DO YOU LIKE SHAKESPEARE? WE DO!
The Shakespeare Company at UCLA is the only student-run classical theater company on campus. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students experience levels! If you have a passion for theater and Shakespeare - as an actor, director, designer, or stage hand - or if you're looking to get involved for the first time, we want you to join.
SCU productions are always free, aimed at providing accessible and exciting productions to the UCLA and greater Los Angeles community. Each year, we put on three to four full-length productions and an annual cabaret-style Evening of Shakespeare. In addition, we are continually increasing our number of student-written new works each year, with productions varying from staged readings to full shows.
WHAT WE DO
Shows! We put on at least one Shakespeare show per quarter. All shows are performed, designed, and directed by students. Students of all majors and backgrounds are welcome to audition and apply to direct or design! Check our Facebook page for announcements about auditions, applications, and other opportunities to get involved.
Workshops! Each quarter, we hold one to two workshops relating to Shakespeare's work and the season's productions; past topics have included stage combat, movement, and verse and speech.
Social Events! We regularly host Shakespeare-themed parties and other social events for club members. Past events include a party on Shakespeare's Birthday, a Diddy Riese night, a Masquerade Ball, season kickoff parties, and movie nights. Each spring break, the company also takes a field trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon.
Board of Directors
Runic is a third year theater major. As a primordial force of nature made human only so as to better facilitate meetings, they were tricked into running Shakespeare Company after making a deal that went sour. He has appeared as the stage manager and lighting designer for King Lear, stage manager extraordinaire for Love's Labour's Lost, and at the foot of your bed when you finally think you are alone.
Voice of The Bard
Emily Fritz is a fourth year English major, minoring in theater. She is a lover of nature, rain, mountains, old books, and of course Shakespeare. Emily has extensive performance experience, playing roles such as Rosalind in As You Like It, Student 2 (Juliet/Benvolio) in Shakespeare’s R&J, and other roles. In addition to her experience performing, she has worked as a director and vocal instructor for a youth theatre company in Northern California, and has completed summer trainings at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and LAMDA in London. She lost herself to nature long ago, and has been running wild in the woods wondering if she is a mountain ever since.
Master of Classics
Jackson is a fourth year Biz-Econ major with a double minor in fraternities and lacrosse. Once believed to be a mythical, Krampus like creature, Weldon has now both been confirmed to exist and joined our board as Master of Coin. You may have seen him as Cornwall in King Lear, Longaville in Love's Labour's Lost, or shaking down "donors" at our fundragers.
Master of Coin
Madison is a third year theater major. Possessed by the spirits of several victorian children, they strain under the concept of a bio. They have been summoned to perform the roles of costume designer for Love's Labour's Lost, assistant costume designer/ASM for King Lear, ASM for the Tennessee Williams Project, and singing eerily to you when you lay your head to sleep.
Master of Minutes
Danielle is a third year theater major. When she isn’t building the empire of the Shakespeare Company as Social Chair, she is busy working on new costume design projects, paintings, her archery skills, and navigating the terrifying realities of Dungeons and Dragons. Her credits for costume design include: Goodnight Desdemona, Goodmorning Juliet (Co-designer), Tennessee Williams Project (Head CD), King Lear (Head CD), Love’s Labour’s Lost (Dramaturgy and Assistant CD). She can often be seen connecting realities and galavanting through forgotten realms to put together the perfect party.
Master of Festivities
Quinn is a second year theater major. Their hobbies include collecting earrings and practicing mind control through social media posts. They can often be found sacrificing portions of their soul to create the perfect Instagram graphic. Skills include making unnecessarily complicated google sheets and writing really bad bios.
Master of Prints