Shakespeare Under the Stars

Camp Dates: July 5-30, 2022
Performance Dates: July 25-30, 2022 at 8:15 p.m. each evening. Entrance is free and no reservations or tickets are required.

2022 will be our 25th year of Shakespeare under the Stars. Due to this special anniversary, we will be featuring one of our inaugural shows, "Taming of the Shrew". The show will be performed in One Act plays ages 12 and up. Because this is the 25th year of SUS, we are inviting alumni to be a part of this very special celebration.

This Shakespeare intensive gives middle and high school students the opportunity to perform a full Shakespeare play while also working on costumes, constructing the set, and attending workshops that develop their acting skills.

Shakespeare Under the Stars (SUS) found a permanent home when the EmilyAnn was founded. Originally a program of Wimberley High School, Shakespeare Under the Stars has been fully funded and administered by the EmilyAnn Theatre since 1998. This unique Shakespeare Intensive offers students the opportunity to study and perform one of Shakespeare's plays during the summer. Students select an area of technical theatre (set construction, costuming, or lighting) on which to focus. With guidance, students aid in the construction of the costumes and sets. When not working on their assigned technical area, students rehearse with the director, working on acting and the understanding of Shakespeare's plays. Students also attend workshops to compliment their theatre experience. The experience culminates with the production of a full-length play.

The goals of Shakespeare Under the Stars are to:
  • foster a love, appreciation, and understanding of Shakespeare's works,
  • enable students to assist in producing a full-length play,
  • provide students with a solid background in theatre industry practices and safety standards,
  • and build students' self-confidence, team-work skills, leadership skills, & competence in theatre arts.