Houston Shakespeare Festival Conservatory students (courtesy of the company)

The University of Houston's School of Theatre and Dance will host the Shakespeare Festival Summer Conservatory, July 25-August 13.

Led by theater educator Amy Steele Wernig, the conservatory provides professional stage training for high school students. Training will include classes on acting, directing, stage combat, vocal techniques, and the historical context of the Houston Shakespeare Festival 's plays. As part of the program, students also will develop a performance that will be delivered at Miller Outdoor Theatre prior to HSF performances.

Conservatory instructors include guest directors Paul Steger and Steve Pickering, assistant professor of dramaturgy Rob Shimko, vocal coach Michelle Lopez-Rios, professor Rachel Bush, production manager Jonathan Middents, actor Pamela Vogel, and School of Theatre & Dance director Steve Wallace.

For more information about the Houson Shakespeare Festival, click here.