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News (Alberta): Announcing The 2020 Artstrek Play of Study

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News (Alberta): Announcing The 2020 Artstrek Play of Study


We are thrilled to announce that students attending Artstrek 2020 will explore the action-packed contemporary comedy Shakespeare In Love. In the year 1593 an up-an-coming young writer named Will Shakespeare is struggling to complete his next play, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter. When a mysterious actor appears to audition for the play, Will is intrigued. His search for the actor’s true identity leads him down an adventurous and farcical path that inspires one of his greatest works. Shakespeare In Love is a fast-paced ensemble piece full of dynamic characters. Swordplay, romance, mystery, and tragedy are all part of the mix – but will there be a dog in the show?

Adapted by Lee Hall from Tom Stoppard and Marc Norman’s Academy Award winning screenplay, Shakespeare In Love* is a smart, funny, and imaginative look at the early career of the famous playwright and poet.

The summer of 2020 marks Artstrek’s 60th anniversary! From its beginning as the ‘Olds Drama Seminar’ in 1960, Artstrek has grown into one of the most renowned and respected theatre training schools for teens in the country. Thousands of students have attended Artstrek over the decades—many have gone on to careers in the theatre industry and many more have become lifelong patrons and supporters of the arts.

Regardless of their paths, our students cite Artstrek as a significant milestone in their lives and we are so proud of each and every one of them. We invite all teens with a passion for theatre to join us this summer and become part of the ever-growing Artstrek community!

Registration for Artstrek 2020 will open on April 1. For more info and to watch the seconds count down until registration opens visit the Artstrek homepage!

Students may wish to find a community sponsor to assist in covering fees. A list of potential sponsors will be available on our Community Sponsorship page. Check in frequently for updates. Theatre Alberta also offers scholarships to students seeking assistance. For more information on scholarship please visit our Fees and Assistance page.

*Shakespeare In Love is provided by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., a Concord Theatricals Company.




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