Shakespeare Workshop

Shakespeare Workshop


Carlos Olmedo, Instructor


Carlos is an SST alum and a Jeff Award-winning actor. He has performed with Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Missouri Shakespeare Festival, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, The House Theatre, the New Colony, and Griffin Theatre. He has been featured on Chicago Fire and in numerous commercials. Carlos is represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent Agency.


Are you intimidated by classical text or struggling to find the right Shakespeare audition speech? This course is ideal for those wanting to get to grips with their approach to classical performing. Jeff Award-winning actor Carlos Kmet (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Missouri Shakespeare) will help you unlock Shakespeare texts by offering personal feedback and advice. Ideal for those preparing a classical speech for an audition or performers who would like to gain further understanding in approaching Shakespearean plays. During the course you can expect to:


  • Rehearse a Shakespeare monologue and/or sonnet to a polished, performance standard.
  • Gain insight and feedback on performance.
  • Explore the language, themes and depth of Shakespeare’s plays.



Participants do not need to prepare anything for this workshop.


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Text and Interpretation Workshop

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Individual and Group Coaching

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Wrap-Up/Q & A


Pre-Professional Theatre Intensive Home 

Professional Auditions 101 Opera and Musical Theatre Crossover Master Class | Monologue Master Class

Dance Audition Workshop | Musical Theatre Audition Workshop | Shakespeare Workshop

Mock "Equity Principal Audition"