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The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival Educates and Entertains Youth Throughout the Year With Several Children's Theatre Programs

May 26, 2010

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Lee Koch
leek@tahoebard.com
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, a non-profit organization established for the cultural benefit and enjoyment of all residents and visitors to Lake Tahoe and Reno, offers children's educational programs throughout the year, dedicated to teaching future generations about the importance of including theatre, music and art in their everyday lives. Kids of all ages can delight in programs that range from enjoying free interactive performances of some of Shakespeare's most famous plays to week-long day camps where they learn how to swordfight and act out scenes in front of an audience.

These include:

InterACT Workshops - Working together with The Nevada Shakespeare Company, the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival continues their school-based educational outreach program with the InterACT workshop series. Offered to schools and community groups in Nevada and California from February to June, these workshops are highly interactive and feature activities to help students understand the many timeless themes of Shakespeare's works, as well as the world of theatre as a whole.

D.G Menchetti Young Shakespeare Program - This FREE summer program in its 9th season is offered to children of all ages and features a series of interactive plays showcased throughout Reno, Lake Tahoe, Minden, Carson City, Fallon, Sparks and Truckee at community centers and parks. Youth enjoy performances of The Tempest, created with them in mind, featuring a cast of both professional and young actors. Free performances run from July through early August.

A Midsummer's Camp - This program, now in its 15th season, offers campers the chance to explore the history and language of Shakespeare; building a character, voice, and acting techniques through work with scenes from several Shakespeare plays. Camp instructors are both seasoned professionals and experienced arts educators, trained to enrich a child's summer experience. Curriculum will focus on a representative variety of Shakespeare scenes, which will complement the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) on stage. Selections from Macbeth, Richard III, Midsummer, the Tempest and Much Ado About Nothing, including stage combat choreography, will be performed and taught to the students. The camp will run daily with a culminating performance the Saturday following camp on the Warren Edward Trepp Stage at Sand Harbor, as the Greenshow before the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's performance of Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged).

Enrollment fee includes a camp T-shirt and one complementary general admission ticket to an evening performance of Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged). ($395.00/per person for a one week camp)

Ages 8-13
Tuesday, August 3 - Friday, August 6, 2010; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Incline Village, D.W. Reynolds Non-Profit Community Center (Parasol Building), 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV
Grand Performance: August 7, 2010; 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Warren Edward Trepp Stage at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, NV

Ages 14-18
Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 13, 2010; 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Incline Village, D.W. Reynolds Non-Profit Community Center (Parasol Building), 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV
Grand Performance: August 14, 2010; 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Warren Edward Trepp Stage at the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Sand Harbor State Park, Incline Village, NV

The Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 38th anniversary this year, showcasing the outrageous comedy Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) and live music ranging from funk to classical on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe from July 9th through August 22nd. Surrounded by panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and snowcapped mountains, the Festival brings world-class performing arts to one of the most picturesque amphitheatres in the world.

For more information or to enroll children in the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's educational theatre programs, please visit www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com/For_kids or call 775-832-1616. For the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival's complete calendar of performances and events, please visit www.LakeTahoeShakespeare.com.

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