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The Upstart Crows
Like Shakespeare taking the world by storm, this three-week adventure gives teens ages 13-18 an immersive, fun, challenging deep dive into playing Shakespeare!


This brand new summer program brings teens together for a three week session of pure Shakespearian adventure. Here are the details...

Who: Teens ages 13-18
When: June 24 - July 12, Mon - Fri 9am - 4pm
Where: Southern Connecticut State University - Lyman Center for Performing Arts, 501 Crescent Avenue, New Haven, CT
Tuition: $750 + $22.50 - Pay online here or fill out registration form and mail checks to PO Box 206029 New Haven, CT 06520

Students spend three weeks immersed in a challenging, creative and fun environment working with theater professionals who are experts in their specialty. Morning classes include acting, voice, movement, stage combat and clown. Afternoons are full of rehearsal for a 75-minute performance!

Teens Campers become their own Renaissance Theatre Troupe, supported by the professional company with set, costumes, and props, creating and touring their performance throughout New Haven on the last three days of camp.

Some important information about Teen Camp...

  • Open for students 13-18

  • 8:1 student to teacher ratio

  • The maximum number of campers 16

  • Our teaching artists are working actors, stage managers, directors, and designers, with advanced degrees in both theater and education.

  • Students must bring their own lunch, as no food will be provided.

  • Final Family performance will be at 2:00 PM on the final Friday of the camp.

  • We accept all campers, including those with special needs.

  • Financial Assistance may be available.

Registration Opens February 1st!


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Teen Camp Registration Form

How will you be paying? A link to pay online will be sent to you after submitting this form! *
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ATTENDANCE POLICY Due to the rehearsal and performance based nature of ESC programs, attendance by all students at every session is essential. Any absence must be explicitly approved before the start of the program. CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY Elm Shakespeare Company reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment. Full refunds are issued for cancelled classes. We make every effort to notify students of any postponements and cancellations at least 48 hours before the first scheduled class. Postponed classes will be re-scheduled. Dates and times are subject to change as necessary. If you wish to withdraw from a class and receive a 50% refund, you must notify Elm Shakespeare at least one week before the first class meeting. Refunds take 1-2 weeks to process. PARENT OR GUARDIAN PLEASE READ, THEN SIGN AND DATE BOTTOM LINE In consideration of my child participating in Elm Shakespeare’s educational program, I hereby discharge and release and forever hold harmless Elm Shakespeare Company and their affiliates, sponsors, agents, employees, assigns, successors, and heirs and any facility at which events are held, from any and all claims, actions, losses, damages, or expenses for personal or bodily injury (including death) and property loss or damage of whatever nature or cause, incurred by me (or my child) arising out of or in any conjunction with my (or my child’s) participation in the aforementioned program. I hereby consent I am of legal age and capacity and have read and understand the contents of the Consent and Release.
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I think acting is inspiring. I get to use my character, sometimes, to get my anger out.
— Mauro Sheridan student

Questions about Teen Intensive?
We're available by phone or text 203.392.6532
Email: Education@ElmShakespeare.org