Education


FST’s 2014

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.  Students will spend the days learning movement skills, vocal techniques, theatre games and the experience will end with a fully produced show.

Performances June 27, 28 and 29.

Classes are Monday – Friday from 10am – 4pm at the UAF.

Click here for the UAF Campus Map.

Please call 457-7638 for more information.

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Kat Wodtke HeadshotInstructor 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.  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!

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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 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 2014 Season


    Spring Break Drama Camp : March 17 - 22

    Bard-a-thon XV : April 19 - 27

    Groundlings : June 9 - 29

    Fledglings : June 16 - 29

    As You Like It : July 18 - August 3

    As You Like It - Tonglen Lake, AK : August 8 & 9

    Sleepless Night : October 29 - November 1