Spring Break Acting Camps

April 13-17 2020

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June - August 2020

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October - December 2020

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Winter & Midwinter Break Acting Classes

February - April 2021

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Taproot Acting Studio programs are cancelled through May 4, 2020.

Check out our Summer Theatre Camps here.

PRE-K - 1ST GRADE 2ND-3RD GRADE 4TH-12TH GRADE 4TH-6TH GRADE 7TH-12TH GRADE

ADVENTURES IN DRAMA
(Children must be 4 or older and potty-trained)
“Once upon a time…” These words are the portal to fantastic adventures and imaginative journeys. This camp offers young children a great introduction to drama and is a guaranteed imagination builder. In each session students may listen to and tell stories, learn dynamic theatre games to play at home, and receive all the necessary items for a basic craft to bring their story to life! Whether virtually or in-person, every week we will be exploring a different theme or story. Join us for multiple sessions for more theatrical fun!

ONLINE SESSIONS
Session 1: 
June 22 – 26, 2020**
Session 2: July 6 – 10, 2020**
Session 3: July 13 – 17, 2020

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday – Friday
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM, 10:15am – 11:45am Break & Optional Craft Time, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $75 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teachers Include: Shelby Parsons, Emily Paul, Claire Schuttler
**Sessions 1 and 2 will be combined with our 2nd-3rd grade Imagination Quest camps

ON-SITE SESSIONS
Session 4:
July 20 – 24, 2020
Session 5: July 27 – 31, 2020
Session 6: August 3 – 7, 2020
Session 7: August 10 – 14, 2020
Session 8: August 17 – 21, 2020
Session 9: August 24 – 28, 2020

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $200 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 1:00 PM
Teachers include: Emily Paul, David Roby, Claire Schuttler

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IMAGINATION QUEST
2nd-3rd grade
“Once upon a time…” These words are the portal to fantastic adventures and imaginative journeys. This camp offers young children a great introduction to drama and is a guaranteed imagination builder. Students will learn all about the three tools in an actor’s toolbox: imagination, voice and body. Whether virtually or in-person, every week we will be exploring a different theme or story. Join us for multiple sessions for more theatrical fun!

ONLINE SESSIONS
Session 1:
 June 22 – 26, 2020
Session 2: July 6 – 10, 2020

Location: Your living room!
Dates:
Monday – Friday
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM, 10:15am – 11:45am Break & Optional Craft Time, 11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost:
$75 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teachers include: Shelby Parsons, Claire Schuttler
**Sessions 1 and 2 will be combined with our PreK-1st grade Adventures in Drama camps

ON-SITE SESSIONS
Session 3:
 July 20 – 24, 2020
Session 4: August 24 – 28, 2020

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 1:00 PM | Cost: $200 (1 week)
Teachers include: Claire Schuttler

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ART OF COMEDY FOR KIDS
2nd-3rd grade
Perfect for the young comedian, Art of Comedy for Kids teaches children how to tickle the funny bones of their friends and family. They’ll be introduced to improvisation, work together to build comedic scenes and begin to learn what makes funny things so funny! Prepare yourself and your students for big laughs when they put it all together in a comedy showcase at the end of the week.

Teachers: Solomon Davis, Rob Martin
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)
Performance: July 31, 2020 at 3:00 PM

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MUSICAL KIDS
2nd-3rd grade
The place for your child to sing and act this summer is the Musical Kids camp! Young actors will spend a week learning the foundations of good musical technique — like breathing, projection and movement — important for all musical theatre artists. This will be an action packed week designed for kids who love to perform. Musical theatre songs appropriate for this age and skill level will be selected in preparation for an exciting end-of-week performance.

Teachers: Emily Paul, Claire Schuttler
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, August 3 – 7, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Cost: $250 (1 week)
Performance: Aug 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

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MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE — Now Online!
4th-12th grade
A perfect introduction to musical theatre or a great opportunity to hone musical theatre skills, your actor will sing, dance and act during this week of theatrical fun. Students will put all their new skills together in a performance on the final day of camp that will be made up of large group numbers, duets and more as the entire company sings some of the greatest songs in musical theatre.

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday – Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Break, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $125 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teachers: Jenny Cross, Steven Tran, Alzya DelPan-Monley

Session 1: June 22 – 26, 2020
Session 2: July 6 – 10, 2020

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STAGE TO SCREEN 101 — Now Online!
4th-12th grade
Lights! Camera! Action! Join us as we teach young thespians how to transition from the stage to the screen in our first acting for the camera class! This four-day intensive will teach your student all about how to jump into the virtual world of on-camera acting. This camp will focus on beginning techniques and gaining familiarity with being in front of the camera. This camp is perfect for any budding television or film actor who wants to learn about what it takes to be in front of a camera!

Location: Your living room!
Date: Monday-Thursday, June 29 – July 2
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Break, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $100 (1 week)
Teacher: TBA

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THE WORLD WIDE HISTORY OF THEATRE — Now Online!
4th-12th grade
Dive into the world of theatre in this four-day camp all about the history of theatre, musicals, and story! We’ll learn about the great playwrights from way back in the day to the contemporary writers paving the way today.  Each day students will have the chance to interact with and discuss the vast world of storytelling, from its origins in Greece to its present-day relevance on Broadway and the West End. This class is perfect for young performers looking to get their feet wet and advanced performers who want to widen their theatre knowledge in all the theatre pool has to offer!

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 29 – July 2
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Break, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $100 (1 week)
Teacher: TBA

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SHAKESPEARE DAYCAMP (1 WEEK) — Now Online!
4th-12th grade
William Shakespeare is one of the greatest storytellers to ever write for the stage, and this summer students will make his words come alive. In this camp your student will “be not afraid of greatness,” get to know Shakespeare and his plays, immerse themselves in the language of the time and learn either a set of scenes or a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s great plays.

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 17
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Break, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $125 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teacher: Marianne Savell

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GENRE STUDY SHOWCASE: Comedy of Manners
4th-12th grade

Students will explore the ins and outs of a specific genre, such as drama, farce, minimalist, absurdist, etc. Last year’s students explored the mystery genre through a hilarious original work written for this camp! This year’s class is sure to be another challenging and exciting week as students experience the entire production process from first rehearsal to final performance in this one-week, fast-paced camp.

Teacher: Daniel Stoltenberg
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Aug 17 – 21 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Aug 21, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

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SHAKESPEARE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)
4th-12th grade
Performing: Announced later in 2020
Past Showcase or Shakespeare experience recommended. If this is your student’s first Shakespeare camp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approval or to see if this class would be a good fit for your student.

All the world’s a stage and the actors in this camp are its fantastic players! It is time for your student to brush up their Shakespeare as they spend two weeks learning the language, movement, voice and acting techniques needed to make the words of one of the greatest playwrights come to life. The fast-paced and challenging camp culminates in two performances of a shortened version of one of Shakespeare’s great plays—and will cultivate a lifetime of admiration for the Bard himself.

Teacher: Lorrie Fargo
Location:
WEEK 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church,N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
WEEK 2: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 20 – 24, July 27 – August 1, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $545 (2 weeks)
Performances: Friday, July 31 at 3:00 PM and Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 AM

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MUSICAL THEATRE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)SOLD OUT!
4th-12th grade
Performing: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.
Authorization Code Required
If this is your student’s first Musical Theatre Supercamp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approval or to schedule an audition. Returning students email studio@taproottheatre.org for authorization code.

On your mark… get set… sing, dance and act! This fast-paced and challenging two week intensive will dive deep into the singing, dancing and acting techniques needed for musical theatre performance. Not for the faint of heart, this class will challenge even the most experienced young actors. Each student will go through an audition process to create an experience they will never forget. Week one will be in a virtual classroom, giving students the chance to hone their songs and dance moves on their own time. The second week will be in the theatre, where they will prepare to bring their virtual learnings to life!

Locations:
WEEK 1: Your living room!
WEEK 2: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 13 – 17, 20 – 25, 2020
Time:
WEEK 1: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Break, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
WEEK 2: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $400 (2 weeks)
Performances: Jul 24, 3:00 PM; Jul 25, 10:00 AM
Teachers: Jenny Cross, Edd Key, Sarah Diener

Email studio@taproottheatre.org to be added to the waitlist.

ART OF COMEDY FOR YOUTH
4th-6th grade
This exciting, challenging and hilarious camp opens your child’s eyes to the comedy all around them. Students will learn the secrets of comedic acting and develop comedic timing and skills as they explore everything from improv to slapstick and sketch comedy. They will also spend time learning sketches and lessons from some of history’s great comedians. The camp culminates in a performance of comedic proportions at the end of the week!

ONLINE SESSIONS
Session 1: June 22 – 26, 2020
Session 2: July 6 – 10, 2020

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Break, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Cost: $125 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teachers include: Rob Martin, David Roby, Marianne Savell

ON-SITE SESSIONS
Session 3: 
August 3 – 7, 2020; Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Session 4: August 17 – 21, 2020; Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N

Teachers include: Solomon Davis, Rob Martin, David Roby, Marianne Savell
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

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YOUTH SHOWCASE
4th-6th grade
This camp provides all the fun and excitement of putting on a full production in just one week. From auditioning and rehearsing to preparing for a final performance, students will have a great time working together and developing their acting skills. Get ready for an action packed, fast-paced theatre adventure as students come together to memorize lines, learn stage blocking and go through tech rehearsals just like the professionals. Each week will be different, so join us more than once!

Teacher: Daniel Stoltenberg
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

Session 1: July 20 – 24, 2020
Session 2: August 10 – 14, 2020
Session 3:August 24 – 28, 2020

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PLAYWRITING — Now Online!
7th-12th grade
Join Taproot playwright, Melanie Hampton, in this one-week class that explores the writing process, story structure and character development of playwriting. Storytellers, aspiring playwrights and creative writers will collaborate to write scenes they will perform as a staged reading at the end of the week. This class is perfect for actors interested in writing for the first time.

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday – Friday, Jul 13 – 17
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM, Break, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Cost: $125 (1 week)
Teacher: Melanie Hampton

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ART OF COMEDY FOR TEENS
7th-12th grade
Make ‘em laugh! Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh? This rousing one-week camp will help develop your teenage actor’s comedic timing as they learn the rules of improv, work together on comedic scenes, hone their stand up skills, and develop their own voice as a comedian. Family and friends will get a chance to laugh until they cry at the end of week performance.

Teachers: Solomon Davis, Rob Martin
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, August 10 – 14, 2020 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Aug 14, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

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TEEN SHOWCASE
7th-12th grade
It’s easy to watch a favorite actor or actress on stage or screen and think, “How do they do that?” This camp takes you behind the curtain, exploring what the actor can bring to the rehearsal process. Students will present either a one act play or a series of short scenes, and learn the wide range of theatrical skills required for performance. This is a fast-paced camp that requires the ensemble to work together, trust each other and take risks. Students will be amazed at what they have accomplished when it all comes together in front of an audience.

Teacher: Marianne Savell
Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, August 3 – 7, 2020 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Aug 7, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

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TEEN INTENSIVE
7th-12th grade
Is your young actor ready for the next level? This camp allows students the opportunity to dive into scene work, character development and prepare them for their school auditions! During the week students will interact with some of Taproot’s professional artists who know what it takes to excel in this industry. Our team will guide your teenager through the process of auditioning from start to finish. Students will receive individual monologue coaching and will prepare selected scenes that will challenge them as an actor. Students will work towards a presentation of scenes and monologues to be performed at the end of the week. All Teen Intensive students will be asked to bring two contrasting monologues to the first day of camp. More information will be provided prior to camp starting.

Teacher: Marianne Savell
Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Aug 17 – 21 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Final Presentation: Aug, 21, 3:00 PM | Cost: $345 (1 week)

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ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE (1 WEEK)
7th-12th grade
Authorization Code Required
If this is your student’s first Advanced Musical Theatre Revue at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approval or to schedule an audition. Returning students email studio@taproottheatre.org for the authorization code.

Aimed at serious artists in training, this rigorous musical theatre revue camp is fast-paced and challenging and will hone and challenge your student’s current musical theatre skills. Students will audition and be cast to perform numbers from the musical theatre canon. They will work to further develop their singing, dancing and acting skills which will culminate in a performance on the final day of camp.

Teachers: Jenny Cross
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31, 2020 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: July 31, 2020, 3:00 PM | Cost: $345 (1 week)

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ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS) — SOLD OUT!
7th-12th grade
Performing: The Sound of Music

Give my regards to Broadway! Aimed at serious artists in training, this fast-paced and challenging camp is for those who want a taste of the professional world of musical theatre. Students will experience the thrill of accomplishment by putting on a show that comes together in just two weeks. Each actor will audition and be cast in a challenging Broadway-style musical. Our advanced students have the added privilege of performing twice.

Teachers: Jenny Cross, Sarah Diener
Location:
WEEK 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
WEEK 2: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday; August 3 – 7, 10 – 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $565 (2 weeks)
Performances: August 14, 3:00 PM and August 15, 10:00 AM

Email studio@taproottheatre.org to be added to the waitlist.

 

2020 Fall Acting Classes will be announced in August of 2020. Please check back later for updates.

2021 Winter Acting Classes will be announced in October of 2020. Please check back later for updates.

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Taproot Theatre

204 N 85th St
Seattle, WA 98103

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Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

7500 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Church parking lot entrance off of N 75th St

United Evangelical Free Church

1420 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Church parking lot entrance off of Mary Ave NW

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Thank You

Support for Taproot Theatre’s Education & Outreach programming is generously provided by:
 

Margery M. Jones Charitable Trust, Fredric Sjoholm, Trustee
D.V. & Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust
Dupar Foundation | Moccasin Lake Foundation | University-Ballard Lions Club | Anonymous