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Acting Camp, June 22-27, 2014
Advanced Theater Camp, June 20-29, 2014
Join us for an exciting experience at one 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.
Acting Camp, June 22-27
students ages 12-16
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.
Included with your registration is the Basic Stage Combat class. Learn basic hand-to-hand combat and sword play. Participants learn how to safely integrate stage combat into the story telling of the scene. For an additional fee, you can purchase your combat approved sword.
Beginning Stage Makeup class. Explore basic stage make up which will include how to highlight your features for the stage, and wound techniques. Campers with a latex allergy cannot take part in the prosthetics portion of class. Additional fee (includes take-home makeup kit). $30
Check in Sunday, 2-4 pm, Final showcase, Friday 2 pm, and check out 3 pm or at conclusion of performance.
Advanced Theater Camp, June 20-29
The Advanced Camp provides an opportunity for students to focus on taking their experience to an advanced level.
Scene Study: Work on, and bring to full performance, a scene from an established play. Campers will work in smaller groups in order to give each actor a character they can explore using techniques taught in Advanced Acting Class. The scene will be performed in a showcase on the last day of camp.
Monologue Exploration: Instructors will work with you to select and bread down a monologue (you can bring your own monologue or choose one through your instructor). You will work on the monologue in depth with the aid of the guest instructor and director during the week. The goal is to give you a monologue you can use in future auditions for companies, and college auditions.
Advanced Stage Makeup: This class will explore techniques that you would use in application to a specific character. There will also be the opportunity to work on make up beyond basic techniques. Campers with a latex allergy cannot take part in the prosthetics portion of class (makeup kit included in camp fee).
Musical Theater: Focusing on the audition experience and characterization in song. We will work on, and perform at the showcase, a group song.
Advanced Stage Combat: Class: In this class we will explore more advanced techniques in hand-to-hand and bladed stage combat. Participants will safely learn how to integrate stage combat into storytelling and character development. We will explore body dynamics–the process of how the human body reacts to the choreographed moves. Smaller more challenging combat scenes will be choreographed and performed on the final day of camp. For an additional fee, you can purchase your combat-approved sword.
Technical Theater: In this exciting new camp addition we will explore what goes on behind the scenes. We will look at scenery, lighting, sound and costume design. Campers will get to create designs from scripts and stories. We will be working with industry standard software to crete designs including SketchUp and Qlab. 3d models, renderings, sound recordings, and more will be created through the week and displayed in the Kelsey Theater Art Gallery on the final day of camp.
In addition to design we will look at production and stage management. What does it take to make a production happen and run smoothly? This session will include practical construction and painting of basic scenic elements as well as hang and focus of lighting, creating lighting and sound cue–all of which will b part of the final presentation.
Check in Friday, 4-6 pm, final showcase, Sunday 2 pm, and check out 3 pm or at conclusion of performance.