Behind the scenes at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

A Summer Under the Lights


Shakespeare With Heart 2015: The Tempest (circus themed)

As a professionally trained actor and graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, I have performed onstage dozens of times both in New York and in Central Florida. But the most rewarding experience I’ve ever had onstage was a decade ago when I participated in Orlando Shakes Shakespeare With Heart camp as a high school student.

It was my first experience with Orlando Shakes and ended up being the very reason I am back working for them as a volunteer today. There is something truly special about working in a judgment-free environment—especially when you are teenager and still shaping yourself as a person.


Shakespeare With Heart 2015: The Tempest (circus themed)

Shakespeare With Heart is a production camp that allows high school students with and without special needs to work alongside each other to put on incredible Shakespearean performances. Whether you are a high school student looking to sharpen your skills over the summer or a parent looking for enriching activities for your younger children, I highly recommend the exceptional summer programs at Orlando Shakes.

Summer is an opportunity for children of all ages to leave the stresses of the school year behind and focus on play. It also gives parents an opportunity to choose activities for their children that are both fun and educational. Orlando Shakes provides a wide array of summer camps that give children of all ages the chance to learn and play in a safe, fun, and stress-free environment.

“Orlando Shakespeare Theater Summer Camps teach real world problem solving skills through rehearsal and performance,” said Anne Hering, Director of Education at Orlando Shakes. “Whether it’s a one week, Pre K to first grade camp or a Production Camp of Much Ado About Nothing, young actors blossom under the guidance of professional theatre artists. We hope to see you under the lights this summer!”


Shakespeare With Heart 2015: The Tempest (circus themed)

Registration for Orlando Shakes 2016 Summer Camps is available now! For more information or to sign up, please visit or contact or call 407-447-1700 ext. 254.

Shakespearely yours,
Lyndsey Elizabeth, Orlando Shakes Marketing Volunteer

BW Headshot ResizeLyndsey Elizabeth is a Marketing Volunteer at Orlando Shakespeare Theater and 2011 graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. She is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Anthropology with a Minor in Mass Communication. She is also a visual artist, and has sold and exhibited her paintings for almost a decade.


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