*For information on our 2015 Educational Tour, please visit our A Midsummer Night’s Dream page.*

FST’s 2015

Groundlings & Fledglings

Drama Camps

The Groundlings & Fledglings Drama Camps are total theatre immersion in a fun, supportive environment.  Teaching artists have significant experience and education in theater.  The courses provide challenges and encouragement for all skills from beginner to advanced.  For summer sessions, students will spend the days learning movement skills, vocal techniques, theatre games and the experience will end with a fully produced show.

Spring Break Drama Camp

March 16-21

Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tuition: $300

Ages 8 – 17

For more information or to register, please call 457-7638 or email

Some tough sailors in Summer 2014's Twelfth Night

Some tough sailors in Summer 2014's Twelfth Night


Summer 2015

Groundlings Drama Camp

June 8-28

Monday – Friday from 10am-4pm


Fledglings Drama Camp

June 15-28

Monday – Friday from 10am-4pm


Returning Teaching Artists – Back by popular demand !


Kat Wodtke Headshot

Lead Instructor Kat Wodtke

Kat couldn’t be more excited to return to FST, where she made her first contribution in 2009 as both actor and scenic carpenter for Othello and performed the role of Rosalind in 2014’s As You Like It.  Kat also performed in FST’s 2011 tour of Twelfth Night and had the privilege to facilitate free theatre workshops for high school students as part of the NEA’s Shakespeare in American Communities program.  Kat hails from the Midwest, where she earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota.  Kat has performed with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, the Florentine Opera Company, First Stage Children’s Theatre, Cooperative Performance Milwaukee, Four Humors Theatre, Nimbus Theatre, and Bedlam Theatre.  Directing credits include productions with Intermedia Arts, the Xperimental Theatre, and Pillsbury House Theatre’s Chicago Avenue Project.  Kat has also collaborated on the creation of several devised works, including Fanciness vs. the Void and Us with Moustaches.  Raised by two public school teachers, Kat continues to cultivate a fierce love of learning and teaching.  She worked with youth at a crisis shelter in the Twin Cities and is now an educator at First Stage Children’s Theatre and Havenwoods State Forest in Milwaukee.  In her spare time, Kat enjoys singing and composing music on guitar and banjolin.  She has played with Old Man Orville, Mehadrin Klezmer Ensemble, Doctor Muskrat and His Mississippi Mudsteppers, and, currently, County Kat and the Reference Section.  A sincere and humble thank you to my family, my friends, and the creative team at the Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre!


Assistant Instructor Sarah Mitchell

Sarah is a proud native of Fairbanks. Former FST credits include The Fantasticks (Luisa), Bunnicula (Music Director), and Love’s Labours Lost (Jacquenetta). Sarah also performed the role of Raven in the September 2014 tour of The Winter Bear. Sarah discovered her love for teaching while working in South Korea in 2006. More recently, she managed school programming for Portland, Oregon’s largest theater company, Portland Center Stage. As Education & Community Programs Manager, she facilitated student matinees, pre-show workshops, and summer intensives. Sarah earned her B.A. in Music with a Minor in Shakespeare Studies from Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR. She has performed in numerous capacities as a vocalist, from cabaret to choral to folk. FST is like family to Sarah, and she’s thrilled to be back!

  • FST 2015 Season

    Bard-a-thon XVI : February 14 - 22

    Spring Break Drama Camp : March 16 - 22

    A Midsummer Night's Dream, Alaska School Tour : February 23 - March 15

    Groundlings : June 8 - 28

    Fledglings : June 15 - 28

    Two Gentlemen of Verona : July 9 - 19

    Two Gentlemen of Verona - Tonglen Lake Lodge, AK : July 26 & 27