Members of the company performed at The Scottish Rite in San Jose as contribution to the January 27 Arts Panorama fund raiser.
Our Artistic Director, Audrey Rumsby, conducts weekly workshops for the Senior and the Youth groups at The HOPE Services in San Jose.
Audrey 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!
On October 18, some of the members of our company performed at the San Jose City Council meeting. In five minutes we presented snippets of Julius Caesar, The Comedy of Errors, Romeo and Juliet, and more.
Positive response to our performance for the San Jose Arts Commission at City Hall!
“San Jose Youth Shakespeare did some excerpts from various Shakespeare plays for our Arts Commission meeting. I was truly moved by their performances.” – Ramona Snyder, Sept 21 2015
These young thespians were amazing! I was very impressed by their performance and presentation and the high calibre of acting that each of these young actors demonstrated is testament to the commitment and dedication of the San Jose Youth Shakespeare Company.” – Ron P. Muriera, Sept 22 2015
Youth Shakespeare San Jose is very thankful for the support of our sponsors.
Come see the result of their support added to the labor of our youthful cast and families: A Christmas Carol. Advance Tickets are sold out but tickets are available at the door. Five performances November 29 through December 6 plus two midday school performances!
San Jose Youth Shakespeare is generously supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San Jose. We are also grateful for grants from Silicon Valley Creates and Links Through Learning.
Come see us Saturday, November 15 at 4:00pm at Hicklebee’s Books in Willow Glen. We will stage some scenes and share about the play and the company.
Hicklebee’s – Where Books Come Alive
1378 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125
Original artwork for A Christmas Carol created by Joanne Torreano.