701 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
The California Shakespeare Theater Summer Shakespeare Conservatory is rooted in the same passion for artistic exploration that guides Cal Shakes' Main Stage productions. We ask our students to set aside limits: to be courageous and open to surprise as they immerse themselves in the immediacy and power of Shakespeare's plays. We offer opportunities to engage creatively with professional artists and fellow students through expressive language, deep acting process, active investigation of historic context and public performance. Working with professional teaching artists experienced teachers who are artists in their own right. Conservatory students spend the morning studying acting, voice, physical comedy, stage combat, movement, improvisation and text; afternoons are for rehearsals, where all the disciplines come together to create a fully-realized, specially-adapted public performance of a Shakespeare play on the final day of the conservatory session.