see a show, come to a talk, or join a Dramatic reading, workshop, or Production!

Please come see the young Shakespeareans perform on stage! Your support in the audience is an extremely important part of their process in becoming who they are as adults.

See below for talks, plays, dramatic readings, or workshops that you can see and students can join.,


Christmas Carol Cast

Upstart Readers 

dramatic reading of
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Rehearsals began October 14th. We still have space for one more cast member.

Readers meet once a week on Sunday afternoons.

Performances December 22 • 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. • Unitarian Universalist Church • Santa Fe

December 23 and 25 at 6 p.m. • Vista Grande Library in Eldorado

Last year's production performed to full-house audiences which enjoyed a high Victorian tea and the true meaning of Christmas! 

Join the casts! No acting experience necessary—the only requirement is the ability to read out loud!

This program is open to all ages. 

Tuition: $150

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Our Fall/Winter Production: As You Like It

Directed by Brooke Bauer with support from Caryl Farkas and Ariana Karp

Rehearsals with three casts
Saturdays - Cast Motley • 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the Crows' Nest                                                                                      Mondays - Cast Arden  6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Crows' Nest
Tuesdays - Cast Ducdame                                                                                                                                             Thursdays - all called • 6:00 to 8:30  p.m. at the Unitarian UniversalistChurch

Dress rehearsals at El Museo Cultural:
Friday • January 11 • 4 to 9 p.m.
Saturday • January 12 • 4 to 9 p.m.
Sunday • January 13 • 2 to 6 p.m. 

Performances at El Museo Cultural:
Friday • January 18 • 7 p.m. (call time 5 p.m.)
Friday • January 25 • 7 p.m. (call time 5 p.m.)
Saturday • January 19 • 7 p.m.  (call time 5 p.m.)
Saturday • January 26 • 7 p.m.  (call time 5 p.m.)
Sunday, January 20, 2 p.m. (call time noon)
Sunday, January 27, 2 p.m. (call time noon)


Youth Shakespeare Festival 2018

don’t miss Open Mic Shakespeare Night with all the festival students: Friday November 14, 5-8:30 p.m. at Il Vicino, 321 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe. be sure to mention ysf when you order and the festival receives 20% of your check!

And come see performances at Meow Wolf, 1352 Rufina Cir, Santa Fe on December 1st, noon - 5:00 p.m.

Two Spring Productions!


The Importance of Being Earnest

We depart from Shakespeare to explore Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece.

This production will be limited to two casts of eight actors.

Introduction to the play: Saturday, February 2, 1-3:30 p.m. at the Crows' Nest (7 Caliente Road)

Rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday evenings.

Performance dates and location TBD.

Tuition: $295



The Winters’ Tale Workshop:

Actors will take on multiple roles with onstage character changes.

Introduction to the play: Saturday, February 2, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Crows' Nest.

Rehearsals Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons.

Performance dates and location TBD

Tuition: $295