BAILEYS HARBOR, WI (July 5, 2012) — Fun and play are exactly what's in store with Door Shakespeare's educational summer program for kids, Doorways: Creating Theatre For Children. Last year, over 44 students participated in the camps and each delighted audiences with their original plays: "The Queen Who Wouldn't Smile" and "Shakespeare: The Musical."
Founded by Professional actress Jennefer Ludwigsen in 2000, Doorways offers kids the opportunity to explore the power of language and creativity through developing original theatre. During each session students will play traditional theatre games, learn improvisation skills, and work with the rich poetry of Shakespeare. Ludwigsen will conduct the workshops with the assistance of Door Shakespeare's 2012 acting company.
This year, the camp will include two Tues.- Fri. sessions: July 24th-27th and July 31st-August 3rd. Classes for children ages 7-11 and for middle through high school students will be offered in Baileys Harbor's Bjorklunden gardens, running simultaneously from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm. Younger students will focus on creating original characters and stories, while the older ensemble will work closely with Shakespearean scenes and monologues.
Each four-day session will culminate in a performance of each group's original play that will precede Door Shakespeare's Friday night performance of As You Like It.
Ludwigsen is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Washington MFA Professional Actors Training Program. Along with seven seasons at Door Shakespeare, she has also performed with American Folklore Theatre, as well as appearing at numerous Chicago and Los Angeles theatres, television commercials, the CMT series Angels Among Us, and the upcoming Paramount Pictures feature film, Area 51. Jennefer has taught theatre workshops in Chicago, Seattle, Virginia, and at Northwestern University and the University of Washington.
Tuition is $75 per student and includes workshop materials, snacks, and a Doorways t-shirt. Four student scholarships have been made available by generous donations from The Cookery in Fish Creek and The Yum Yum Tree in Baileys Harbor. Discounts are also available for families with three or more students.
Questions? Please call Jennefer at 206.755.7375; to register call Door Shakespeare at 920.839.1500. www.doorshakespeare.com.
Door Shakespeare's outdoor season runs through Sun., August 12 in the Bjorklunden gardens on Hwy 57, one mile south of Baileys Harbor. "As You Like It" will be performed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, while "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)" will be performed on Thursdays and Saturdays. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. Please call 920.839.1500 for more information or to order tickets. www.doorshakespeare.com.
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