Southern Shakespeare Summer Camp: Damsels, Daggers, and Death (Romeo and Juliet)

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SwordPlayWe had a VERY SUCCESSFUL three weeks of Summer Camp in June.

Our very own Education Director Phil Croton, along with Nathan Williamson and Robin Jackson, led three groups of young artists through Romeo and Juliet with added help from Costumeire Michele Belson. Using Shakespeare’s words, we created a piece called “Juliet’s Story”, with a special emphasis on Juliet’s lines, actions, and responses. Our three weeks culminated in a performance involving all of our K-12 students.

Given the terrific feedback and enthusiasm from the campers, our Summer Camp program will return next year, so please keep Southern Shakespeare in mind when planning your summer.

Meanwhile, if you have a young artist interested in training and performing with the Southern Shakespeare Company, we encourage you to learn about the many opportunities with The Bardlings, Southern Shakespeare’s Junior Company.

See below for all the information from this year’s camp!




The Southern Shakespeare Company is offering the opportunity for children from K-12 to discover the joys of live theater by participating in workshops and performances of Shakespeare’s most popular play, Romeo and Juliet. We will be holding three separate week-long camps for elementary, middle, and high school students at The Tallahassee Center.


The week will be exciting, rewarding and, most of all, FUN!

Students will have the opportunity to:

  • enhance their acting skills, with posture, voice, and stage presence training;
  • work in small groups to achieve clearly defined goals, and help them gain confidence by supportive encouragement of their readings and performance;
  • work in a supportive environment to gain self-confidence through improvisational games and workshops;
  • become familiar with the requirements needed to stage a theatrical production, from blocking scenes, to rehearsing, to costuming, set design, lighting and sound issues that arise.

All sessions will be run by trained professional staff and teachers who appreciate that, to enable learning, the participants must be enjoying themselves, whilst providing a safe and structured environment.  The main objective is to have fun!

Summer Camp participants need to fill out an Application. Please go to to complete your Summer Camp registration.