The School at Nashville Shakes

NEW Class Offerings in March-April!


Shakespeare on Film
w René Millán



Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm / March 6th-April 3rd

In this acting for the camera class, René Millán (TV’s CSI: Miami, 24, Hulu’s Quick Draw, and Broadway’s The Wild Party) will help students bring William Shakespeare’s imagery and intensity to life using fundamental acting techniques and physical actor training based on the Suzuki Method.  Students will learn how to craft a grounded, truthful, subtle and nuanced performance of Shakespeare scenes, monologues and soliloquies while still being true to the language, meter and rhetorical devices. 

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Swordfighting Intensive
w Carrie Brewer


Thursdays 6:30-9:30pm March 8th-April 5th

With over 20 years experience as a fight director and teacher, Carrie Brewer will teach students basic theatrical sword fighting techniques in this fun, high-intensity stage combat class that will focus on how to act the fight - and be safe doing it!

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Mondays 6:30-9:30pm / March 12th-April 9th
Belmont University lecturer and working Nashville actor and writer, Shawn Knight, will help students examine the language and rhythm of Shakespeare in depth while bringing out the natural musicality in the acting - keeping reality and truth for actors that mostly work in the musical theater industry.


Give your child the experience of being a part of Shakespeare in the Park!

Elf and Fairy Camp 2018 will include:

  • Role of Elf/Fairy in Shakespeare in the Park 2018's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream
    • They will be taught the "Fairy Song" and dance for the show, performing alongside the Apprentice Company and professionals
  • Introduction to Shakespeare's use of language and play through sonnets and songs
  • One memorized sonnet, to be performed as part of the pre-show entertainment
  • An introduction to the Apprentice Company program


Monday-Wednesday: Training/Rehearsals: 3-6pm
Thursday-Sunday: 6:20 call, 7:30 performance

$200 for whole week (with option of performing in later show weekends)
Session 1: August 5th-12th
Session 2: August 13th-19th
Session 3: August 20th-26th
Session 4: August 27th-September 2nd
Session 5: September 3rd-9th

School at Nashville Shakes

The School at Nashville Shakes, taught by some of NSF's teaching artists, directors, fight choreographers, and actors is for aspiring Shakespeareans seeking to learn a variety of methods and techniques to help with their understanding of Shakespeare's language and performance elements.  The workshops found in the curriculum are vast and diverse, where the student chooses what area best suits their needs; be it voice work, physical work, text analysis, combat skills, or the basic building blocks of the bard. No matter the need, we guarantee that time will be dedicated to the individual to help them grow as an artist.

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