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Imagine this scene: You are chatting about your acting scene with a fellow actor, sipping cool water as the sun sets in a pastel-painted panorama amongst the monolithic red rocks of the northern Arizona desert. The air is cooling off and as you begin some vocal exercises the sounds echo off the nearby juniper trees and walls of natural rock. You are in a serenely magical place honing the skills you need to perform Shakespeare’s works, connecting with other theatre students and professionals while growing artistically and professionally.

This scene will be reality for an extraordinary three weeks in the rich beauty and cultural diversity of Sedona, Arizona.


Faculty            Typical Class Schedule

The Shakespeare Sedona Institute is a three-week intensive training program that focuses on classical techniques used in voice, movement, speech, text, combat, improvisation and acting. The faculty hails from the finest institutions around the United States including NYU, the Yale School of Drama, Shakespeare & Co., American Conservatory Theatre, The Juilliard School, Boston University, Emerson College and others.

You will not be sitting around listening to instructors telling old war stories; you will be actively engaged in achieving the skills your body, voice and mind need to help you pursue your creative goals and career ambitions as a theatrical artist.

You will interact with members of the professional company and be involved in special workshops with Guest Artists. Combining all this with one of the most magical settings on Planet Earth, The Shakespeare Sedona Institute is an experience unlike any other in the world.

The Institute wraps up with final scene performances by all the students. Students get complimentary tickets to Shakespeare Sedona's Festival productions, which take place at
Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village.

Dates: June 7 - 27, 2009

Classes are structured on a conservatory model and students will train together from 9:00 AM until 10:00 PM. All classes take place at Yavapai College---Sedona Center for Arts and Technology. Housing is in vacation properties nearby.

Cost: $2,600

Tuition, room and board are included.

Early Registration Cost: $2,300

To receive this rate, you must have application materials and the $1,150 deposit delivered to Shakespeare Sedona by April 1, 2009.

Scholarships and Work-Study available. Further reductions in tuition can be accomplished in a variety of ways. Please contact the Institute Director or leave a message at the number below.

There are more opportunities to save on this superb training experience. If three students enroll from
your college, university, or program, you will each receive an additional
10% discount. If five or more enroll, you will each receive an additional
15% discount.


Visa and Mastercard accepted

Furthermore, if students secure corporate sponsorship, the sponsor will receive a letter for tax deduction purposes for supporting your training in this one-of-a-kind program.

Eligibility: You must be at least 18 years of age to participate. There is no audition required. Admission to the program is through application, recommendation and phone interview.

We are accepting no more than 24 students and student slots are filling.


Send correspondence to:

6929 N. Hayden Road #C4-150
Scottsdale, AZ 85250



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