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Technical Theater Camp, June 11-15
Acting Camp, June 16-22
Musical Theater Camp, June 23-29
Join us for an exciting experience at one or more of the St. Olaf Summer Theater Camps. You’ll learn about many facets of theater from creative professionals. Explore everything from vocal expression to stage combat with others who love theater as much as you do. These camps are an exciting, fun-filled experience where we stress the collaborative nature of live theater. Through teamwork we create a safe environment that encourages participants to think creatively and expressively. Our goal is to teach, guide and nurture the emerging theater artist or open a door for those interested in learning about the theater. This is a low-stress, high-energy experience. Come and have fun, make new friends and learn about the art and craft of theater.
New in 2013
Technical Theater Camp, June 11-15, 2013
For students ages 14-16, limited enrollment
In this hands-on and lecture-based camp, students will explore the process of design and the creation and implementation of the technical elements of theater.
Acting Camp, June 16-22, 2013
For student ages 13-16
From combat training to improv, students of all levels leave camp feeling more experienced in multiple areas of theater. In addition to classes and rehearsals – all taught by talented instructors and guest specialists – the camp schedule includes enjoyable nightly social activities. No prior theater experience is required.
Acting Camp Additional Offerings:
Advanced Stage Combat class is open to past campers with camp combate experience, with a limited enrollment of 25. Explore more advanced techniques, story telling through movement and combat, smaller scene and ensemble work allowing for specific focus on combatants, and the use of items other than swords for the creation of stage violence. Must have completed beginner session in previous camps. Additional fee (includes take-home stage combat approved practice sword).
Stage Makeup class for campers not enrolled in the Master Class option. Campers with a latex allergy cannot take part in the prosthetics portion of class. Additional fee (includes take-home makeup kit).
Master Class option
Advanced students may opt to take the Master Class. This option includes evening sessions that will be offered in addition to the whole-camp classes and activities. This class includes additional work with camp instructors and guest artists. Advanced character development, help with choosing material and instruction on auditions and marketing yourself in auditions and interviews. Discussions on “making” it in the theater as well as preparing for auditions for college theater programs round out this exciting option. The Master Class is available to students who have completed at least one session of the St. Olaf Actors Camp or who have a written recommendation from a director, teacher, or counselor. An audition (DVD or online) that illustrates your abilities must be submitted by June 1. This recording must include an introduction, a statement of what you would like to gain from the master class, and at least one monologue of no more than 90 seconds. Master Class Features
Musical Theater Camp, June 23-29, 2013
For students ages 14-16
This process-driven camp will focus on how theater combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. Students work with instructors and guest specialists to explore the basics of singing, projection, and character and story development.
There will be music reading classes, so no prior experience is required. Sheet music for the camp will be provided.
Want to attend multiple sessions?
Two or three-week camper discount: A $25 discount per camp is available to any camper attending multiple camps. Additionally, free Saturday night housing, pizza dinner and continental breakfast on Sunday will be provided.