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June 25 - August 31, 2018

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

ADVENTURES IN DRAMA, JR.
Pre K-1st grade (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.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates*: Monday-Friday
*Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $195 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 1:00 PM
Teachers: Kim Morris, Melanie Hampton, Marianne Savell

SOLD OUT! Session 1              June 25 – 29, 2018
Session 2             July 9 – 13, 2018
Session 3             July 16 – 20, 2018
Session 4             July 23 – 27, 2018
Session 5             July 30 – August 3, 2018
Session 6             August 6 – 10, 2018
Session 7             August 13 – 17, 2018
Session 8             August 20 – 24, 2018
Session 9             August 27 – 31, 2018

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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!

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates*: Monday-Friday
        *Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $195 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 1:30 PM
Teacher: Alanna Piek

Session 1             June 25 – 29, 2018
Session 2             July 30 – August 3, 2018
Session 3             August 20 – 24, 2018
Session 4             August 27 – 31, 2018

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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.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 9 – 13, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: July 13, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Teacher: Solomon Davis

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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.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, August 13 – 17, 2018
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost: $250 (1 week)
Performance: August 17, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Teacher: Claire Schuttler

To be added to the waitlist for the Musical Kids camp, please email studio@taproottheatre.org.

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!

Dates*: Monday-Friday
*Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $325 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM
Teachers Include: Rob Martin, Solomon Davis, Marianne Savell

Session 1             June 25 – 29, 2018
Location: Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

SOLD OUT! Session 2             July 16 – 20, 2018
Location: Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

SOLD OUT! Session 3             July 30 – August 3, 2018
Location: Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

SOLD OUT! Session 4             August 13 – 17, 2018
Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St

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YOUTH SUMMER 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!

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday
*Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM
Teacher: Daniel Stoltenberg

SOLD OUT! Session 1: July 23 – 27, 2018

SOLD OUT! Session 2: August 6 – 10, 2018

SOLD OUT! Session 3: August 27 – 31, 2018

Check out classes in the 4th-12th grade section for great alternatives!

PLAYWRITING
7th-12th grade
NEW! Join playwright Melanie Hampton (Taproot Theatre’s Hark the Harold, CyberZoo: It’s Nothing Personal) 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: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 16 – 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $345 (1 week)
Performance: Friday, July 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Teacher: Melanie Hampton

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SOLD OUT! ART OF COMEDY FOR TEEN
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.

Location: Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 23 – 27, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $325 (1 week)
Performance: July 27, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Teachers: Rob Martin, Solomon Davis

Check out Genre Study Showcase: Farce in the 4th-12th Grade section for an exciting alternative!

To be added to the waitlist for the Art of Comedy for Teen camp, please email studio@taproottheatre.org.

 

SOLD OUT! 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.

Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 6 – 10, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: August 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Teacher: Rick Hornor

Check out Teen Intensive in the 7th-12th Grade section or camps in the 4th-12th Grade section for an exciting alternative!

To be added to the waitlist for the Teen Showcase camp, please email studio@taproottheatre.org.

 

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 should bring two contrasting monologues to the first day of camp. More information will be provided upon registering.

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 20 8N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 20 – 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $345 (1 week)
Performance: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Teacher: Rick Hornor

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ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE (1 WEEK)
7th-12th grade
Aimed at serious artists in training, this rigorous musical theatre revue camp 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.

Pre-requisite: Previous Taproot Musical Theatre Revue or audition with instructor. Advanced camps are fast-paced and challenging; if this is your student’s first Advanced Musical Theatre Revue at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approval or to schedule an audition before registeringAuthorization code required for new and returning students. Email studio@taproottheatre.org for code.

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 30 – August 3, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $345 (1 week)
Performance: August 3, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Teacher: Jenny Cross

Auditions for Advanced Musical Theatre Revue have ended. If you are a returning Revue or Supercamp student, please email studio@taproottheatre.org to be added to the waitlist.

Check out Musical Theatre Revue in the 4th-12th Grade section for an alternative to this class.

 

SOLD OUT! ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)
7th-12th grade
Performing: Bye, Bye Birdie Young Performers’ Edition

Give my regards to Broadway! Aimed at serious artists in training, this 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.

Pre-requisite: One Taproot Theatre Musical Supercamp or related experience with an audition. Supercamps are fast-paced and challenging; if this is your student’s first Musical Theatre Supercamp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org to schedule an audition before registering.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N (WEEK 1); Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St (WEEK 2)
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 6 – 10, 13 – 18, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $565 (2 weeks)
Performances: August 17, 3:00 PM and August 18, 10:00 AM
Teacher: Jenny Cross

Auditions for Advanced Musical Theatre Supercamp have ended. If you are a returning Supercamp student, please email studio@taproottheatre.org to be added to the waitlist.

Check out Musical Theatre Supercamp (performing The Wizard of Oz) in the 4th-12th Grade section for an alternative to this class.

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. Each week will have a different, exciting theme, so join us for both!

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday
*Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $325 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM
Teacher: Jenny Cross

SOLD OUT! Session 1             June 25 – 29, 2018
Session 2             July 9 – 13, 2018

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SHAKESPEARE DAYCAMP (1 WEEK)
4th-12th grade
PerformingComedy of Errors

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!”

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 16 – 20, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $325 (1 week)
Performance: July 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Teacher: Rick Hornor

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GENRE STUDY SHOWCASE: FARCE
4th-12th grade
NEW! Follow in the footsteps of the Marx Brothers in this new camp taught by Daniel Stoltenberg (Taproot Theatre’s Room Service). You’ll study the exaggerated, extravagant and improbable nature of farce, develop specific acting techniques and perform a showcase production in the genre at the end of the week. This camp is great for actors interested in studying the genre, including past Art of Comedy students.

Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 20 – 24, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: August 24, 2018 at 3:00 PM
Teacher: Daniel Stoltenberg

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MUSICAL THEATRE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)
4th-12th grade
Performing: The Wizard of Oz Young Performers’ Edition

On your mark… get set… sing, dance and act! This 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!

Prerequisite: Previous Taproot Musical Theatre Supercamp or audition with instructor. Supercamps are fast paced and challenging; if this is your student’s first Musical Theatre Supercamp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org to schedule an audition before registeringAuthorization code required for new and returning students. Email studio@taproottheatre.org for code.

Locations: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N (WEEK 1); Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St (WEEK 2)
Dates: Monday-Friday July 16 – 20, 23 – 28, 2018
Performances: July 27 at 3:00 PM, July 28 at 10:00 AM
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $545 (2 weeks)
Teacher: Jenny Cross

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SHAKESPEARE SUPERCAMP (2 WEEKS)
4th-12th grade
Performing: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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 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.

Prerequisite: Taproot Shakespeare camp or related experience with Studio approval. Supercamps are fast-paced and challenging; if this is your student’s first Shakespeare camp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approvalAuthorization code required for new and returning students. Email studio@taproottheatre.org for code.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N (WEEK 1); Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St (WEEK 2)
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 23 – 27, July 30 – August 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $545 (2 weeks)
Performances: Friday, August 3 at 3:00 PM and Saturday, August 4 at 10:00 AM
Teachers: Lorrie Fargo, Melanie Hampton

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2019 Fall Acting Classes will be announced in August of 2018. Please check back later for updates.

2019 Winter Acting Classes will be announced in October of 2018. Please check back later for updates.

2019 Spring Break Acting Camps will be announced in January of 2019. Please check back later for updates.

Class Locations

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Taproot Theatre

204 N 85th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

7500 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

The Pocket Theater

8312 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Magnolia United Church of Christ

3555 W McGraw St
Seattle, WA 98199

United Evangelical Free Church

1420 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA 98117

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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