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Summer 2015 – Advanced Shakes 15-08-2124

Advanced Shakespeare Intensive

Bayfront Theater, San Francisco


  • Wed, August 5, 7-10pm 
  • Thurs, August 6, 7-10pm
  • Fri, August 7, 10am-5pm (with a 1-hour lunch break from 1-2pm)
  • Sat, August 8, 10am-5pm (with a 1-hour lunch break from 1-2pm)
  • Sun, August 9, 10am-1pm 

Performances: Two performances on Sunday, August 9, 2-4pm and 5-7pm  

Class size: 12 students maximum
Class hours: 21 hours of instruction total, see above schedule for a breakdown of hours each day
Prerequisite:  Prior improv training and performance experience, including long-form experience. Please contact Regina Saisi, Dean, with any questions about prerequisites or your eligibility at or 415-474-6776.

The Advanced Shakespeare Intensive will take a deep dive into the magical world of Improvised Shakespeare.  It is intended for students who already have a basic understanding and comfort with Improvised Shakespeare and are looking to play more fully with the theatricality, emotions, playfulness and poetry of the Bard. 

Having covered basics of language, storytelling and themes in basic Improvised Shakespeare, this workshop will go deeper, encouraging students to push past their comfort zones, access new shades of character, emotionality, and energetic tones to create a full and magical story.  We’ll cover topics of theatrical stage picture and movement, committed emotion, truthful acting, character variety, and connected storytelling in a cohesive ensemble.  

Priority will be given to those who have completed an Improvised Shakespeare Workshop.

**Register before June 1st to take advantage of our early registration rate of $419. After June 1st class price increases to $449.**




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