Shakespeare Acting Classes


Camarillo Skyway Playhouse is excited to offer Shakespeare Acting Classes taught by Bill Walthall, who most recently served as dramaturg on Much Ado About Nothing in our 2017 production. Bill Walthall holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from UCLA, and continues literary study as an independent scholar. Beyond acting in and directing plays, he has acted as dramaturg for Shakespearean stage productions. As a presenter, he has brought Shakespeare to groups ranging from classrooms of school children to professional organizations. Recent presentations include “Time in Romeo and Juliet“ (Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival/CLU, 2016), “Military Homosociality in Much Ado About Nothing and Othello“ (Utah Shakespeare Festival’s Wooden O Symposium, 2017), and “Westworld: Shakespearean Delights and Futuristic Ends” (Popular Culture Association Conference, Indianapolis, 2018). He continues to produce the Shakespeare-related blog

Classes will take place at CSP on Saturdays from 10 AM – 12:30 PM and Sundays from 5 PM – 6:30 PM, beginning April 7th and ending April 29th with a presentation from the class for the public.

Some examples of what will be taught include: physicalization of lines, speeches, sonnets in small groups, cue scripts, paired work, prose v. verse, scene work: stage awareness, original pronunciation/practice, table work, thee v. you, scene work: audience awareness, and more!

Classes are $160 for the entire course of 8 sessions, including the final presentation. Please contact the instructor Bill Walthall at with questions regarding the classes, or email Jolyn Johnson at to register for the class.

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