The YES! Project – Youth Engage Shakespeare


Fresno Pacific Theater is happy to present the first annual YES! Shakespeare Project this July – August (2013).

Through a partnership with Woodward Shakespeare Festival (WSF), FPU will co-host local teens in a three-week workshop around WSF’s summer season of Shakespearean plays. We will play games together, practice Shakespearean style, learn scenes and explore our creative voices by devising original scenes in response to the play material.

The workshop culminates with a performance at the WSF stage in Woodward Park on Friday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m.

Workshop facilitators are Julia Reimer (FPU theater faculty) and Erin Baird (Edison High School theater faculty).

Workshop Dates:

July 29 – August 16, 2013*

Weeks 1 & 2: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm (at FPU; lunch provided)
Week 3: Monday – Tuesday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (at FPU; lunch provided)
Wednesday – Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (rehearsals/performance at the park)

*Applicants MUST be able to commit to all sessions and the final rehearsal/performance times.

Workshop Locations:

Fresno Pacific University campus (Marpeck 101)
Woodward Shakespeare Festival Stage, Woodward Park (Fort Washington entrance)


The  workshop is for teens in high school, going into high school, or who have just graduated. No prior theater or Shakespeare experience necessary.


$45 / scholarships available

Registration Information and Materials:

Complete YES! Project Information available for download.

To register, please download and mail in the registration form.


Contact Julia Reimer, YES! Project director with questions:

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