools Theater (1076 Lillian Way, Los Angeles, CA 90038)

THE PLAYS THE THING! WRITE/DIRECT YOUR TEN MINUTE PLAY
The program consists of rigorous, exciting storytelling and playwriting sessions throughout the day, creating short plays out of improvisations with prompts, autobiographical moments, and stories the group creates together. We will also discuss the art, craft and business of playwriting.

The playwrights will work with an ensemble of actors made up of professional actors, and LADC actors, who will perform the plays at the end of the week.

Grade 7 and up (Fall 2017)

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Beyond Shakespeare

July 17 to July 21
Location TBD (Hollywood)

Back by popular demand, our directors’ exceptional training is brought into this week – guests will come to teach various acting and movement techniques such as Spolin Games, Agosto Boal’s Theatre of the Oppressed for Social Justice, Kristin Linklater’s Free the Voice, Ann Bogarts VIEWPOINTS, Sanford Meisner, Actor’s Studio, and Laban Effort-Shape.

In addition to these incredible theater tools and de-stressors for everyday life, our students will be exploring Shakespeare’s comrades – classical and modern playwrights with a gift for storytelling, who use language in a distinctive way.

Grade 7 and up (Fall 2017)

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Shakespeare and Song

July 24 to 28
Location TBD (Hollywood)

The works of Shakespeare are filled with song. As always, students will spend their days discovering Shakespeare using a variety of physical and vocal disciplines – with the ultimate purpose always to invoke the creative spirit that exists in every child. But for this special week, we will pay special emphasis to the plays where his words are accompanied with music and dancing.

Participants need not be singers/dancers – each child will have the opportunity to explore within his/her comfort zone, and encouraged to reach outside of it when ready!

For 3rd through 9th grade (Fall 2017)

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Shakespeare and the Greeks

July 31 to August 4
Fais Do Do – 5253 W. Adams Blvd

We not only explore Shakespeare’s plays set in Greece, but his references to mythology and Greek Gods, and the perspectives of Greek Philosophers like Plato, Epicurus, and Ovid. And we introduce the basis for all modern books, plays and screenplays – Aristotle’s Poetics. With this rich banquet of ideas, we create original skits and weave them with Shakespeare’s Greek plays.

For 3rd through 9th grade (Fall 2017)

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