Youth Programs

Stay active and have fun in the theatre with Summer With Shakespeare camp – a conservatory-style program of acting, improvisation, stage diction, text analysis, kinetic exercises, and stage combat led by classically-trained, professional actors, choreographers, and designers!

Campers gain an appreciation for Shakespeare’s verse and unique exposure to a variety of classic comedies, tragedies, and history plays. This three-week intensive – designed for ages 10-18 – challenges young artists to be scholars and performers of The Bard: enhancing acting and public speaking skills, building self-confidence on the stage, and gaining experience in the crafts of the theatre.

  • 3 fun-filled weeks of acting, stage-combat, costuming, and more!
  • Demystify Shakespeare with classes led by professional acting coaches
  • Meet fellow young artists through ensemble scene work
  • Master the language through monologues
  • Get crafty with the art of mask-making and more!
  • Take charge of the stage in stage-combat workshops
  • Perform on ANW’s main stage, just like the professionals!

Participants will be placed in age appropriate groups and perform for an audience on our main stage in a culminating presentation of scenes and monologues from Shakespeare’s plays.

Dates & Times

June 23rd – July 12th 2014*
Monday – Friday from 10am to 4pm
* There is no camp on Friday, July 4th
Final Performance: Saturday, July 12th from 12pm – 2pm

Tuition

$850 for the three-week camp. Tuition does not include the Summer with Shakespeare t-shirt or tickets to the Final Performance.

Questions?

Contact Alicia Green | Director of Education | 626.356.3104 | education@anoisewithin.org



For the budding performer (ages 10-18), A Noise Within offers courses especially for homeschoolers that focus on intensive acting techniques and scene study from a Shakespeare play. Course covers basic textual analysis including scansion. Students will use voice and improvisation techniques to bring their characters to life! This course will culminate in an exciting performance for family and friends.

Course times can be added according to families’ schedules.

Instructor: TBA

Dates & Times

Fridays 10:00am-12:00pm | February 27 – April 17, 2015

Tuition

$220 for 8 weeks. Sibling discount available.

Questions?

Contact Alicia Green | Director of Education | 626.356.3104 | education@anoisewithin.org

This enthralling course is designed to give budding actors the tools to generate authentic connections to dramatic texts, and to create believable and emotionally rich characters. Young Actor’s Workshop (YAW) covers the basic foundations of acting, including given circumstances, objectives, sense memory and recall, and how to effectively use improvisation and pantomime.

Participants in YAW are assigned scene work and improvisational exercises, and the course culminates in a presentation of memorized monologues or scenes. YAW incorporates multiple age levels in order to provide the necessary structure in order to provide students the opportunity to learn from each other’s work. This course is a foundation for the study of acting, and it is expected that the course will be repeated several times in order to deepen the understanding of acting technique and to delve more deeply into scene work.

Instructor: TBA

Dates & Times

Saturdays 10am – 12pm | February 28 – April 18, 2015

Tuition

$220 for 8 weeks. Sibling discount available.

Questions?

Contact Alicia Green | Director of Education | 626.356.3104 | education@anoisewithin.org

“Parents can most effectively engage their teens in summer learning by choosing fun activities.”

Wondering how your curious child can make the most of their summer while building skills and having fun? Get them involved in A Noise Within’s “All the World’s a Stage” program! Open to children 6-9 years old, this camp will instill self-confidence, public speaking skills and encourage use of imagination.

  • A fun-filled week of acting, stage-combat, costuming, and more!
  • Demystify Shakespeare with classes led by professional acting coaches
  • Meet fellow young artists through ensemble scene work
  • Introduce students to Shakespeare and other classic literature in a fun and interactive way!
  • Get crafty with the art of mask-making and more!
  • Take charge of the stage in stage-combat workshops

Dates & Times

July 21st through July 25th

“Open Class” for families on Friday afternoon to showcase and share what students have been working on through the week.

Tuition

$360 for the week, includes an afternoon snack and all supplies

Questions?

Contact Alicia Green | Director of Education | 626.356.3104 | education@anoisewithin.org



Master your monologue and rock your audition in this fun and supportive class! A Noise Within’s teen monologue class is the perfect springboard to top conservatory and university drama programs. Each participant will rehearse two contrasting monologues–one contemporary and one classical. High school juniors and seniors learn insiders’ techniques from staff at California’s most respected classic repertory theatre—and enter the audition world with a huge competitive advantage. Limited places remain, so call 626.356.3104 to reserve your spot today.

Instructor: Carolyn Marie Wright

Dates & Times

Five-week Intensive
Wednesdays from 5-7pm | October 22 – November 19, 2014

Tuition

$220 for five classes

Questions?

Contact Alicia Green | Director of Education | 626.356.3104 | education@anoisewithin.org

A Noise Within is pleased to announce an all-new program for the youngest actors – First Stage!

Specially designed for 6-9 year olds, this 8 week program teaches confidence, camaraderie, and acting craft. Ours is the only youth program in Southern California taught by resident artists of a nationally known repertory theatre. Whether your child is a budding actor or seeks an after-school program that builds buds, First Stage is “where you get to be really creative and let your imagination go wild!” (Lucy, a camper in 2014)

In First Stage, kids will:

  • Learn the connection between text and performance
  • Act in a variety of plays – comedies and drama both!
  • Gain confidence and learn teamwork
  • Instructor: TBA

    Dates & Times

    Mondays 10am – 12pm | March 2 – April 20, 2015

    Tuition

    $220 for 8 weeks. Sibling discount available.

    Questions?

    Contact Alicia Green | Director of Education | 626.356.3104 | education@anoisewithin.org

    A Noise Within’s renowned youth programs are administered by Director of Education Alicia Green, who holds a master’s in drama education from NYU’s Steinhardt School.