Summer Camps – Rising 6th-12th Grades

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Improv Bootcamp

August 10-14 | 12:30-4:30 | Traysie Amick | $190

Be bold! This class is focused on improvisation training and performance. The objective is for the actor to become comfortable in acting without a script. Benefits for the beginning, intermediate, new and returning student actors are:

  • Working as an independent actor, exploring all areas of acting without a script
  • Working in groups and learning how to “think on your feet” and perform without self-judgment.

A good class for those who want to further their scene study skills, character development skills, and stretch and explore their imagination and creativity. Improvisation training improves performance skills, allowing students to receive all information around them before making choices of their own. Be prepared to laugh and to laugh at yourself too!

Advanced Improv

August 10-13 (MONDAY-THURSDAY) | 6:30-8:30 | Traysie Amick | $80

This class is only available to actors who have participated in Adliberation, SCCT’s Teen Improv Team. Seasoned improv players will find new game formats and advanced storytelling concepts in this intensive setting. With no need to review the basics of improv, these students are able to push into complex character development, commitment to setting, and clarity in storyline. This fast-paced camp will offer a wonderful opportunity to dust off improvisation skills before Adliberation auditions this fall.

Musical Theatre

Registrants don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and basic dance. The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material, basic singing and dance technique. The last part of the final class will include a “sharing” for friends and families of ensemble vocal pieces with staging and costumes! Each camp will take inspiration from the musical listed in the camp titles here:

Rise Up! Hamilton and Newsies Mash-Up

August 3-7 | 1:00-4:00 | Matt Giles and Jessica Smith | $190

Don’t throw away your shot to enroll in this awesome camp! Hamilton-nites, this one is for you. We’ll spend the week diving into the hit musicals Hamilton & Newsies, singing and dancing our way to rebellion. Please be familiar with the shows and lyrics prior to enrollment. Lyrics will be altered to keep material appropriate for all audiences.

Studio Sing: Musical Theatre Intensive

August 17-21 | 1:30-6:00 | Matt Giles, Lauren Imhoff, Manny Houston and Caitlin Browne | $190

Maybe you had a show cancelled last Spring or this Summer and you’re really desperate to perform? Maybe you miss that feeling of being in a cast and sharing your love of musicals with like-minded teens? Maybe you’d like to learn to BE a triple-threat from a trio of triple-threat teachers? This is a rare opportunity for singers with experience to learn from people who have worked in show business and can offer insight about a future career. (If you have limited vocal experience, this is not the best class option for you, watch for our Fall class offerings that will better accommodate new singers.) Matt Giles, Lauren Imhoff (member of Actors Equity Association) and Manny Houston (member of Actors Equity Association) have all made careers in professional theatre across the country and can help you get ready for your best year ever!

All students will be required to provide their own clear Face Shields (not masks) and wear it for all class time as well as performance. You’re welcome to also wear your own cloth face mask, but that is not required.

This camp will present an in-person performance for friends and family on Friday at 7:00 PM on our Loading Dock Stage (Rain date Saturday, August 22 at 7:00 PM). We strongly advise all audience members to bring folding chairs and wear face masks—social distancing guidelines will be followed for audience set-up.

Technical Theatre

August 3-7 (MONDAY-THURSDAY) | 6:30-8:30 | Genesis Garza | $80

We can finally teach technical theatre skills and have the students actually build scenery for a MainStage show! Learn about theatrical components (scenery, props, lighting, costumes and sound) in a state-of-the-art theatre space. Students need to come in clothes that can get dirty and they must wear closed-toe shoes.

Pre-Intermediate Acting

August 3-6 (MONDAY-THURSDAY) | 6:30-8:30 | Traysie Amick | $80

Classes are based on a curriculum that builds a sense of purpose in theatre work, creates a realistic outlook when approaching performance, and provides an analytical challenge for students with more focus on theatre theory, observation and evaluation and less focus on individual performance. Reading and homework will be required. Before enrolling for an Intermediate Level class, the student should have been enrolled in Process classes for at least one year (two or more semesters in the past school year) or have the equivalent class experience elsewhere—for questions, please email Traysie Amick at [email protected]