The 6th Annual Shakespeare Boot Camp at The Warehouse Theatre is scheduled for March 11th and 12th. This two day intensive (which costs only $10) will bring two wonderful teachers, Jayce Tromsness and Kerrie Seymour, to The Warehouse to work with actors on performing Shakespeare.
Class schedule will be Saturday, March 11 9:30a – 5:30p and Sunday, March 12 9:30a – 1p.
The Shakespeare Boot Camp is open to all actors regardless of experience. Space is limited. To register, please contact Mallory Pellegrino at [email protected]
Jayce Tromsness is an actor, director, playwright and educator. His interest in Shakespeare began in 1982 when he was still in high school. In addition to a dedicated and passionate English teacher who refused to let him make fun of it, Jayce was placed in a course called Advanced Shakespeare offered by a retired teacher and Shakespeare scholar. There was a gentle conspiracy operated by the English and Drama teachers to point him in the direction of Shakespeare. And it worked.
Throughout his undergraduate education and training Jayce took advantage of every opportunity to study Shakespeare. Several internships and a year in England taking masterclasses with the likes of John Barton, Cecily Berry, and Bill Alexander solidified his determination to act in and eventually direct Shakespeare’s plays.
In graduate school, Jayce studied with Ralph Zito, and took master classes with Floyd King, Fran Dorn, Marco Barricelli, and Andrew May. He began to direct and teach Shakespeare in and out of academia. Directing credits include Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, and touring productions of Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet and most recently, Twelfth Night. Since 1986, Jayce has directed or acted in A Midsummer Night’s Dream seven times and Macbeth 4 times.
Kerrie Seymour is a frequent collaborator at The Warehouse Theatre and an Associate Professor of Acting at Clemson University. At The Warehouse, she has appeared in August: Osage County, Angels in America, Strange Snow, Richard III, Macbeth, Hamlet and Lost in Yonkers. She has directed The Warehouse productions of In The Next Room or the vibrator play, Laughter on the 23rd Floor and the educational touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has also performed with Atlanta’s Actor’s Express and Aurora Theatre, as well as Centre Stage and Burning Coal Theatre Company in the Carolinas. A lover of Shakespeare, she has appeared in more than 20 full productions of his works in SC, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington D.C. She earned her MFA in Acting at Trinity Rep in Providence, RI. She is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.
If interested, please contact Director of Education, Mallory Pellegrino at [email protected].