Throughout 2024

drama Programs—for grown ups!

Become part of our repertory: Join in the fun and perform on the Blackfriars Stage along with ASC Education Artists and other special guests. “No Kidding” programming happens throughout the year, where adult theatre lovers meet to read, rehearse, and perform classic plays!

“NO KIDDING” PROGRAMMING

No Kidding Drama Club: The No Kidding Drama Club meets to read and rehearse a classic play once a week over the course of one month, with a final staged reading at the Blackfriars Playhouse on the last day. Sessions happen throughout the year, see below for information on the next session.

No Kidding Shakespeare Camp: This special weeklong program happens once each summer. Adult thespians of all experience levels are invited to spend a week strutting and fretting their hour upon the stage in a program that blends performance training with academic enrichment. You will get a crash course in all the skills that ASC actors use in professional productions in a low-stakes, Renaissance-style (ensemble directed), week-long rehearsal process culminating in a staged reading performance.

Suitable for participants aged 18+

Questions? Please email education@americanshakespearecenter.com

DRAMA CLUB SPRING CYCLE: APRIL 27-MAY 19, 2024

Play: George A Greene, or The Pinner of Wakefield by Robert Greene

This cycle we will produce a staged reading of a very silly play, the Staging Session WINNER at the 2023 Blackfriars Conference. If you like slapstick comedy with a little Robin Hood thrown in, you will have a blast! All experience levels welcome. Suitable for participants ages 18 and up. Drama Club tuition is $140.

Schedule:

Saturday, Apr 27 Rehearsal 11 AM – 2 PM

Saturday, May 4 Rehearsal 11 AM – 2 PM

Saturday, May 11 Rehearsal 11 AM – 2 PM

Saturday, May 18 Rehearsal 11 AM – 2 PM

Sunday, May 19 Final Performance at 10 AM

2024 SPRING CYCLE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

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SHAKESPEARE CAMP 2024: JULY 29-August 5

Ever wanted to live the life of a Shakespearean actor? Now’s your chance!

Join us for a thrilling week of collaboration, workshops, and stagecraft as we work to produce a staged reading of Shakespeare’s classic love story, The Two Gentlemen of Verona. All experience levels welcome. Suitable for participants ages 18 and up.

Camp tuition is $1,300 for day campers, and covers instruction and show tickets. Registration for this option will remain open as long as there are spots remaining (max 20 participants).

Camp tuition is $2,300 for campers who elect for the “residential” option hosted at Hotel 24 South, which covers the above in addition to lodging and breakfast. Registration for this residential option closes on June 1.

Summer Camp discounts are available for teachers; email education@americanshakespearecenter.com for details.

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Calendar for "No Kidding" Programs for Adults