Junior Apprentices


Kingsmen Shakespeare Company is pleased to announce the 25th Anniversary Season of The Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival and the return of the Rhodes Junior Apprentice Company. (Watch this space for application information.)                 


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 (TBD)
  • Support of Festival activities (ushering, stuffing programs, refreshment sales, fundraising)
  • Interaction with professional company members

(Some scholarship assistance is available)

Tentative Schedule Below:

  • First Meeting- Tuesday, June 18
  • More TBD ...

Students must be available on festival nights, all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning July 1-August 7th from 5pm-8pm. Scheduling conflicts can be discussed with the Rhodes Junior Apprentice Director. 

For more information:  (805) 493.3184.

The Rhodes Junior Apprentice Program is truly wonderful.  Through both improvisation and rehearsal for the culminating Shakespeare play, Junior Apprentices both individually and as a group are able to grow both in specific aspects of performance and in enjoyment of theater as a whole.  Participating in Juniors has allowed me to increase my appreciation for Shakespeare, become more confident when performing, and experience firsthand the great camaraderie upon which the theater community is built.​