Upstart Crows of Santa Fe is a theater company for young people, age 10 to 18, with a focus on understanding and performing the works of William Shakespeare. Actors experience the plays first-hand, exploring Shakespeare's language and meaning with the help of experienced directors.
There are no auditions—all who wish to participate receive substantial roles. No prior theater experience is necessary. The company believes that great performances evolve from understanding the texts and collaborating on the productions.
The Crows perform three plays a year, with productions in the Spring, Summer, and Fall. They have an extensive outreach program and also host workshops for all ages on Shakespeare's language led by professionals.