Colorado Shakespeare Festival in the Schools (Shakespeare and Violence Prevention)

Program Contact

CSF Education and Outreach

CSFEDOUT@colorado.edu

303.735.1181

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival (CSF) in the Schools troupe tours schools throughout the school year, generally in the fall and early spring. Past productions have included Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, and Romeo and Juliet. All performances conclude with classroom workshops about violence prevention.

In 2022-23, the Shakespeare & Violence Prevention program will be fully in-person.

The Tempest: grades 3-5
The Merchant of Venice: grades 6-12

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival is proud to partner with the CU Boulder Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence and the Department of Theatre and Dance, and is grateful for generous funding from the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement. Professional actors perform an abridged (30-45 minute) play in your school, immediately followed by classroom workshops that focus on violence prevention. CSF actors guide workshop participants through hands-on activities that encourage students to be upstanders. The workshops and study guides incorporate the latest research on effective anti-bullying practices from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence. This CSF in the Schools program uses Shakespeare as a tool for understanding an issue that is relevant to students of all ages.

The program includes:

  • Study guide
  • Abridged performance onsite at your school
  • Brief post-show talk-back with actors (including an overview of Safe2Tell)
  • Classroom workshops related to violence prevention (max of 30 students per workshop.)

Ways to book the CSF in the Schools tour

  • Visit our website to determine which package best suits your school.
  • Use this form to submit a request.
  • Email or call 303-735-1181 with the following information:
    • Requested tour date
    • Specify number of students you’d like to include in the program
    • School name and location
  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    11/17/2021 - 11/17/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    11/16/2021 - 11/16/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Broomfield

    Dates

    11/16/2021 - 11/16/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Fort Collins

    Dates

    11/9/2021 - 11/9/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Estes Park

    Dates

    11/3/2021 - 11/3/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Fort Collins

    Dates

    10/27/2021 - 10/27/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Deer Trail

    Dates

    10/20/2021 - 10/20/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    10/19/2021 - 10/19/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Frederick

    Dates

    10/12/2021 - 10/12/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    10/12/2021 - 10/12/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    10/6/2021 - 10/6/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

  • 2021-22 Shakespeare and Violence Prevention

    Location

    online resource

    Dates

    10/5/2021 - 4/15/2022

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

    Additional Info

    The 21-22 school year will be a hybrid program for schools. Schools will view a pre-recorded performance of CSF actors, performing Twelfth Night or Julius Caesar, filmed on the Mary Rippon Outdoor Stage. Following a viewing of the filmed performance, students can participate in a virtual or in-person violence prevention workshop with CSF actors.

  • CSF in the Schools

    Location

    in colorado

    Boulder

    Dates

    10/5/2021 - 10/5/2021

    Public or Private

    Private Program (by request only or for a specific audience or group)

    Program Fee

    Yes

Sponsoring Units

  • College of Arts & Sciences

  • Colorado Shakespeare Festival
  • Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Research Centers

  • Center for the Study & Prevention of Violence (CSPV)

Program Partners

  • CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement
  • Boulder Arts Commission
  • Safe2Tell

Audiences Served

  • Rural Communities
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - English Language Learners (ELL)/Emergent Bilingual
  • Students - Homeschooled
  • Students - High School
  • Students - Middle School
  • Teachers - Elementary School
  • Teachers - Middle School
  • Teachers - High School
  • Youth Placed At Risk