Civic Theatre announces 2015 summer camps
Registration starts Monday, January 26, 2015
The 2015 summer camp schedule has been released by Julie Doan, the Director of Education and Outreach for Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette. Summer camps have been a part of Civic Theatre’s activities for more than 20 years. The summer of 2014 saw record numbers of registrations.
One week camps are designed to give a solid introduction to basic theatre skills. Campers will learn, in addition to performance skills, team building, problem solving, public speaking, confidence, and several other life building skills. The fun environment will build friendships, and memories. Each of the one week camps concludes with a performance on stage for friends and family.
The Curtains Up camp is a four week intensive learning experience. Campers will learn auditions skills, vocal technique, movement and other more in depth performance skills. The will also work with the talented professional staff to rehearse and ultimately perform, The Fiddler on the Roof Junior, with sets, costumes and lighting.
Finally, the Summer Theatre Institute will give older students an opportunity to do in depth work with The Tempest by William Shakespeare. In the past, students in the summer theatre institute have learned advanced audition techniques, Alexander technique, Meissner technique and other advance acting skills. The students have also used mask making and other interactive skills to develop character and more in depth study.
Both the Curtain’s Up Camp and the Summer Theatre Institute are in need of technical crews. For more information on any of the summer camps, please contact Julie Doan, Director of Education and Outreach. 765-423-7529, Julie@lafayettecivic.org
What a Character!
June 1 - 5, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $175 Deposit: $25.00
Campers will learn techniques and games that will help them learn how to create believable characters for the stage. The week will culminate with a performance on Friday at 12:00 showcasing skills learned for family and friends.
Build a Play
June 8 - 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $175 Deposit: $25.00
Campers will use their imaginations to develop characters and scenes as they put together their own play for performance. The week will culminate with a performance of their unique play on Friday at 12:00 for family and friends.
Beginning On Stage
June 15 - 19, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $100 Deposit: $25.00
Campers will explore the exciting world of theatre through stories, games and crafts. A short showcase for family and friends will be presented by campers on Friday at 12:00 p.m.
Fiddler On The Roof, Jr.
4-Week Intensive Summer Camp
Dates: June 29 – July 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Show Dates: July 24 & 25 at 7:30 p.m.; July 25 & 26 at 2:30 p.m.
Days will consist of classes in voice, movement, acting and rehearsing Fiddler On The Roof, Jr. All camp participants will be cast in the show. The performance will be a full-scale production with lights, sound and costumes! After the last performance, all cast and crew members will strike the set. Strike will be followed by good-bye party. This camp is very popular and sells out fast. All spots are on a first come, first served basis.
Cost: $500 Deposit: $100.00
Technical Crew Members Needed for Fiddler On The Roof, Jr.
Dates: July 20 - 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and performances
Interested in being part of the tech crew for Fiddler On The Roof, Jr. but can’t make the 4-week camp? Please call 765-423-7529 for possible tech crew positions. Positions include backstage crew, light and sound board operators and set construction. There is no cost to be part of the tech crew plus you receive a free t-shirt.
Summer Theatre Institute at (Location TBD)
Ages 13-18 June 1 – 19, 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tech Week Performances June 19 & 20 at 7:30 p.m.; Rain Date: June 21
Participants will receive training that will prepare them for the next step in their acting journey. The professional staff will help the campers learn audition techniques, movement, vocal strength and acting skills that will serve them no matter what their final pursuits. The participants will also work towards a production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Technical Crew Members Needed for The Tempest
Dates: June 15 - 19 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and performances
Interested in being part of the tech crew for The Tempest but can’t make the 3-week camp? Please call 765-423-7529 for possible tech crew positions. Positions include backstage crew, light and sound board operators and set construction. There is no cost to be part of the tech crew plus you receive a free t-shirt.
§ Space is limited, and filled on a first come, first served basis. Register early to assure your space.
§ You are not considered registered until full payment is received. Please contact Civic if payment arrangements are needed. Financial Aid is available.
§ Students should bring a sack lunch and beverage - refrigeration is available. If weather permits students will eat outside.
§ All camps will be held in an air conditioned environment except the Summer Theatre Institute which will be held both inside and outside.
§ There will be a performance every Friday for family and friends at 12:00 pm unless noted (one week camps only). A good-bye party will follow.
§ Refunds are given only for doctor documented medical reasons.
§ An emergency contact/consent form must be completed prior to the first day of camp.
§ Civic Theatre reserves the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment.
§ Each camper receives a free t-shirt.