Adult Summer Shakespeare Intensive

DATES: Monday/Wednesday/Friday, July 15 – Aug. 9
FINAL PERFORMANCE: Saturday, August. 10
: 10am-5pm
Exit interviews by appointment, Monday Aug. 12
LOCATION: At Theatricum


Online enrollment is now closed. See our other Adult Classes for more opportunities!


Participants in Theatricum’s Shakespeare Intensive are actors, teachers & lovers of Shakespeare who leave this invigorating program inspired, confident and rededicated.

For four weeks this summer an intimate group of individuals (14-18 students) will be led by experts in the study of: Voice & Speech, Movement, Fencing, Stage Combat, Scansion, Text, Rhetoric , Elizabethan Life/History/Music/Dance.

The techniques are applied to scenes and monologues hand-picked for you by Artistic Director, Ellen Geer, after a one-on-one interview, and directed by leading company artists. Scenes and monologues will be presented at a culmination for your invited guests.

Theatricum’s Shakespeare Intensives are open to dedicated beginners and professionals. They demand commitment, curiosity, stamina, and courage. In return, they will open your heart and begin (or rekindle) what may be the greatest love affair of your life – with Shakespeare, his beautiful characters, and his exquisite language.

“The Intensive was a tremendous experience. I am reaping the benefits of all the expertise and skills that I learned. Do yourself a favor, sign up and move your career forward.” – 2018 Intensive Student

Meet Our Teaching Artists!

Ellen Geer, Artistic Director of Theatricum Botanicum
Auditioning Technique

Dr. Lori Anne Ferrell, Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Claremont Graduate University
Elizabethan History

Elizabeth Tobias, Education Director of Theatricum Botanicum
Elizabethan Movement

Misako Tsuchiya, Acclaimed Alexander Instructor
Alexander Technique

Melora Marshall, Renowned Actor and Movement Teacher
Shakespearean Scenes and Elizabethan Dance

Sandie Massie, Instructor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Voice and Speech

Jenifer Parker, Instructor at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Scansion and Rhetoric

Willow Geer, Renowned Actor and Teacher
Shakespearean Monologues

For more information about our classes, contact Frank Weidner at or leave a voice mail at 310-455-2322.

Pre-class interview required.




A minimum, non-refundable 50% deposit is required. Full payment is due 5 days prior to first day of class. Space is NOT guaranteed until FULL PAYMENT is received. All payments are non-refundable.

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