Girls & boys entering Grades 7-12
July 22 - August 2
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leighann DeLorenzo & Cody Swanson
One two-week session; culminating in a performance
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Regardless of whether you have had exposure to Shakespeare or you are experiencing his genius for the ﬁrst time, you will rave about Laurel’s dramatic summer program, Shakespeare Rocks! During this two-week camp, student actors will undergo a full rehearsal process under the guidance of a classically-trained professional actor/director and a certified Combat instructor. After analyzing and interpreting the text, campers will learn how to stage scenes and create characters using their bodies, voices, and imagination. Students will have daily classes in Acting Shakespeare, voice and movement, and Stage Combat. Parents and friends will be invited to a performance at the conclusion of the camp. High School credit will be given to Upper School Laurel students that successfully complete this acting intensive.
is an award-winning, freelance theatre artist whose work as an actor and director has been recognized by the Plain Dealer
and the Cleveland Drama Circle of Critics. Directing credits include Slowgirl
, The Revisionist
, The Night Alive
and the American premiere of On the Grill
at Dobama Theatre. Previous acting credits include Betty in A Forest Dark and Deep
and Jan Landing in the world premiere of Ed Falco's Possum Dreams
, which also enjoyed a March 2015 off-Broadway run at Shetler Studios’ Theater 54. Leighann plays the lead role in the early 2019 production of Other Desert Cities
at the Clague Playhouse. She is a member of the Dobama Emerging Actors Program master acting faculty and director of Laurel’s theater productions.
has been seen on-stage in both the Cleveland and Philadelphia area and since 2006 has been working in design and technical theatre. In May 2015, Cody earned his B.F.A. in acting, with a minor in musical theatre, from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he studied stage combat. He is an advanced actor combatant with The Society of American Fight Directors, with certified proficiency in eight weapon disciplines.