Announcing SYFLA 2023

Announcing SYFLA 2023

We are excited to announce our new season, presented in March of 2023. If this will be your first time participating in a class, workshop, or production, please email us at speak@shakespeareyouthfestival.com to schedule an introductory meeting (phone/Zoom).

THE WAR OF THE ROSES

Never before tackled by SYF, we will be edited Henry VI, Parts 1-3 into a single, dynamic play, with a strong leaning on political satire bordering on absurdism. We will also spotlight the strong female characters like Joan of Arc, Margaret of Anjou, Countess of Auvergne, Eleanor, etc.  This will be a great opportunity for our teen cast to take on many very different roles.  

The ego-driven infighting, family dysfunction and power grabs that led up to England’s longest civil war (1455–1487) is something we don’t want to pass up, especially considering the political climate in our own country. 

Ages: 9th – 12th grade
Rehearsal Schedule:
Saturdays from 1 pm to 3 pm at World City Center (3911 W Adams Blvd, 90018)
October 22 through December 10 (no rehearsal Thanksgiving weekend)
January 14 through production
TECH PERIOD:
February 25 – March 10 (we will add one Sunday rehearsal, and four after school rehearsals – exact schedule TBD)

Performances:
Sat, March 11 & Sun, March 12
Sat, March 18 & Sun, March 19


MACBETH – Conscience and Consequence

It’s one of Shakespeare Greatest’s Hits for a reason – ambition, political intrigue, battles, magic, and, of course, witches!! And it’s been a few years since we tackled it – we’re looking forward to digging into it again, and seeing what this group of Players can discover.

We’ll be crafting our production specifically for our young ensemble – after multiple comedies, we’re excited to see them tackled a tragedy!!

Ages: 3rd – 8th grade
Rehearsal Schedule
Saturdays from 3:30 – 5:30 pm at World City Center (3911 W Adams Blvd, 90018)
October 22 through December 10 (no rehearsal Thanksgiving weekend)
January 14 through production
TECH PERIOD:
Sunday, March 5
March 11 – March 24 (we will add four after school rehearsals – exact schedule TBD)

Performances
Sat, March 25 & Sun, March 26
possible performance Friday, March 24