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Full Summer Process Class – 8-Week Session
Get a taste of stardom and explore the process of theatre training through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities with very limited memorization required. Create characters, explore dramatic interpretation of classic stories, learn lingo and challenge your imagination and expression. Every class will include a variety of dramatic activities and training styles. Since there’s no play to rehearse, every class is fresh and exciting. These classes are especially good for students:
- who have limited acting class experience (rehearsing a final showcase doesn’t allow much time
for improving the basics of acting)
- who are most interested in honing acting skills
- who may have many other activities to balance and don’t have time for a lot of at-home
- who become bored with repetition
- whose parents are very busy people with limited at-home time to drill lines for performance or
time to create a costume for the final showcase
1/2 Day Process Acting Camp
June 22-26 | 9:00-1:00 | Mia Phillips | $190
July 13-17 | 1:00-5:00 | Mia Phillips | $190
More of a curriculum based Process Acting camp. Get a taste of stardom and explore the process of theatre training through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities with very limited memorization required. Create characters, explore dramatic interpretation of classic stories, learn lingo and challenge your imagination and expression. Every class will include a variety of dramatic activities and training styles.
An American Girl PJ Party: Rising 2nd-7th ONLY
June 8-11 (MONDAY-THURSDAY) | 6:30-8:30 | Mia Phillips | $80
July 27-30 (MONDAY-THURSDAY) | 6:30-8:30 | Mia Phillips | $80
Explore the world of the American Girl dolls—from the historical dolls who viewed American history from the perspective of a 9-11 year old girl living in that time period, to the more modern My American Girls, there are stories to be shared. The basic principles of acting and theatre will be taught through exercises that encompass the ideas of stage directions, articulation, and movement. Students will use their imaginations to develop characters based on their American Girl. Dolls are encouraged to attend too!
All Colors of the Spectrum: a drama experience for children on the autism spectrum: Rising 4th Grade and up
By creating a safe environment built on ritual and discussion, students can explore means of expression. We will develop scenarios that explore cause and effect, expose and identify situations that involve nonverbal cues, and engage in group problem solving. These goals are then accomplished through games and activities that encourage cooperation, listening and creative problem solving. We will also address nonverbal communication focusing on recreating facial expressions and vocal inflections that indicate an emotional state. Students will work on a story that will be showcased at the end of the session in an informal sharing that is open to family and friends. This is a great way for our teacher to assess your child for potential mainstreaming into the rest of the Summer camps or Fall session classes.
June 8-12 | 1:30-5:30 | Mia Phillips | $190
July 6-10 | 12:30-4:30 | Mia Phillips | $190
How did we make that play?! Find out through an all-encompassing process-based class! Students will explore writing, directing, and acting by working together to create a one-of-a-kind performance. What do you love most about theatre? Is it the magic of seeing the stories in your imagination come to life? Maybe you like putting the picture together as a whole? Perhaps it is becoming a character and discovering their world? Try on each hat- playwright, director and actor- and see which one is the best fit for you. You won’t know until you try! If your child is “not an actor”, we can accommodate him/her in this class and they can focus on the non-performance elements for the production while still gaining social and collaborative skills. Students who come into this class should already have experience with basic theatre concepts and terminology. This will allow the group to hone performance skills through high-energy theatre games, improvisation, and challenging activities without having to start at the beginning. But we’ll also explore playwriting, design and directing while learning what goes into producing a play.
Develop performance skills while exploring characters and themes from J. K. Rowling’s wildly popular HARRY POTTER books. Learn to wield a wand, pick teams for Quidditch, avoid Boggarts and Dementors while creating an original performance for parents. All the standard acting exercises will be used so performance skills are honed, but the students will be primarily exploring the world of Harry Potter in an interactive environment.
“Eternal Glory That is what awaits the student who wins the Triwizard Tournament!” Hogwarts students can join in training for the Triwizard Tournament. Develop acting skills and create scenes while participating in competitions that will lead to the culmination of the winning of the Triwzard Cup.
June 15-19 | 9:00-1:00 | Traysie Amick | $190
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!
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.
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
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.
The Greatest Showman
Students don’t have to be able to read music, but should enjoy the idea of singing and moving. Learning very basic music terminology and basic movement/staging a song, will help students feel more comfortable at a musical audition. This semester we will be working on material from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.
Musical Theatre: Sing a Solo
Want to really nail your next audition? This class will help. More than a simple audition prep class, this class will help students understand the choices, preparation and performance that go into really shining at an audition and on through closing night or even preparation for talent shows. Learn to think like the character and how to select material that will help you really “sell” the song.
Musical Theatre: Dance
Need the basics of dance to get you thru musical theatre auditions/shows and you just haven’t taken the years of dance everyone else seems to have taken? This class is for you! Dance shoes are not required but they are much easier to move in than standard tennis shoes.
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.
Lighting Design and Electrics
Our Lighting Designer for many of our MainStage shows, Todd Wren, (also tenured faculty member at Coastal Carolina University) will show you how he sculpts a show with lights. Students will be hands on learning about the different lighting equipment and computerized lighting consoles that make the magic happen.
June 22-25 (MONDAY-THURSDAY) | 6:30-8:30 | Betsy Bisson | $80
Learn how to design and apply stage makeup in a real dressing room! Students will need to purchase in advance a basic Ben Nye Personal makeup kit that suits their coloring (available online from Amazon as well as locally from Costume Curio on Laurens Road), but will also be able to work with our stock with even more colors. They’ll understand the different types of makeup used and try their hand at application. They may even opt to go home sporting a new look!
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]