Shakespeare Santa Monica returns for its 10th anniversary season with eight performances of Twelfth Night and six performances of The Taming of the Shrew.
The company is comprised of aspiring student artists and professional actors unified by their commitment to lifelong training in the classics. Every year the handpicked company trains together for weeks before they pick up their scripts for the new season. They train with Louis Scheeder of New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts, Classical Studio; Jean Louis Rodrique of UCLA; and John Farmanesh-Bocca, former Directing Fellow at The Juilliard School and Guest Faculty at NYU.
We believe Shakespeare is most successful when it becomes a part of the fabric of our community. Accessibility will ensure that future generations have the opportunity to experience the poetry, power and timelessness of Shakespeares theatrical work, said Farmanesh-Bocca.
One of the primary functions of Shakespeare Santa Monica is as a summer professional training intensive in classical theatre acting, with teachers and directors from some of the finest arts institutions in the nation.
The Curriculum consists of Text Analysis, Voice and Speech, Physical Approach, Scene Study, as well as Audition Technique. The focus is on elevating the actors all around game, so that they approach classical text, as well as all other work, with greater specificity, clarity, inspiration and daring.
Having given more than 1,500 youth complimentary tickets to area organizations, Shakespeare Santa Monica continues to educate and enrich through the medium and magic of Shakespeare every summer.
Performances of Twelfth Night take place on Friday, Aug. 9; Saturday, Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31, and Sundays, Aug. 11, 18, 25. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
Performances of The Taming of the Shrew take place on Thursday, August 15, 22, 29; and Fridays, Aug. 16, 23, 30. All performances begin at 8 p.m.
To reserve tickets online, please visit ShakespeareSanta Monica.com.