Ohio Shakespeare Festival Weekend Workshops

Our talented company members and educators want to share their skills and expertise with the community.  These fun and intensive programs are masterclasses in some of the most exciting elements of theatre.

Classes are suitable for all skill levels!  Whether you are a dedicated actor hoping to hone her classical acting skills or the curious beginner looking to have some fun with the Bard, we have the class you're looking for.

Small class environment, two days of training, and on the actual Greystone Stage.  At $75-$100 per student (depending on the course), these classes are a steal!  See below for detailed descriptions, or start shopping right away.

Don't see a workshop here that you love? Keep checking back--we will be adding more throughout the year! 

Private tutoring also available; call 330-374-7574 for details.

Scholarship applications are available upon request.  OSF wants to make our art accessible to the entire community.  Please reach out to us if you feel your student may qualify for one of our need-based scholarships.

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Shakespeare and sound

May 13 & 14

12:00-3:00 BOTH DAYS

Join OSF actor-educator Lara Mielcarek for this vocal workshop. Explore how the use of consonants and vowels unlock the mystery behind Shakespeare's great characters. A magical aural experience that will tap the actor into the truest connection with a character's emotional and analytical self. Ages 13-19


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Shakespeare's Teaching Tool Kit

August 5 & 6

12:00-3:00 BOTH DAYS

Make Shakespeare come alive in your class room.  Teachers can take this workshop to discover easy, interactive, and fun ways to introduce theirs students to the Bard. OSF will provide you with the lessons, games, and interactive workshops that we use to engage our own students--plus, you'll walk out with study guides and other materials for some of Shakespeare's most studied scripts. Don't make your kids read Shakespeare...let them experience it!  The materials covered in the course are suitable for grades 6 and beyond.

This class costs $125 for two days (six hours) training.  The extra $25 beyond our normal registration fee is for printed materials.  If you do not wish to have full color study guides and lesson plans, use code NOPRINT at checkout to avoid the fee.


Shakespeare's magical scenes

August 12 & 13

12:00-3:00 BOTH DAYS

Explore the other worldly creatures that make up some of the Bard’s best work: faeries, elves, witches, ghosts, and gods!  With teachers Tess Burgler and Katie Zarecki, students will step into these magical beings as they explore new ways to move their bodies, enhance their focus, and alter their speech through Shakespeare’s most riveting scenes.  Students will build confidence through body awareness, exploring new planes of speech and movement, and stepping outside the self to become something...magical!  Best for ages 9-12.