HOPE Services Workshops

Our Artistic Director, Audrey Rumsby, conducts weekly workshops for the Senior and the Youth groups at The HOPE Services in San Jose.

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About The Workshop Director

Audrey Rumsby, Workshop DirectorAudrey Rumsby is a graduate of the London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA), and serves as both the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Development for San Jose Youth Shakespeare. She was a featured performer at the London 2012 Olympics, and acted in several London productions before deciding to spend more of her time in California. She is a director, choreographer, and dialect coach for companies ranging from the Colorado Shakespeare Festival to the Jewel Theatre in Santa Cruz, and appears regularly onstage in the Bay Area and abroad. Every week, she directs Shakespeare workshops for HOPE Services in San Jose. She is currently directing and producing a feature-length documentary about Vaudeville.

Update May 10, 2017: Audrey will direct Youth Shakespeare’s fall production, playing September 11-18 at The Historic Hoover Theatre. In the mean time this summer she has successfully traversed more than 500 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail on foot. Go, Audrey!

Tickets On Sale Now for A Christmas Carol

Youth Shakespeare is pleased to present the classic Christmas story by Charles Dickens, performed in the round at our Houge Park Studio Theatre in San Jose. The story portrays the magical, life-changing journey of Ebenezer Scrooge, a “wicked old screw,” who redeems himself when three Christmas spirits come to warn him about the errors of his ways.

a_christmas_carol_2016-flyer-200This production is highly recommended for families with young children and is guaranteed to leave everyone in the mood for the holidays. In the words of Scrooge’s nephew:

“I have always thought of Christmas time as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

We are offering four performances only, so please buy your tickets now! Some shows will sell out:

  • Friday, December 9th at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 10th at 3 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 10th at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 11th at 3 p.m.

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Issues Surrounding The Globe

More interesting commentary on issues surrounding The Globe Theatre: Innovation, Orthodoxy, and Shakespeare’s Globe by Brice Stratford, founder and Artistic Director of the Owle Schreame theatre company.

Shakespeare's Globe stage, unlit; John Wildgoose…In anti-intellectual, post-brexit, “had enough of experts” Britain, it is no surprise that somebody who dislikes Shakespeare, knows little about Shakespeare, and has almost no experience directing Shakespeare was put in charge of the most singularly committed and important Shakespearean theatre in the entire world”

Read the October 25 statement:
Statement regarding the Globe’s future Artistic Direction by Neil Constable, CEO of Shakespeare’s Globe