First-year Students

YSW First Year Text Class

“We are an unlikely bunch with wildly divergent personalities and background stories who otherwise might never have met, let alone come together as an ensemble.  But we have forged a community, and at its heart is unwavering acceptance of each other as we explore different ways of expressing the text and ourselves.  Not only has the workshop helped me find the power in my voice, it has taught me how to stand with confidence, and above all, how to be with conviction.” – Alice, first year 2013, returning student 2014

 

Seven weeks of rigorous instruction in text, acting, voice, fencing — a crash course in some of the greatest poetry ever written.

In daily three-hour classes grapple first-hand with the meanings and complexities of Shakespeare’s words, expand the range and clarity of your voice, and learn to fence with rapier and dagger.  At the end of seven weeks a public recital is presented at the Broadway Performance Hall on Seattle’s Capitol Hill.

HOW TO JOIN US:

No previous theatre experience is necessary.

All coursework is tuition free.

Our low-key audition/interviews will be at selected school sites in the Seattle area. Interviews for Summer 2017 can be scheduled by phone.  For the audition, you should arrive having memorized a short bit of text from Shakespeare.  It needn’t match your age or gender. Choose something you like. Please bring a current photo, if available, doesn’t need to be professional or glamorous (a snap shot is fine, it just needs to look like you).  If a photo is not available, we can take one at the time of the audition. Questions? Call our voice mail at 206-284-7580.

Classes will be held at Cornish College of the Arts for summer 2016.

First Year Student Summer 2017 Class Schedule

July 5 through August 20 Group A Group B
Monday Text 3-6pm 12-3pm
Tuesday Voice & Fence 3-6pm 3-6pm
Wednesday Text 3-6pm 12-3pm
Thursday Voice & Fence 3-6pm 3-6pm
Friday Text 3-6pm 3-6pm

Note: In the final week, we may lengthen class time to as much as six hours a day.

Weeks One and Two: Sonnets
Weeks Three and Four: Speeches
Weeks Five and Six: Scenes
Week Seven: Preparation for recital.