Junior Apprentices


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RJA Activities:

  • Rehearsals including, stage combat, scansion and line interpretation, character development, staging.
  • Weekly classes taught by members of the Kingsmen Festival company including classes in:
    • Scansion of Shakespeare’s language
    • Stage Combat
    • Improvisation
    • Voice and Movement for Shakespearean acting
    • Advanced acting techniques
  • Participation in Festival Activities
  • Nightly performances of original work for kids and adults in “Will’s Corner”
  • Audition, rehearse and performance of a Shakespeare Play (The Merchant of Venice--2017)
  • Support of Festival activities (ushering, stuffing programs, refreshment sales, fundraising)
  • Interaction with professional company members

(Some scholarship assistance is available)

Rhodes Junior Apprentice Programs (ages 14-17)

 The 2017 RJA program will begin with an introductory meeting and auditions for specific casting on Saturday, June 3, from 5 - 9 p.m. on the Cal Lutheran campus (exact location TBA). Classes/rehearsals will begin Sat, June 10, with a flexible (but full) schedule from then on (4-6 days a week for 3-4 hours day).  Festival performance dates are weekends beginning June 30 through August 6 (Jr's will be performing at Will's Corner before every Kingsmen performance), with the Jr Apprentices performing their own ninety-minute version of The Merchant of Venice at 6:30 p.m. on July 27 and Aug 3 and 11:00 a.m. on July 29 and Aug 5.  Working around conflicts (including family vacations) will be considered in casting the RJA company. 


For further Information: Call 805-493-3452 for our Administrative Assistant, email KSC at admin@kingsmenshakespeare.org, or Junior Apprentice director Andy Babinski at ababin15@yahoo.com

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