On Monday, February 16, Cal Shakes campers and campers to be are invited to the Holy Names High School Auditorium (4660 Harbord Dr. in the Montclair district of Oakland) for a Summer Theater Programs Open House event. From 6:30-8pm, attendees will have the opportunity to reconnect with friends, learn more about the Summer Theater Programs by meeting campers and teachers, and, for first-timers, interview for Five-Week Conservatory.
With Shakespeare as their inspiration, participants in our Summer Theater Programs spend the morning studying acting, voice, physical comedy, stage combat, movement, improvisation, text, and more; afternoons are for rehearsals, practicing and exploring the scenes or plays that will be performed on each program’s last day. This summer, Cal Shakes is pleased to offer both Five- and Two- Week Conservatories at Holy Names in the Oakland Hills, in addition to our Two-Week Camp at Bentley Upper School (Lafayette). While slightly different in class content and structure, each program is suitable for all ages. Scholarships are available, as is transportation assistance. Five-Week Conservatory is the only program that requires an interview—no audition necessary, though.