(Session 1):“Tale Spinners”
Students will incorporate the fundamentals of theatre, learn character development, and story analysis by using a variety of classic fairy tales. Students, in a group or individually, will choose a fairytale and deconstruct literature into a work of performance art. A small presentation will be performed for family and friends on the last day of camp exhibiting what each student or group of students has learned.
(Session 2): Smile! Acting for the Camera
Acting and performing in front of the camera although similar to theater is distinctive in approach and technique. This camp is a must for anyone wanting to know about acting for movies or television. The class will cover terminology, auditions, expression, personalizing acting choices, breaking down scripts and much more. Using scenes from current film and television scripts, students will work “on camera” every day. Students will explore and work on monologues, sitcoms, and television commercial work. They will also alternate roles assisting in production of group scenes – lighting, slating, and standing in as extras. At the end of the program students will receive a DVD with a compilation of the scenes they worked on during the week.