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Summer Camps at The Little Theatre are back! Join us for one or more of our 2022 offerings.
The Little Theatre welcomes all youth, regardless of ability or experience.
Throughout the camps, young actors will learn stage blocking and lines, as well as a variety of theatre elements including character development, voice and diction, costumes, movement, and production etiquette.
Campers have the option to purchase a LTWS Summer Camp '22 t-shirt for $10 when registering.
Safety and cleanliness will be paramount in all of our camps and classes, as we follow the safety protocols designated by the State of NC and the CDC.
June 21-25, 2021 (FULL)
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Director: Chad Edwards
In this one-week, full-day camp, we will discover the lessons learned and the joy within some of Aesop's most popular fables such as The Tortoise and The Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, The Lion and the Mouse, and The Country Mouse and the City Mouse. Character movement will be a large focus, as well as planning and acting out scenes, and making simple character masks or costume pieces. The camp will conclude with an informal presentation for family and friends.
THROUGH THE STAGE DOOR
SESSION 1: June 28 - July 2, 2021 - FULL
SESSION 2: August 2-6, 2021
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Director: Kate Carson-Groner
Second session added, due to popular demand! This camp is an introduction to the world of theatre through games, improv, silliness, and fun! Over the course of a week, campers will be exposed to a wide range of theatre styles without the added pressure of a production. Students will work together (but safely distanced!) to build characters, scenes, and imaginary worlds by learning to support and encourage each other’s creativity. The class will focus on a variety of performance and theatre game styles meant to encourage teamwork, confidence, and imagination, and give an overview of the delightfully wacky world of theatre. The camp will conclude with an informal skills demonstration for family and friends.
June 28 - July 2, 2021 (FULL)
Intro to Sewing 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Intro to Costume Design 1:15 - 4:15 pm
Ages 12 - 18
Location: LTWS Workshop (2900 Indiana Ave)
Directors: RoseLynne Bowman & Tara Raczenski
This one-week sewing and design camp is split into two portions. Register for both and save $25!*
Intro to Sewing will teach basic sewing skills, including hand and machine sewing, taking students from the preparation of sewing through completion of a finished project. Hand-sewing techniques will include selection of threads and needles, how to sew on buttons/snaps, and how to sew simple hem stitches. For machine sewing, participants will learn the parts of the machine and how to thread one, as well as how to use straight stitch, reverse, and zigzag stitches. Whether they choose to create a garment or a crafty gift, each student will have a finished product by Friday!
Intro to Costume Design will give participants hands-on training and experience in costume designing for the theatre, with over 10,000 costumes, fabrics, and accessories to utilize. Class time will consist of a brief overview of theatrical costume design basics and the history of clothing, timed team and individual "challenges", and a culminating costume parade at the end of the week.
Intro to Sewing: $125
Intro to Costume Design: $100*
DISNEY'S MOANA JR.
July 12-16 & 19-23, 2021 (FULL)
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Director: Justin Bulla
Based on the 2016 animated movie, this thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana Jr. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us!
Campers will audition for their roles on the first day (all campers will have one or more roles). The two-week camp will conclude with a fully-staged public production on the Mountcastle Forum stage from July 23-25.
Kate Carson-Groner is a performing artist, teacher, and director originally from Elkin, NC. She earned her BFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design and completed a summer intensive in street theatre and cirque in Paris, France, before moving to Chicago to perform and direct professionally. She has completed the Second City Improv Conservatory and Music Improv Conservatory, as well as the iO Improv Program. Kate has improvised professionally at The Second City, iO, and with Baby Wants Candy and Storytown Improv, where she and her teammates created entirely improvised new musicals for every performance. As an actor, she has performed regionally at Steppenwolf, Redmoon, A.R.T., Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Olney Theatre Center, as well as numerous storefront theaters in Chicago. Most recently, after moving back to NC with her family, Kate performed, directed, and music directed with Peppercorn Theatre at Kaleideum. She has coached and mentored numerous improv teams, and has directed performers of all ages in classes, workshops, and full scale theatre productions. She is thrilled to be teaching at LTWS, where she was a theatre and improv student many, MANY years ago.
Justin Bulla is in his 13th year teaching theatre and his 7th year at Rockingham County High School. He is no stranger to LTWS, having directed Yes, Virginia: The Musical twice, Mamma Mia!, and performing in countless others! Justin has also directed numerous shows for the Community Theatre of Greensboro, High Point Community Theatre, Stained Glass Playhouse, and the Stokes County Arts Council. He is the Artistic Director for the Theatre Guild of Rockingham County and attends the North Carolina Theatre Conference High School Play Festival with his students where they consistently receive excellent and superior ratings as well as other awards. Justin currently holds a BM in Music Education from Appalachian State University; a BS in Performing Arts Studies in Musical Theatre from Lees McRae College; an MEd from UNC-Greensboro in Theatre Education; and is currently working on a master's degree in Educational Leadership from Queen's University of Charlotte to become a principal.
"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up." - Pablo Picasso
RoseLynne Bowman has sewn since she was 5 years old. She began by making doll clothes, and by 4th grade she was wearing her own homemade clothes. By high school, RoseLynne discovered theatre. She loved becoming someone else through performing, but loved even more the accolades she received from other actors and crew members for costuming! RoseLynne was active in theatre throughout college and in Charlotte with the Little Theatre of Charlotte and Spirit Square. RoseLynne’s career has been as a teacher for Deaf/Hard of Hearing students. Teaching is RoseLynne’s life’s work; teaching sewing is both her passion and dream.
Chad Edwards is an educator, actor and director who works as the theatre teacher at Davie County High School. He has been a theatre educator with experience in elementary, middle school and high school theatre for almost 20 years. He has played many roles on The Little Theatre stage and has directed many educational productions, as well as some productions with The Little Theatre.
Tara Raczenski, The Little Theatre's Costume Shop Manager, got hooked on costumes with LTWS five years ago while working on Sense & Sensibility. Since that time she has designed ten shows for LTWS and other organizations around the Triad, including an all-female version of 1776 for which she won best Costume Design, and RhinoLeap's Equity production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Tara also enjoys utilizing her degree in performance onstage when she gets the chance, and adapting classic literature for the stage. Her version of Treasure Island was selected as winner of the 2018 Forsyth County New Play Initiative. Tara is also a five-year member of The Jane Austen Society of North America.
Each of our summer camps focus on enabling campers to experience the fun, excitement, and challenge of performing live theatre while developing their own talents, strengths and skills. The Little Theatre accepts all children, regardless of their level of ability or experience. Campers will learn stage blocking, lines and music (as applicable), as well as a variety of theatre elements, including character development, voice and diction, costumes, stage movement, and production etiquette. Campers can purchase a t-shirt during online registration for $10.
Register above or call (336) 725-4001. Please note that space is limited in each camp; register early to secure your spot.
PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY
Tuition must be paid in full at least two weeks prior to the start of camp for your child to attend. In the event that The Little Theatre cancels a camp, a full tuition refund will be made. If a student withdraws from camp up to two weeks prior to the camp start date, they will receive a 75% refund; no refunds will be made after that.
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