So we’ve been gearing up for Camp Premiere for some time now (it’s a full-time job!) and just cannot wait to start seeing students arrive. Clare and I (Frank the super awesome education assistant) have been sifting through applications, building our curriculum, and getting to know the lucky campers who will be spending two weeks of their summer with the dream team.
We have some pretty exciting things planned for the middle school camp. As camp’s theme is “Let’s Put On a Show” we want the students to write and act in their own devised piece (of course with help from the wonderful staff). A lot of our students haven’t done theatre before so we have quite a few games, activities and lessons planned to help give them a leg up on creating a show from the ground up. But just how do we do this in two weeks? Well, we have some planned seminars with industry professionals who will come in and work with the campers. Campers will gain invaluable skills on how to structure a show and how to work on their acting skills. We will also dissect other works created by playwrights to get a handle on the literary elements that form the basis for dramatic structure.
The wonderful Julia Frieri and Ellen Beattie will run the high school camp guiding campers through more advanced acting techniques and helping them “Take The Stage” this summer. They will be exploring various vocal techniques, repertoire preparation and auditioning techniques. Julia is a wonderful up and coming director/actress who’s worked Off-Broadway and all over the New Jersey area.
I know I’m really pumped to kick this off! If you haven’t signed up yet, you’re in luck because there are a couple of spaces still available in the high school camp. Are you the next Camp Premiere star?
If you are interested in the camp feel free to email me or call at:
– Frank, Education Assistant