SUMMER ACTING WORKSHOPS

We offer a variety of educational opportunities for actors of all ages and experience levels. Our workshops allow actors to hone their skills in a nurturing environment overseen by veteran performers and instructors.

This summer, our workshops are made possible with a special gift from the City of Garden Grove.

YOUTH PRODUCTION "A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM" with THEATER SEOUL

The Young Actor's Project: Recommended for ages 8-15
June 18 through June 30 - With two public performances at 11AM on Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30.
Location: Garden Grove Community Center in Village Park
Cost $500
(Show admission is FREE)

Spend two weeks working with professional artists from Shakespeare Orange County, Orange County School of The Arts (OCSA) and Theater Seoul developing and performing a one-hour children's musical version of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. You'll sing, dance and act in this workshop. At the conclusion of the program, you will get to perform the show twice for community children in a free performance. This is a wonderful summer experience for kids! Costumes, music, and everything you will need is included. Younger children may be accepted on a case by case basis.

Directed by: John Walcutt Director of The Acting Conservatory at OCSA, Artistic Director of Shakespeare Orange County
Co-Directors: Kevin Kim and Natia Lee Theater Seoul
Vocal and Dance Coach: Cora Riley OCSA's Acting Conservatory

SHAKESPEARE INTENSIVE

10th Grade up to young adults
Afternoons July 23 through July 27
Location: Garden Grove Community Center in Village Park
Cost $250

Spend five intense afternoons working with the professional artists and company members of Shakespeare Orange County, led by Guest Artists from Hollywood, including the 2017 LA DRAMA CRITICS AWARD WINNING ACTOR Bo Foxworth, LA OVATION AWARD NOMINEE Elyse Mirto, and SCREEN ACTORS GUILD AWARD WINNING ACTOR John Walcutt. Develop your Shakespeare performance chops with leading professional from the OC and LA scene! This will be our best ever!

MONDAY

  • 11AM-1PM    Bo and Elyse    ACTING SHAKESPEARE'S CHARACTERS
  • 1PM-3PM    Armin Shimmerman    Shakespeare's Heightened Verse and Rhetoric

TUESDAY

  • 11AM-2PM    Mike Peebler    Cracking Shakespeare's Code and bringing scansion to life
  • 2PM-3PM    John Walcutt    Physicality and Shakespeare

WEDNESDAY:

  • 11AM-1PM    Bo and Elyse    ACTING SHAKESPEARE'S CHARACTERS
  • 1PM-3PM    Armin Shimmerman    Shakespeare's Heightened Verse and Rhetoric

THURSDAY

  • 11AM-2PM    Nike Doukas    Using Sonnets to break Shakespeare's code
  • 2PM-3PM    John Walcutt    Physicality and Shakespeare

FRIDAY

  • 11AM-3PM    Bo and Elyse    ACTING SHAKESPEARE'S CHARACTERS
  • Possible performance for OCSA CSARTS

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

BO FOXWORTH
Winner of The LA DRAMA CRITICS AWARD, leading actor at SOC, THE ANTEAUS CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY, and SOUTH COAST REPERTORY, TV and FILM.

ELYSE MIRTO
OVATION AWARD NOMINEE for Outstanding LA ACTRESS. Leading actress at SCR, A NOISE WITHIN, and THE ANTAEUS CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY, film and TV.

ARMIN SHIMMERMAN
A world-famous TV actor known for his role as Quark, the Ferengi Bartender, on STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE, STAR TREK; THE NEXT GENERATION, and STAR TREK: VOYAGER, he is a graduate of UCLA and THE OLD GLOBE THEATRE, and a founding member of LA's ANTAEUS CLASSICAL THEATRE COMPANY; also a noted Shakespearean actor and scholar.

MIKE PEEBLER
Associate Artistic Director of SOC, actor and noted director of Shakespeare at The WILL GEER THEATRICUM BOTANICUM in Malibu; TV and Film actor most recently starred as the captain of the Hindenberg on Nat Geo; and award-winning film director.

JOHN WALCUTT
Artistic Director of SOC, Director of THE ACTING CONSERVATORY at the Orange County School of The Arts;award-winning actor of Shakespeare, and more than 200 film and TV credits.

NIKE DOUKAS
Noted actress and director at SCR, THE ANTEAUS THEATRE COMPANY, SHAKESPEARE SANTA CRUZ, and on TV and Film. Directed the recent hit production of Harold Pinter's THE HOTHOUSE at Anteaus, and teaches professionally in L.A.

Bo Foxworth

Elyse Mitro

Armin Shimmerman

John Walcutt

Nike Doukas