We offer opportunities for involvement in theater both onstage and off. Explore improvisation, scene study, make-up, theater of the absurd, set construction, our main production, Shakespeare, and more. Discover yourself performing at Noontime Shows and at the Arts Festival.
BLACK BOX THEATER: Ages 11-15 (Limit 12) Love to act and want to be in a One Act play? This class is for advanced students with previous acting experience who want to flex their acting chops and work with a text. There will be auditions and a rehearsal period where you will develop your character and work as an ensemble to stage the play. Attention to script analysis, voice, movement, and advanced acting techniques will be part of the daily process. You will perform in our black box theater on Festival Day. (period 1)
COMEDY LAB: (Limit 12) Do you love making people laugh? If yes, then this is the class for you! We will spend the session mixing improv, with sketch comedy, stand up comedy, and more to write and create our very own out-of-this-world variety show! (period 1)
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE: (Limit 12) Create an adventure story that will involve lots of quick decisions. At each crossroad, the audience chooses the next step for the characters. The ensemble acts out the results, even as the choices lead to stranger and stickier situations. If you love to think up wild plots and have a blast performing, this is the place to be. Our contagiously convoluted creation debuts on Festival Day. (period 1)
SQUARE 1 DRAMA: Ages 8-11 This beginning theatre class will explore everything it means to be an actor! We will start with improv games to warm up our imaginations, then work on individual monologues and short scenes, perfecting our stage presence, projection and listening techniques all the way through. If you’ve always wanted to be on stage but didn’t quite know how to start, this is the perfect class to introduce you into the magical world of theatre! Come have a blast! (period 2)
FAIRY TALE MYSTERY MAKEOVER:
THEATER OF THE ABSURD: (Limit 16) This class is for those crazy, zany, far-out types who are willing to take a giant step into the world of absurdity. Scenes are created by the ensemble and performed for the questionable welfare of the entire summer program. The only prerequisite is an eagerness and willingness to be ABSURD. (period 5)
ADVANCED IMPROV: Ages 11-15 (Limit 16) Take your improv skills to the next level this summer with Advanced Improv. Building off skills learned in your previous improv training, we focus on using familiar concepts in new ways. We cover points of inspiration, open scene work, advanced short form games and even long form improvisation techniques. We’ll spend the session laughing, playing and finding the “game” in everything we do. Of course, we’ll share our impromptu ensemble-based comedy with the whole community on Festival Day! (period 6)
MOBILE THEATER SQUAD: (Limit 12) All of camp’s a stage! In this immersive theatre class we will create a collaborative group piece that will perform in surprising spots. The kitchen? The sandbox? Aaron’s Office? Who knows? First, we’ll use our imaginations to write a play, and then we’ll use our surroundings to further inspire us. On festival day, we will present our traveling creation using the whole camp as our stage; the audience will be free to explore our performance as they please. Get ready for theatre on its feet!