Summer Camps 2019



July 26 - 28th | 2 Night Overnight | $200

We are thrilled to announce that through our partnership with the Great River Shakespeare Festival, SYT is once again able to offer an exclusive weekend experience for SYT students and alumni.

This weekend trip includes transportation to and from Winona and chaperoned overnight lodging.

Soak up a weekend jam-packed with workshops, master classes, performances, and talkbacks, including four GRSF shows, a private event exclusively for SYT students, and an opportunity to meet and talk with GRSF artists.

Register soon - this opportunity closes July 8th!



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May 14 - 30 | Tu, Th | 6pm - 8pm | $160

Learn how to safely and convincingly take a dagger to the heart, die by poison and confront ultimate betrayal in this hybrid workshop of hair-raising stage combat and heartbreaking Shakespearean death scenes.

Taught by veteran Twin Cities fight director Annie Enneking and SYT artistic director Logan Verdoorn.

No prior theatre or acting experience is necessary! This two week workshop is an excellent introduction to Shakespeare, with a fun and physical twist! Plus, there will be swords. Did we mention there will be swords?


Summer Intensive | June 10 - July 28

Join the SYT Summer Ensemble as we tackle Shakespeare’s comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona, opening July 18th! Rehearsals: June 10 - July 17.


SYT is currently accepting new students ages 12 - 19 for the 2019 Summer Ensemble! Please email subject line: Summer Ensemble Audition to schedule an audition or find out more about the Summer Ensemble. No prior performance experience is necessary!

Summer Ensemble students will study and strengthen core classical acting techniques, including:

  • voice and breath work to strengthen the physical connections between the actor and the text

  • movement work, including Viewpoints and stage combat with trained instructors

  • Original Practices text work using the text from Shakespeare’s First Folio

  • in-depth analysis of Shakespeare’s verse; poetic techniques including anthesis, assonance, metaphor, and iambic pentameter will be studied and applied in peformance

  • focus on the actor’s creative voice in the rehearsal room; development of each student’s personal interpretation of the text and its relevance in 2019

Interested? Want to talk to a current student, meet with the director, or schedule an audition? Please email to get in touch!

No previous Shakespeare or theatre experience is necessary!

SYT Core Ensemble members square off in 2019’s production of The Two Noble Kinsmen. Stage combat choreography by Annie Enneking.

SYT Core Ensemble members square off in 2019’s production of The Two Noble Kinsmen. Stage combat choreography by Annie Enneking.


All SYT Summer Camps and Programs except SYT @ GRSF will be held at Studio 306, SYT’s theatre and studio space in Saint Paul.

Shakespearean Youth Theatre
550 Vandalia St. #306
Saint Paul, MN 55114