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Clive WorsleyDear Friends,

If you’ve ever heard me ask the question, “How do we do this?”, then you know the answer, “Together!”

That’s how we do everything here at Cal Shakes and, as we celebrate our 40th anniversary this year, we’re reminded of how important that togetherness is. It’s how we got where we are today, it’s how we’ll get to where we’re going in the future and it’s why we put so much energy into cultivating meaningful and long-lasting relationships: with our audiences; with local schools, teachers, and students; and with you.

And it’s also why I’m so excited to invite you to our 2014 Summer Shakespeare Conservatories, in three awesome new locations.

Building on the success of our 12-year partnership with Orinda Intermediate School, I’m delighted to let you know that OIS is the new location for our Lamorinda-area Two- and Five-week Conservatories.

Looking ahead, we want to nurture new connections, too. Our Three-week Conservatory will be held at the prestigious Oakland School for the Arts, at its fabulous downtown Oakland campus; and we are thrilled to better serve our Oakland hills families with our other Two-week Conservatory at Zion Lutheran School in Piedmont.

Thanks to the best group of teachers, directors, and student actors in the Bay Area we anticipate beginning the next 40 years of Cal Shakes history with a summer full of friendships both old and new; building skills as performers and citizens; and creating excellent theater together.

I hope to see you there!

Sincerely,
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Clive Worsley
Director of Artistic Learning

"My daughter has gained invaluable insight into Shakespeare that could never be achieved in a classroom alone and that she applies to any live performance experience she is part of.” —Mom Melissa Abbe

"It's fun, inspiring, and packed with creativity. The teachers talk to you as if they're talking to an adult, which I like. It's really different from other camps in that way."
—Nine-year-old Adeline

Cal Shakes’ Summer Shakespeare Conservatory for ages 8-18 offers a theater experience rooted in the same passion for artistic exploration and excellence that guides our award-winning Main Stage productions. We foster self-expression and artistic discipline to engage students in the theater-making process: In the dynamic study and physical experience of developing some of literature’s greatest characters, our students also develop their own.

Participants spend the morning playing and creating in a wide variety of theater disciplines, taught by working theater professionals.

Afternoons are spent in rehearsals. The experience culminates in Shakespeare performances for family and friends at the end of the program.

CLASSES

  • Acting
  • Stage Combat
  • Improvisation
  • Movement
  • Voice and Text
  • Shakespeare History
  • Master Classes including:
  • The Art of Voiceover
  • Professionalism
  • Clowning/Physical Comedy
  • On-Camera Acting
  • Stage Makeup
  • Mask Work

LOCATIONS

Five-week session at Orinda Intermediate School June 23–July 26
Two-week session at Orinda Intermediate School July 28–August 8
Three-week session at Oakland School for the Arts July 7–25
Two-week session at Zion Lutheran School in Piedmont July 28–August 8

Full details on each location are in the tabbed box below.

CONTACT

Have questions? Reach out to Artistic Learning Coordinator Whitney Grace Krause at 510.548.3422 x105 or learn@calshakes.org.

Want to get social? Like us at Facebook.com/calshakesconservatory to post your photos, memories, questions, and other thoughts.

Think a picture’s worth a thousand words? Click here to check out some of our favorite photos from 2013’s conservatories.








Conservatory scholarships are underwritten in part through the generous support of the Sidney E. Frank Foundation.

If you are interested in a payment plan or financial aid, call Whitney Grace Krause at 510.548.3422 x105.


  • ORINDA INTERMEDIATE
    SCHOOL
  • DOWNTOWN
    OAKLAND
  • Piedmont
     
  • Registration
     
  • Scholarships/
    Financial Aid
  • Refund Policy
     

DATES

Five-week session* at Orinda Intermediate School     June 23–July 26
Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; performances Fri & Sat, Jul 25 & 26

Two-week session at Orinda Intermediate School      July 28–August 8

Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; performances Fri, Aug 8

Location

80 Ivy Dr, Orinda

Tuition

Five-week Conservatory* $1425; Two-week Conservatory $600. ($100 nonrefundable deposit due with registration; deposit will be applied to full tuition. Balance of payment is due by the first day of your Conservatory session.)

*First-time enrollment in Five-week Conservatory is dependent on an interview; no audition is required.

Open house

See the camp site, meet staff, and ask questions on Monday March 24, 6:30-7:30pm.

Dates

Three-week session at Oakland School for the Arts     July 7–25
Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; performances Fri, Jul 25

Location

530 18th Street, Oakland

Tuition

$850 ($100 nonrefundable deposit due with registration; deposit will be applied to full tuition. Balance of payment is due by the first day of your Conservatory session.)

Open house

See the camp site, meet staff, and ask questions on Tuesday, March 25, 6:30-7:30pm.

Dates

Two-week session at Zion Lutheran School in Piedmont     July 28–August 8
Mon–Fri 9am–3pm; performances Fri, Aug 8

Location

5201 Park Blvd, Piedmont

Tuition

$600 ($100 nonrefundable deposit due with registration; deposit will be applied to full tuition. Balance of payment is due by the first day of your Conservatory session.)

Open house

See the camp site, meet staff, and ask questions on Tuesday, March 18, 6-7pm.

The online application process takes approximately 20 minutes to complete; if you are unable to complete the application in one sitting, you can save your work and come back to it as needed.

PC users should use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox; Mac users must use Mozilla Firefox.

Cal Shakes uses a third-party vendor for its online registration process; if you require technical assistance with the online form, please call 866-433-4548







If you would prefer to register over the phone, please call Whitney Grace Krause at 510.548.3422 x105

Financial assistance is available. First deadline to apply is March 31; applying for this round is strongly encouraged, especially for the five-week session, which fills quickly. The second deadline is April 28, at which point we will award any remaining scholarship funds.

Click here to download or view the financial aid application.

For any questions regarding financial aid, please call Whitney Grace Krause at 510.548.3422 x105.

• Cancellation up to eight weeks before conservatory session begins = 100% refund, minus $50
   processing fee.

• Cancellation up to four weeks before conservatory session begins = 50% refund, minus $50
   processing fee.

• Cancellation within four weeks of conservatory session start date = no refund.