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Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

Camps Put Kids in King's Men Mode

Play On: Baltimore Shakespeare Factory logoThe Baltimore Shakespeare Factory has announced its “Summer with Shakespeare: Performance Workshops“ for students entering grades 3–12, who can experience what it might be like to travel back in time to the 1600s and be a part of the fun and excitement of Shakespeare's acting company, The King's Men.

Summer with Shakespeare is a great way to learn acting skills, make friends, build confidence, and develop an appreciation and understanding of Shakespeare's work. Plus, the company claims, it's a “malmsey-butt” of fun.

Baltimore workshops run in one-week, Monday-through-Friday sessions July 29 through August 16 in the Meadow at the John Hopkins University's Evergreen Museum & Library at 4545 N. Charles Street, in Baltimore, Md. For a limited time, enrollment fees are $250 per student. After May 27, rates will increase to $300. Before-care is available beginning at 8 a.m. for $15 each day, or $50 for the week. Registration is limited to 20 students per session.

The company will also conduct a Carroll County Session, July 15–19, at Century High School in Sykesville, Md.

During each one-week session, students will have the opportunity to

Each week culminates with a full-length performance of Hamlet or A Midsummer Night's Dream, giving students the opportunity to demonstrate their new skills.

For more information or to enroll, call 410-921-9455, or e-mail

Wendy Meetze is the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory's new director of education. The Virginia Tech graduate with a bachelor's in theater arts previously served as deputy director of the Howard County Arts Council. A former high school theater teacher, local actor, and director, Meetze has worked with, among other groups, The Heritage Players, Silhouette Stages, The Music Theatre of Williamsburg, and Theatre IV.

May 22, 2013

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