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10-Week Process Class
Wednesdays June 9-August 12| 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Nathan Pittack | $170
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.
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.
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.
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.
- New game formats are introduced for those with previous improv experience
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!
August 2-6 | 1:15 – 5:15 PM | Traysie Amick | $190
Before moving into an Intermediate level class students should be able to: name the parts of the stage, use abbreviations for stage directions and blocking notation, be able to define basic theatrical terms, understand CROoWw, be familiar with Lessac energies and Laban qualities. Intermediate students seek more responsibility and welcome at-home assignments that include writing, reading, and memorization that will be completed within the week. Your current SCCT teacher is always the best reference for whether your child is ready to move up and you should email to them regarding your child’s progression if you have questions.
The INTERMEDIATE LEVEL expands on training concepts presented in our Fall & Spring semester Process classes. If your child is really ready for more serious training (which will require reading plays, doing script analysis, researching plays based on historical era, evaluation of the overall themes and messages in plays, participating in class discussion and working independently), this higher-level class may be right for you. Please do NOT rush class progression. Intermediate and Studio level classes are less about having fun performing and more about developing the individual’s artistic voice, learning to peer-coach effectively and working collaboratively as a group.
Before enrolling for an Intermediate Level class, the student will need to take a Pre-test to evaluate their working knowledge—please email [email protected] to schedule. The test can be administered during our regular camp/class hours anytime before Friday, July 23 and typically takes about an hour to complete.
All Colors of the Spectrum | Grades 4-12
June 21-25 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM | Traysie Amick | $100
July 5-9 | 1:30 – 3:30 PM | Traysie Amick | $100
A drama experience for children on the autism spectrum or with other processing disorders.
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. 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.
Our five-day Musical Theatre sessions (Mon-Fri) explore ensemble musical theatre training for performance—you don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and basic dance. We’ll spend the week working on ensemble vocal pieces with staging so we have something to share at the end. Due to social distancing guidelines, the choreography will be done primarily in place and really allow for each student to “sell the song.”
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. It is recommended to be familiar with the shows and lyrics prior to enrollment. Lyrics will be altered to keep material appropriate for all audiences.
You won’t be “On Your Own,” in this “Journey to the Past” where we survive both the French and Russian revolutions and explore the musical epics of Les Misérables and Anastasia. Both musicals are filled with passionate ballads and inspiring anthems and characters becoming who they were always meant to be. It is helpful to be familiar with the shows and lyrics prior to enrollment.
MUSICAL THEATRE: Teen Sing
July 12-15 and July 19-22 and July 26-31| 6:00-9:00pm | Matt Giles, Lauren Imhoff & Kaitlyn Hamilton | $375
This camp meets Monday-Thursday evenings from 6-9pm for three weeks, then performs Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 at 7pm (performer call time 6pm).
Maybe you had a show cancelled last year 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.)
We’ll be devising a modern musical revue with solos and group #s drawing from popular Broadway shows. Matt Giles (SCCT Artistic Director), Lauren Imhoff (member of Actors Equity Association & Anderson University dance instructor) & Kaitlyn Hamilton (Studio Sing! and recent Anderson University graduate) can help you get ready for your best year ever!
This camp will present in-person performances on Friday, July 30 and Saturday, July 31 at 7pm on our MainStage—social distancing guidelines will be followed for audience set-up and audience members will need to wear masks. Each student receives 2 complimentary tickets for one of the performances which need to be reserved in advance, additional seats may be purchased for $10/each.
Prerequisite = please submit a link of a video of you performing a song with accompaniment (recorded karaoke accompaniment tracks are fine) by June 28 to [email protected]. (Sorry, performing a song a capella doesn’t allow us to assess your ability to match pitch.) Your video should show us your physical choices regarding expression and emotion—full choreography is not required. Musical Theatre songs are preferred (and allow for more acting choices) rather than pop songs. If recording an audition and sending a video LINK is new to you, please read through this for guidance.
DESIGN & TECHNICAL THEATRE
Design for Theatre
June 21-June 25 | 1:30-4:30 PM | Genesis Garza | $170
A chance to explore the design side of theatre and learn to create the world of the play. How to support the essentials needed by the action but also conceptualize to support the production and make an artistic statement. Creative thinking as well as functionality. The primary focus will be on set design, but will include how this is supported and impacted by props and lighting design. Students will work on a model for one of our upcoming shows so they will be able to compare what they create as part of camp to what the show designer actually creates when we produce the show.
This camp meets Monday through Thursday – no class on Friday.
We can finally teach technical theatre skills and have the students actually build scenery for a show! Learn about theatrical components (scenery, props, lighting 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.
July 19-22 | 4:00-6:00 PM | Genesis Garza | $75
This camp meets Monday through Thursday – no class on Friday.
Students will be hands on learning about the different lighting equipment and computerized lighting consoles that make the magic happen. Students need to come in clothes that can get dirty and they must wear closed-toe shoes.
Evening Camps meet Monday-Thursday — no class on Friday.
An American Girl PJ Party | Grades 2-7
June 28-July 1 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Mia Phillips | $75
August 9-12 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Mia Phillips | $75
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.
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. Basic jazz slip on shoes tend to cost between $10-$25 – sometimes they are even available used for less.
Musical Theatre: Sing a Solo
June 21-24 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Kaitlyn Hamilton | $75
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.
August 9-12 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Traysie Amick | $75
For previous Adliberation members only! 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.
End-of-session camp “sharings”
We will record the end-of-session “sharing” and send parent’s the video link. Our “sharings” are informal performances. Our goal is to engage the students in preparing for the low-pressure performance, without causing undo anxiety and also not spending every minute of class time solely repeating rehearsals. The “sharings” will not be highly polished and will be very low tech as our primary goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable class experience, filled with group interaction and fun.