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Young Players Ages 12-14

Current Grades 6th – 8th

Young Players will collaborate to imaginatively perform a Shakespeare play. Participants investigate how Shakespeare directs actors through his text, learn to create unique characters and explore the art of unarmed stage combat. Camp will culminate with a Saturday morning performance at the Shakespeare Theatre Company (performances in McLean, Alexandria, and at Edmund Burke School will remain onsite).

Washington, DC

Session IReserve

June 27 – July 9 (No camp July 4th)
Witches’ prophecies lead to endless tragedy for Macbeth, Lady Macbeth and all who disrupt their ambitions to be King and Queen of Scotland.
Lansburgh Theatre

Session IIReserve

July 11 – July 23
As You Like It
Rosalind and Celia run away to the Forest of Arden and find love, mischief and mirth in the woods.
STC Rehearsal Studios

Session IIIReserve

July 25 – August 6
Julius Caesar
Political upheaval and betrayal lead to the death of Rome’s leader at the hands of his closest allies.
Lansburgh Theatre

Session IVReserve

August 8 - August 20
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare’s classic story of bickering lovers, a kingdom of fairies, and some rude mechanicals who just want to put on a play.
Lansburgh Theatre

Edmund Burke School

Van Ness—UDC Metro
July 18 – July 29
(Final performance at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 29)
The King is murdered. Shakespeare’s ultimate tragedy unfolds as the Danish Prince decides how to revenge his father’s death.

**Online registration for Camp Shakespeare at Edmund Burke School through Summer in the City is available at beginning January 1. Please call 202.547.5688 to register over the phone.



July 25 - August 6
Twelfth Night
George Washington Masonic Memorial

Music, love, laughter and merry deception mingle in one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies.


July 11 – July 22 (Final performance at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22)
The Tempest
The Potomac School

A shipwreck on a magical island leads to reconciliation, love and forgiveness in this comedic tale.

**Online registration for Camp Shakespeare at The Potomac School through Summer @ Potomac is available at beginning in January.