Crystal Theatre summer theatre workshop slated for early July


The Gonzales Crystal Theatre 22nd Summer Theatre Workshop, in association with the University of Texas Shakespeare at Winedale Program, is slated for July 6-17.   

Area students tackle challenging contemporary and classic works, have loads of fun with fairy tale and melodrama theatre, as well as learn a bit about the bard himself, Will Shakespeare.

Crystal Theatre director Barbara Crozier, GHS Theatre Arts teacher Leslie Buesing, and Crystal board president Hollis West are supported this year by the musical theatre talents of Charlotte Georgiou (fresh from the London stage), returning Crystal director Curtis Parsley, and the costuming expertise of Edith (Tek) Wilson, founder of the Excellent Theatre Company, Houston, Texas.

The Crystal has again assembled an outstanding group of instructors, student interns, and community volunteers.  Their efforts make the Crystal Workshop a fun, energetic, hands-on learning lab that has filled to capacity each summer for over two decades!

Included in the workshop fee of only $135 is the opportunity for students to attend a University of Texas Shakespeare at Winedale performance. They can interact with the visiting UT Camp Shakespeare Players as Camp Players will debut their Camp production of As You Like It on the Crystal Stage, July 9, 3:30 p.m.   The As You Like It performance, and the June 18 Camp performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream, are free to the public.

There are a limited number of spaces still available for this exciting two-week workshop.   If you have a young person (ages 8 – 14) who is interested in learning about the theatre, the world, and a whole lot about themselves, while making some life-long friends, pick up an application today.

Applications are available at the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce, through Mrs. Buesing at the High School, or at Laurel Ridge, 827 St Joseph Street, Gonzales, Texas.

You can now download and print the application online at

This summer workshop is made possible through the continued generosity of local arts patrons Bob Young and Kasey Reese Floyd, The Episcopal Church of the Messiah, The Trull Foundation, and the University of Texas Winedale Outreach Program.   Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

For more information about the Gonzales Crystal Theatre “Young Program” Theatre Workshop contact Workshop director Barbara Crozier at 830-672-2484.