Acting for the Stage: Shakespeare

Session Dates: July 16, 2017 - July 29, 2017

Are you an aspiring young stage actor ready to tackle the biggest challenges and most rewarding roles in the English repertoire? Are you ready to speak the speech trippingly and explore the world of the Renaissance? 

Shakespeare is waiting for you.  

While overwhelmingly known for its robust film and television market, Los Angeles actually has more theatre seats per capita than any other city - including New York. It also has a great number of Shakespeare companies and Shakespeare festivals. Come study the works of the Bard in the sunshine and by the sea.

Under the guidance of full time LMU faculty, including the former directors of Shakespeare festivals in Pittsburgh and Connecticut, students will approach the world of Shakespeare through text analysis and performance. Supplemented by discussions on history and culture, viewings of performances, workshops on stage combat and Elizabethan movement, the workshop focuses on learning Shakespeare’s language in order to make strong acting choices and bring the world of sixteenth century England alive in twenty-first century Los Angeles.

The workshop concludes with a presentation of scenes on July 29th for parents and invited guests.

  • Los Angeles Area Excursion

    Students enrolled in Acting for the Stage will experience a live off-campus theatrical performance by one of Los Angeles' talented Shakespearean troupes.

  • Course Outcomes
    • Explore the human experience through performance
    • Develop practical communication and leadership skills
    • Creative collaboration
  • 2017 Application Requirements

    This class is open to current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors


    • Online Application & Essay
    • Letter of Recommendation from a teacher or counselor
    • High School Transcripts
    • $50 Application Fee
    • TOEFL Scores (for International applicants whose primary language is not English)

    Additional Materials

    On acceptance, a one-minute monologue from one of Shakespeare's plays is requested to allow our faculty to get to know students and their skill level. Audition reels are not a requirement to apply.

For additional information regarding full program tuition and fees, please visit our Fees Page.

2017 applications are now open!