Upstart Crows (12-18)

Teens have something to say.
Shakespeare gives us the best words in the world.
Be heard. Be an Upstart Crow!


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Summer 2020 Upstart Crows Camps are NOW enrolling!
(enroll online)

Camps meet Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm for two weeks. A performance for family and friends is presented on the final day of each session, followed by a celebratory cast party! This summer Upstart Crows will be performing an abridged version of one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies, King Lear. This is the same title we'll be staging for Free Shakespeare in the Park this summer, so actors will have the opportunity to see another expression of the same play! Experience welcome but not required. 

At Upstart Crows Camps you'll:

  •  Explore Shakespeare’s text, themes and language
  •  Enhance your performance abilities
  •  Expand your vocal and movement skills
  •  Learn advanced stage combat 
  •  Develop audition technique and more!

All scripts, materials and supplies for the performance PLUS a Shakespeare Camp t-shirt are included for $695!
Optional aftercare is available at most locations for $150 for two-weeks.

Scholarship assistance is available for families in need.

2020 Upstart Crows Dates and Locations
(click to enroll online)

June 8 - June 19 Oakland Oakland School for the Arts, 530 19th St
June 22 - July 3 San Francisco First Unitarian Universalist Center, 1187 Franklin St
June 22 - July 3 San Mateo Odyssey School, 201 Polhemus Rd
July 6 - July 17 Berkeley John Hinkel Park, 41 Somerset Ave
July 6 - July 17 Cupertino Union Church of Cupertino, 20900 Stevens Creek Blvd
July 6 - July 17 Pleasanton Trinity Lutheran Church, 1225 Hopyard Road
July 20-July 31 Berkeley John Hinkel Park, 41 Somerset Ave
July 20-July 31 Cupertino Quinlan Community Center, 10185 N Stelling Rd