We are proud to provide process-based, student-led exploration of theatre for young artists. Our goal is to foster an environment where students grow through imaginative play, challenge themselves, and support each other through ensemble work. We trust they will take their ability to create, communicate, and nurture out of the theatre classroom and into their lives.
Hear what’s in store for the Solstice Shakespeare Summer Camp and Scene Festival, from co-director Kristin Hammargren!
Solstice Shakespeare Summer Camp and Scene Festival
Monday, June 17–Friday, June 21 | 9am-3pm
Students entering 7th-12th* grades explore Shakespeare’s words and work. No previous experience necessary.
Scene Showcase for Friends & Family, Friday, June 21 at 3pm
Pay what you can, even if that is $0!
Join us for the Solstice Shakespeare Scene Festival! Young people will have the opportunity to tread the boards themselves, learning about the bard’s work on their feet and out loud. Whether your student is an old hand or a newcomer to classical text, they will encounter Shakespeare’s world on their own terms, learning how to put up a scene in the process. If being on stage is not your child’s thing, backstage roles are available. Participants and their families are invited to gather on Wednesday, June 19th at 8pm to see the opening night of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Students learn the fundamentals of creating a character and staging a scene
Students explore and stretch their body, voice, and imagination
Students engage their creative minds and express their choices in work and performance
Students work together as a supportive ensemble
Students learn about theatre from a variety of perspectives including performer, director, writer, and designer
How to Prepare for the Workshops
Students should be well-rested and dressed in comfortable clothes for movement.
Please bring a water bottle and a lunch. Snacks will be provided.
Feel free to communicate any special needs, dietary restrictions, or other concerns you might have about your child’s participation in our workshops. We are committed to fostering a safe, comfortable environment for all children. Email questions or concerns to Kristin Hammargren at
*Students entering 6th or 7th grades may choose to attend either camp.
Kristin Hammargren is directing the Yellowstone Theatre Project and our 2019 Spring Break Camp. Kristin is an actor, singer, and teaching artist based in Chicago. Born and raised in Minnesota, she grew up doing musical theatre and studying voice in her hometown of Bloomington. Kristin resettled in Chicago after several years of traveling the Midwest and West performing in Shakespeare, musicals, and her one-woman show Discovering Austen. She works as a professional actor and teaching artist, including a recent stint as visiting faculty at Lawrence University and several education tours with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In Chicago she teaches with Victory Gardens, Writers Theatre, and Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble. She is a veteran of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.
Alyssa Hershey is a recent graduate of Sterling College, in Sterling, Kansas, where she majored in theatre and music. She has performed with Sterling College Theatre all four years, as well as spent time in the summer repertory company of Great Plains Theatre in Abilene, Kansas, performing in Rodger & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma,” and Music Theatre Wichita where she played in supporting roles. Alyssa is passionate about theatre, music theatre, and French horn. She was the inaugural 2018 Yellowstone Scholar.