9th*/10th through 12th Grades
Whether you’re an actor, designer, director, or a playwright, your theatrical journey begins in one spot: the text. The playwright must create the content. The director, designer, and actor must interpret it. But none of that can happen until we understand it. Once we begin to dissect the text and illuminate the subtext, a world of opportunities opens up to us theatre-makers. We have to learn the rules in order to bend them. This one week course will do a deep dive into the unique forms and structures of live theatre. We’ll explore a number of plays from various eras, uncovering the many ways playwrights have adjusted the standard theatrical form to create something new and timely, and we’ll dig up a bit of history while we’re at it. The skills and knowledge gained in this class will give students the confidence to tackle difficult analytical tasks, making them a treat for a director to have in a rehearsal room or production meeting. Every good theatre practitioner knows: If you have a question with no answer, you must go back to the text.
Camp Dates: June 22 – 26, 2020 Virtual
Camp Times: 1:00-4:00pm
Camp Size: 20 Campers
Instructor: Paige Conway
Tuition: $200 per camper
*9th Graders with experience in 2 productions (cast or crew) eligible