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June 24 - August 30, 2019

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October 14 - December 11

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January 28 - April 2, 2019

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April 8-12, 2019

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PRE-K - 1ST GRADE 2ND-3RD GRADE 4TH-6TH GRADE 7TH-12TH GRADE 4TH-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 class offers young children a great introduction to drama and is a guaranteed imagination builder. Each class session students will listen to and tell stories, engage in dynamic theatre games, and then use movement, props and teamwork to bring to life the stories they create in their imaginations.

Teachers include: Kim Morris, David Roby, Marianne Savell, Ashleigh Coe, Anna Lund, Alanna Piek, Shelby Parsons
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 1:00 PM | Cost: $195 (1 week)

SOLD OUT! Session 1: Jun 24 – 28
SOLD OUT! Session 2: Jul 8 – 12
Session 3: Jul 15 – 19
Session 4: Jul 22 – 26
SOLD OUT! Session 5: Jul 29 – Aug 2
SOLD OUT! Session 6: Aug 5 – 9
Session 7: Aug 12 – 16
SOLD OUT! Session 8: Aug 19 – 23
SOLD OUT! Session 9: Aug 26 – 30

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IMAGINATION QUEST
2nd-3rd grade
Your child’s imagination provides the script in this class that challenges and excites young children as they learn theatrical terms, play games that reinforce important skills and work together to tell a compelling story. Students will learn all about the three tools in an actor’s toolbox: imagination, voice and body. They’ll experience the wonder of theatre as a team when they work together in an environment where empathy and respect are highly valued. See them apply and use all these skills in their end-of-week performance!

Teachers include: Kim Morris, Ashleigh Coe, Anna Lund, Emily Paul, Claire Schuttler
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 1:00 PM | Cost: $195 (1 week)

SOLD OUT! Session 1: Jun 24 – 28
Session 2: Jul 8 – 12
SOLD OUT! Session 3: Aug 19 – 23
Session 4: Aug 26 – 30

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SOLD OUT! 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: Rob Martin, David Roby
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, Jul 29 – Aug 2
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: Aug 2, 3:00 PM

 

SOLD OUT! 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.

Teacher: Sarah Diener, Claire Schuttler
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, Aug 12 – 16
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Cost: $250 (1 week)
Performance: Aug 16, 1:00 PM

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 pratfalls. 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!

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

CANCELED DUE TO SEATTLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS EXTENSION Session 1: Jun 24 – 28; Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave N
SOLD OUT! Session 2: Jul 8 – 12; Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave N
SOLD OUT! Session 3: Jul 15 – 19; Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave N
Session 4: Aug 5 – 9; Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 212 N 85th St

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YOUTH SHOWCASE
4th-6th grade
This camp provides all the fun and excitement of putting on a great production in just one week. From auditioning and rehearsing to preparing for a final performance, youth 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, 212 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM | Cost: $295 (1 week)

SOLD OUT! Session 1: Jul 22 – 26
SOLD OUT! Session 2: Aug 12 – 16
SOLD OUT! Session 3: Aug 26 – 30

Check out the 4th-12th Grade tab for more camps for this age group!


ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE
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; it will hone and challenge your student’s current musical theatre skills. Students will audition and be cast to perform group numbers, duets and solos 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, Sarah Diener, Steven Tran
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 212 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Jul 29 – Aug 2 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Aug 2, 3:00 PM | Cost: $345 (1 week)

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ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)
7th-12th grade
Performing: Hello Dolly!
Authorization Code Required
We are no longer holding auditions for this camp. For past Musical Theatre Supercamp or Advanced Musical Theatre Supercamp students, email studio@taproottheatre.org to request an authorization code.

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 be cast in a challenging Broadway-style musical. Our advanced students have the added privilege of performing twice.

Teachers: Jenny Cross, Beth Rainey, Taylor Niermeyer
Location:
WEEK 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
WEEK 2: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday; Aug 5 – 9, 12 – 17
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $565 (2 weeks)
Performances: Aug 16, 3:00 PM; Aug 17, 10:00 AM

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SOLD OUT! ART OF COMEDY FOR TEENS
7th-12th grade
Make ‘em laugh! Don’t you know everybody 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: Rob Martin, Solomon Davis
Location: Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, Jul 22 – 26 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Jul 26, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

Check out camps in the 4th-12th Grade section for exciting alternatives!

 

SOLD OUT! TEEN SHOWCASE
7th-12th grade
PerformingTwelve Angry Jurors
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 a one-act play 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: Rick Hornor
Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Aug 5 – 9 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Aug 9, 3:00 PM | Cost: $295 (1 week)

Check out camps in the 4th-12th Grade section for exciting alternatives!

 

SOLD OUT! TEEN INTENSIVE
7th-12th grade
Is your young actor ready for the next level? This camp allows serious theatre students the opportunity to dive into scene work, character development and prepare them for their school, college or professional 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 the first day of camp.

Teacher: Marianne Savell
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 212 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Aug 19 – 23 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Final Presentation: Aug, 23, 3:00 PM | Cost: $345 (1 week)

Check out camps in the 4th-12th Grade section for exciting alternatives!

 

PLAYWRITING
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 that 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.

Teacher: Melanie Hampton
Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Jul 15 – 19 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Final Presentation: Jul 19, 3:00 PM | Cost: $345 (1 week)

MUSICAL THEATRE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)
4th-12th grade
Performing: Frozen, 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 the authorization code.

On your mark… get set… sing, dance and act! This fast-paced and challenging two-week intensive will dive deeply 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 and be cast in a Broadway-style musical, creating an experience they will never forget. Prepare to be at the edge of your seat as the talented cast performs not once, but twice!

Teachers: Jenny Cross, Edd Key, Sarah Diener
Locations:
WEEK 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
WEEK 2: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 15 – 19, 22 – 27
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $545 (2 weeks)
Performances: Jul 26, 3:00 PM; Jul 27, 10:00 AM

REQUEST AUTHORIZATION CODE          SCHEDULE AN AUDITION

HAVE THE CODE? REGISTER NOW

 

SHAKESPEARE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)
4th-12th grade
Performing: Romeo and Juliet
Past Shakespeare or Acting Studio Showcase experience recommended. If you have questions on whether this camp would be a good fit for your student, email studio@taproottheatre.org.

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.

Teachers: Lorrie Fargo, Byron Walker
Location:
WEEK 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
WEEK 2: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Jul 22 – 26, Jul 29 – Aug 3
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Cost: $545 (2 weeks)
Performances: Aug 2, 3:00 PM; Aug 3, 10:00 AM

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MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE
4th-12th grade
A perfect introduction to musical theatre or a great opportunity to hone musical theatre skills; your young actor will sing, dance and act during this week of theatrical fun and friendship. 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.

Teachers: Jenny Cross, Beth Rainey, Sarah Diener
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 212 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: Jun 24 – 28
SOLD OUT! Session 2: Jul 8 – 12

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SOLD OUT! STAGE COMBAT
4th-12th grade
It’s not all just fun and games and swords — well-choreographed fight scenes can dramatically enhance the story of a play. In this camp, students will learn how to push, punch, kick, fall and move in a safe and theatrical way. In addition, they will learn how to cue their scene partners, aim for safe targets and mask the trick from the audience as well as build and escalate the action of a scene. Ultimately, students will discover and explore how stage combat can enhance and contribute to the story being told.

Teacher: David Roby
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 212 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Wednesday, Jul 1 – 3 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Final Skills Presentation: Jul 3, 3:00 PM | Cost: $205 (3 days)

 

SOLD OUT! SHAKESPEARE DAYCAMP
4th-12th grade
PerformingThe Tempest

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 perform a shortened version of one of Shakespeare’s great comedies. As Malvolio from Twelfth Night might say, “In so doing they will achieve greatness!”

Teacher: Rick Hornor
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 212 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Jul 15 – 19 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Jul 19, 3:00 PM | Cost: $325 (1 week)

 

SOLD OUT! GENRE STUDY SHOWCASE: MYSTERY!
4th-12th grade

Follow in the footsteps of Nancy Drew, Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes in Genre Study Showcase: Mystery! Students will create bold and mysterious characters while developing their skills of pacing, dramatic tension and physical comedy. The entire production process for this comedic mystery, from first rehearsal to final performance, happens in one week. All of the clues point to this fast-paced camp being criminally fun!

Teacher: Daniel Stoltenberg
Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday – Friday, Aug 19 – 23 | Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Performance: Aug 23, 3:00 PM | Cost: $295 (1 week)

CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE
4th-12th grade
Believe it or not, Christmas will be here before you know it, and there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than our Christmas Showcase class. Students work together and perform their own Christmas show, finely tuning theatrical skills as they build an ensemble and are inspired to take artistic risks. Each December this class performs for a sold-out audience so you won’t want to miss this year’s show!

SESSION 1
Location: United Evangelical Free Church, 1420 NW 80th St
Rehearsal Dates: Mondays, October 14 – December 2, 2019 (7 Class Sessions, No class November 11)                         
Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Cost: $295 

Dress Rehearsal: Monday, December 9, 6pm-8:30pm in Taproot’s Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Performance: Wednesday, December 11, 5pm-7pm in Taproot’s Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St 

SESSION 2
Location: United Evangelical Free Church, 1420 NW 80th St
Rehearsal Dates: Tuesdays, October 15 – December 3, 2019 (7 Class Sessions, No class November 26)                         
Time: 6pm-8:30pm
Cost: $295 

Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, December 10, 6pm-8:30pm in Taproot’s Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Performance: Wednesday, December 11, 7pm-9pm in Taproot’s Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St 

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2020 Winter Acting Classes and Midwinter Break Acting Camps will be announced in October of 2019. Please check back later for updates.

2020 Spring Break Acting Camps will be announced in January of 2020. Please check back later for updates.

Class Locations

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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

The Pocket Theater

8312 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

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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
Horizons Foundation | Dupar Foundation
Moccasin Lake Foundation | University-Ballard Lions Club | Anonymous