OUR MISSION IS
…to promote the performance, understanding and appreciation of the works of William Shakespeare in Vermont.
To that end, we offer summer camps that performs a full-length play at the end of a two-week program, as well as a Young Actors Club that meets and performs during the school year.
Shakespeare in the Hills operates under the corporate umbrella of Echo Valley Community Arts, Inc, a tax-exempt non-profit that promotes the arts in Vermont.
SPRING IS IN THE AIR
…And that means our summer camps are not far behind
Echo Valley Community Arts is hosting our 7th year of “Shakespeare in the Hills” Summer Camps.
This year the camps will be held in downtown Montpelier at Christ Episcopal Church in the Taplin auditorium. Co-Directors Naomi Flanders, Tom Blachly and Assistant Director Justin Rowe, together with a vibrant staff of young interns, brings Shakespeare to life in two camps for ages 9 through 17.
Camp 1: an introductory level camp that will run from July 8 to July 20 and will perform The Tempest.
Camp 2: an advanced level camp that will run from July 29-Aug. 10 and will perform the second half of Hamlet.
Camp 3: Shakespeare Alive! A Shakespearean acting intensive for teens (12 to 18) will run for two weeks from August 12th-16th and August 19th-23rd, 9AM to 5PM with Classical Acting, Voice, Speech, Movement and Stage Combat training. $500 for the two week, full day camp. Some scholarships are available. An hour long Macbeth will be performed at 7:00 PM on Friday, the 23rd.
Director Neil F. Worden, Voice/Soundscape Designer Naomi Flanders, Assistant Director Miranda Scott, and Stage Manager Jasmine Carpenter are joining forces to establish an acting intensive for teens that give advanced teens a chance to experience a conservatory style training curriculum for two weeks.
This year consider a camp with adventure, philosophy, insults, romance, life, death, and a vocabulary to knock your socks off… (that’s why we don’t hold the camps in the winter!)
Register on our website at www.shakespeareinthehills.com and visit the Echo Valley Community Arts Facebook page!
For more information call Sue Hudson at (802) 454-7770.
“A pox o’ your throat, you bawling, blasphemous, incharitable dog!”
The Tempest, 1.1
“Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.” Hamlet 2.2
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
- Directed by Peter Young
The Comedy of Errors/ 2012 community theater production
- Directed by Naomi Flanders
Romeo & Juliet / 2011 community theater production
- Directed by Tom Blachly
- Featuring Ian Young, Cerri McCaffrey, Morgan Irons and Don Rowe.