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Summer Acting Camps 2013

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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 into fantastic adventures and imaginative journeys. This class offers your young one a great introduction to drama and is a guaranteed imagination builder. Each class session, students will listen to and tell stories and then use movement, props and teamwork to bring to life the pictures they create in their imaginations. They’ll learn to develop a dramatic character through problem solving in stories and begin to grow in their love for theatre.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates*: Monday-Friday   Time: 10am-2pm
Performance: Last day of camp @ 1pm

Cost: $185.00  |  1 week

*Offered throughout the summer. Please specify the session/dates your child will attend.

Session 1              June 24-28, 2013
Session 2             July 8-12, 2013   Sold out.
Session 3             July 22-26, 2013   Sold out.
Session 4             July 29-August 2, 2013  Sold out. 
Session 5             August 19-23, 2013

 

Adventures in Drama2nd-3rd grade

Your child’s imagination provides the script in this class that challenges and excites your young one as they learn theatre terms, play games that reinforce important skills and work together to tell a compelling story. Each class session, students will listen to and tell stories and then use movement, props and teamwork to bring to life the pictures they create in their imagination. They’ll learn to develop a dramatic character through problem solving in stories and begin to grow in their love for theatre.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates*: Monday-Friday   Time: 10am-2pm
Performance: Last day of camp @ 1pm

Cost: $185.00  |  1 week

*Offered throughout the summer. Please specify the dates your child will attend.

Session 1              August 5-9, 2013
Session 2             August 12-16, 2013
Session 3             August 26-30, 2013

Theatre Puppetry ~ 2nd-3rd grade

Your child and the puppets they create are the stars of this exciting new camp! Students will imagine and create a variety of the wildest puppets out of the most ordinary materials: paper, wood, cloth … perhaps even some socks. They will learn theatrical techniques and storytelling skills and then put it all together in a one of a kind end of week performance. Theatre Puppetry has been popular in our camps in the past, so sign up early! Taught by Kim Morris.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates*: Monday-Friday, July 8-12, 2013   Time: 10am-2pm
Performance: Last day of camp @ 2pm

Cost: $215  |  1 week

Art of Comedy for Kids2nd-3rd grade

Perfect for your young comedian, The Art of Comedy for Kids teaches your child 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. Taught by Solomon Davis and Rob Martin.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 29-August 2, 2013   Time: 10am-4pm
Performance: Friday, August 2 @ 3pm

Cost: $285  |  1 week 

 

Art of Comedy for Youth  ~  4th-6th grade   Sold out.

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. Culminating in a performance of comedic proportions at the end of the week! Taught by Solomon Davis and Rob Martin.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 22-July 26, 2013   Time: 10am-4pm
Performance: Friday, July 26 @ 3pm

Cost: $310  |  1 week

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 to rehearsing and preparing for a final production, 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.

Location: Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St
Dates*: Monday-Friday   Time: 10am-4pm
Performance: Last day of camp @ 3pm

Cost: $285  |  1 week

*Offered for two separate weeks. Please specify the session/dates your child will attend.

Session 1             August 12-16, 2013   Sold out. 
Session 2            August 26-30, 2013   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. Taught by David Roby and Rob Martin.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 15-July 19, 2013   Time: 10am-4pm
Performance: Friday, July 19 @ 3pm

Cost: $310  |  1 week

Teen Showcase  ~  7th-12th grade

It is 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 perform either a one act play or a series of short scenes all of which will call on a wide variety of theatrical skills. Experience is not required, but a desire to learn and the ability to take risks are! Students will be amazed at what they have accomplished when it all comes together in the final performance.

Location: Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 29-Aug 2, 2013   Time: 10am-4pm
Performance: Friday, Aug 2 @ 3pm

Cost: $285  |  1 week

Audition!  ~  7th-12th grade

Is your young actor itching to jump into the world of professional acting? This camp will prepare them for one of the most vital parts of acting: auditions. Our team will guide your teenager through the process of auditioning from start to finish. Students will finish this class with a professional résumé, headshot and audition monologue. During the week students will get the chance to interact with some of Taproot’s best and brightest artists who know what it takes to excel in this industry.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Mon-Fri, Aug 19-23, 2013   Time: 10am-4pm
NO PERFORMANCE

Cost: $285  |  1 week

Advanced Musical Theatre Supercamp* (2 weeks)  ~  7th-12th grade   Sold out. 

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

Performing: Hello, Dolly! - Show subject to change pending availability.

Pre-requisite: Two Taproot Theatre musical camps, or related experience and audition with camp instructor.

Locations:
Week 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Week 2: Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St

Dates: Mon-Fri, Aug 12-16 & 19-23, 2013   Time: 10am-4pm
Performances: Friday, August 23 @ 3pm and Saturday, August 24 @ 10am

Cost: $535  |  2 weeks

*Pre-requisite: Two Taproot Theatre musical camps, or related experience and audition with camp instructor.

 

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. Directed by Jenny Cross, musical direction by Debbie Armstrong.

Location: Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St
Dates*: Monday-Friday   Time: 10am-4pm
Performance: Last day of camp @ 3pm

Cost: $310  |  1 week

*Offered for two separate weeks. Please specify the session/dates your child will attend.

Session 1             June 24-28, 2013
Session 2            July 8-12, 2013   Sold out.

Stage Combat Mini-Camp  ~  4th-12th grade     Sold out.

It’s not all just fun and games and swords! Well-choreographed fight scenes can dramatically enhance the story of a play. In this three day 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 the scene. Ultimately, students will discover and explore how stage combat can enhance and contribute to the story being told. A technique showcase will be held on the final day of class.

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave Nt
Dates: Mon-Wed, July 1-3, 2013   Time: 10am-4pm
Performance: Wednesday, July 3 @ 3pm

Cost: $205  |  3 days

Shakespeare Daycamp  (1 week)  ~  4th-12th grade   Sold out.

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 then 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!

Performing: As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Location: Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Mon-Fri, July 15-19, 2013   Time: 10am-4pm
Performance: Friday, July 19 @ 3pm

Cost: $285  |  1 week

Musical Theatre Supercamp*  (2 weeks)  ~  4th-12th grade

On your mark… get set… sing, dance and act! This two week intensive will dive into techniques for musical theatre. Not for the faint of heart, this class will challenge even the most experienced young actors, singers and dancers. 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! Directed by Jenny Cross, musical direction by Debbie Armstrong.

Performing: Oliver! like you’ve never seen it before—character’s genders will be adapted to fit the cast. Show subject to change pending availability.

Prerequisite: One Taproot Theatre class/camp or related experience and audition with camp instructor.

Locations:
Week 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Week 2: Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St

Dates: Mon-Fri, July 15-19 & 22-26, 2013   Time: 10am-4pm
Performances: Friday, July 26 @ 3pm and Saturday, July 27 @ 10am

Cost: $510  |  2 weeks

*Pre-requisite: Two Taproot Theatre musical camps, or related experience and audition with camp instructor.

Shakespeare Supercamp*  (2 weeks)  ~  4th-12th grade

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 alive. 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.

Performing: The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Locations:
Week 1: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St and Greenwood Ave N
Week 2: Taproot Theatre, 204 N 85th St

Dates: Mon-Fri, July 29-Aug 2  & Aug 5-9, 2013   Time: 10am-4pm
Performances: Friday, Aug 9 @ 3pm and Saturday, Aug 10 @ 10am

Cost: $485  |  2 weeks

*Prerequisite: Taproot Theatre Shakespeare camp, showcase camp, or related experience and audition with camp instructor.

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