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For Students ages 4-18, Camp Theater! is a summer drama camp that immerses students in interactive and educational theater-based activities. Camp Theater! is a unique opportunity for students to work with and learn from Great Lakes Theater’s professional teaching artists in a fun, safe and supportive environment.
Daily classes will be held at Berea-Midpark Middle School in one week sessions from Monday through Friday. Students may enroll in one or both week-long sessions, as different material will be covered each week. The program is designed for students of all levels of experience and ability. There is no audition required. Classes will be divided by students’ respective ages. The drama camp features classes in acting, Shakespeare, movement, improvisation, stage combat, mask making and much more!
Registration is not complete or guaranteed until this form is submitted, even if Camp Theater! "tickets" are purchased online.
You can purchase "tickets" to camp online to streamline the payment process. Please click on the buttons below to purchase your "tickets" for Week I, Week II or Both Weeks! Your registration is not complete or guaranteed until the registration & medical form is sent via email or mail to Kelly Schaffer Florian.
Please check back in early 2021 for more info about next year's Camp Theater!
Kid Classics camp is a great way to introduce your little ones to Shakespeare and other classic stories. Each day a new story will be introduced using theater exercises, movement, music and crafts that are inspired by the themes and ideas in these timeless tales.
9:30 am—10:30 am / Camp Fee: $65 per week
Groundlings spend the first hour with the Kid Classic team and then expand on their discoveries. Campers will use improvisation and story- telling techniques to bring classic literature to life. They will discover confidence and a new means of expression as they uncover their own unique talents and abilities.
9:30 am—12:00 pm* / Camp Fee: $160 per week
Working with scenes and monologues from Shakespeare and other classic drama, campers will bring literature’s greatest characters to life. The camp includes fun theater games, characterization work and acting exercises.
9:30 am—3:00 pm†/ Camp Fee: $225 per week
Upstart Crows will explore professional theatrical rehearsal techniques, intended to produce deeper, more meaningful performances in a fun, friendly and supportive environment. Techniques include improvisation, stage combat and a close reading of classic text.
9:30 am—3:00 pm †/ Camp Fee: $225 per week
Designed for the beginner, as well as the advanced acting student, campers will continue the exploration of professional theatrical techniques, including text analysis and character development. Campers will also explore audition techniques, stage combat, and voice and movement.
9:30 am—3:00 pm†/ Camp Fee: $225 per week
Groundlings campers will perform a short scene of a classic story for parents and invited guests on Friday at 11:45 am. All older campers will perform Splash Scenes for parents and invited guests on Friday at 2:30 pm. All full-day campers: Bring a bag lunch/drink to eat in the school cafeteria.
I can’t believe that this is my daughter’s last year as a camper with your program...This is the start of the “lasts” as she enters her Senior year in high school...I want to thank you all for your time, talent and love that you have given her over the years... This is where she first realized she enjoyed the stage and acting. Your summer program...gave her so much confidence in herself as well as a lot of joy. She always came out of your camp days with a big smile and loads of stories and laughter. She has met like souls, and I am hoping they keep in touch as they have been doing.
Tanya, Camp Theater! Parent
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