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Camps for 14-year-olds

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Summer program camps and classes for 14-year-olds, by order of start date, are as follows:

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For more information about the youth education program, please contact Kathleen Rudolph on 919-821-4579, x225.


Teen Intensive: What's So Funny? (full-day camp)

For ages 14–18

Laughing out loud in theatre has been around since actors first stepped on stage. This camp will have students trying comedy throughout the ages from the Greek comedies to Commedia dell’arte to Shakespeare to today. Students will play with current comedy through short form improvisation and will learn on their feet by practicing laugh-out-loud short form structures. Experience comedy now and then and discover why humor has always been an essential ingredient in the human experience. No previous experience necessary. Limit 16 students.

June 12-16, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Instructor: Sue Scarborough

Cost: $275

Please read our program information page before registering to find out about your payment schedule, before & after camp care, and other important information. Then, to enroll, please register online.


Imaginative Improv! (half-day camp) NEW!

For ages 11-14

Knowing how to play, be spontaneous, and trust one’s instincts are valuable skills every acting student must develop. In this exciting improvisation camp, students will learn how to work on their feet, developing characters and stage presence by making confident and committed choices. Discover the joy of group teamwork and play. No previous experience necessary. Limit 14 students.

June 12-16, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Instructor: Whitney Anthony

Cost: $210

Please read our program information page before registering to find out about your payment schedule, before & after camp care, and other important information. Then, to enroll, please register online.


Poetry, Songs and Stage! (half-day camp) NEW!

For ages 11-14

Adapting a text for performance is a unique process. Students will be lead through a technical approach to the written materials – re-imagining, altering, emphasizing and/or eliminating aspects – to create a successful staged performance. No previous experience necessary. Limit 14 students.

August 7-11, 1:00-4:00 pm
Instructor: Naima Ince

Cost: $170

Please read our program information page before registering to find out about your payment schedule, before & after camp care, and other important information. Then, to enroll, please register online.


Teens Backstage

For ages 13–18

Teens Backstage is an opportunity to learn from industry professionals both in a classroom and through a hands-on environment. Students will go through the process of what it takes from start to finish to put on a full scale production of Public Works' The Tempest. Some specific areas covered are Safe Shop Practices and Tool Usage, Scenic Design and Construction, Lighting, Basic Costuming, Basic Rigging, Basic Sound and Beginning Scenic Painting.

Camp Dates and Times:

  • Tue, Wed and Sat, June 13 - July 15, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Mon-Wed, Tech Week, July 17–19, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thur and Fri, Tech and Opening, July 20 & 21, 9:00 am – 9:30 pm

Cost: $455

About the TBS Interview: Approval by the TOS Production Manager is required for acceptance into this exciting program. All applicants should complete a TBS Interest Sheet. Please email to schedule an interview between March 14 and April 30.

TBS Performance Opportunities: TBS students will serve on production running crews for Public Works' The Tempest as needed. Performances are July 21-30 and call times are as follows:

  • July 22: 6:30-9:30pm
  • July 23: 2:00-5:00pm
  • July 28: 6:30-9:30pm
  • July 29: 6:30-9:30pm
  • July 30: 2:00-5:00pm; Strike to follow until 8:00pm

Once you have been accepted into the program, we will provide you information on how to register online.


Teens on Stage

For ages 13–18

This intensive six week theatre program culminates in six performances of Public Works' The Tempest, an exciting new adaptation of William Shakespeare's play adaptation, music and lyrics by Todd Almond and Originally Conceived and Directed by Lear DeBessonet. TOS students attend conservatory classes which include: acting, voice, improvisation, and training in how to analyze and perform Shakespeare's text, as well as rehearse for the production.

About the TOS Play: In The Tempest, former Duke of Milan, Prospero, lives on an island with his daughter Miranda. When Prospero's enemies wash up on shore, he uses his black magic to seek revenge and restore himself to power. Shakespeare’s last play is full of magic, humor, love and forgiveness. This new version includes music and aims at connecting the community to the work on stage. The cast of characters and learning how to perform Shakespeare make this a ‘can't miss’ opportunity!

About the TOS Auditions: Entrance will be by audition only. Auditions are February 20 & 21 at 7:00 pm (choose one night) with callbacks on February 22 at 7:00 pm. Read about the roles and other details.

Evening Music Rehearsals: June 19-23
Camp Dates: Mon–Fri, June 26–July 21 (no July 4), 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tech Saturday: July 15, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Performance Dates: July 21-30

Cost: $665

Tickets go on sale April 1st!

Once you have been accepted into the program, we will provide you information on how to register online.


Playwriting 101 (full-day camp) NEW!

For ages 11-14

This camp is for the writer in all of us! Participants will practice the fundamental principles of dramatic writing: creating characters, dramatizing conflict and finding one's own voice and vision on stage. Students will work individually and in a group to create a written script that will then be directed by students and performed. This class is perfect for anyone who is interested in creative writing, the art of theatre, or who loves to tell stories. No previous experience necessary. Limit 14 students.

June 26-30, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Instructors: Lauren Miller and Joel Rainey

Cost: $280

Please read our program information page before registering to find out about your payment schedule, before & after camp care, and other important information. Then, to enroll, please register online.

 


From The Page To The Stage! (Apex)

For ages 11-14

Students will free their imaginations as they explore a variety of ways to bring the “page” to the “stage.” Improvisation and theatre games will be used to help students construct several unique scripts focusing on the “Nate the Great” detective series. Please bring a healthy snack and a water bottle. There will be a Presentation for family and friends on Friday at 11:30am. No previous experience necessary. Limited to 14 participants.

July 17-21, 9:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Kathleen Rudolph and Michelle Corbitt

Location: Halle Cultural Arts Center, 237 North Salem Street, Apex NC

To enroll, please contact the Apex Community Center at 919-249-3402 or check the Apex Community Center Summer Camps web page.


Kids on Stage (full-day two-week camp)

For ages 10-14

Dear Edwina Jr. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina Jr. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation. Dear Edwina Jr. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs. A bare-bones performance will take place for invited friends and family on the last day of camp at 4 pm. No previous experience necessary. Limit 25 students.

Note: This is a two-week camp.

July 31 – August 11, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Instructors: Rob Jenkins and Yvonne Koch

Cost: $430

Please read our program information page before registering to find out about your payment schedule, before & after camp care, and other important information. Then, to enroll, please register online.


Teen Intensive: Commedia Scene Study (full-day camp) NEW!

For ages 14–18

How do you create believable characters? Why does a scene become more alive when the characters are so true to life? Discover the sheer joy and gratification that comes with knowing what your character wants, how you'll go about getting it, and actually doing it and living in the moment on stage. In a week filled with commedia dell arte, script analysis, and contemporary scene work, student actors will challenge and empower themselves to experience freedom on stage by thinking for themselves as artists, engaging their imaginations, and always moving through scenes with clear purpose. No previous experience necessary. Limit 14 students.

August 7-11, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Instructors: Edward Freeman and Jacob Timmons

Cost: $275

Please read our program information page before registering to find out about your payment schedule, before & after camp care, and other important information. Then, to enroll, please register online.


Devised Theatre! (half-day camp) NEW!

For ages 10-14

In this exciting new camp, participants will create original, theatrical works inspired by their own experiences, using found objects, art and music. Utilizing improvisation to explore characters and scenarios, each member of the class will contribute to the creation of a new work. No previous experience necessary. Limit 14 students.

August 14-18, 12:30-4:30 pm
Instructor: Renee Wimberley

Cost: $220

Please read our program information page before registering to find out about your payment schedule, before & after camp care, and other important information. Then, to enroll, please register online.


Teen Intensive: Actor's Studio (full-day camp) NEW!

For ages 14–18

In this exciting camp, students will practice their responsibility to the text and the full realization of a character’s life within a scene. Students will learn how to make bold, specific choices that enable them to better connect to their characters’ inner lives and relationships. No previous experience necessary. Limit 14 students.

August 21-25, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Instructors: Whitney Anthony and Johannah Maynard Edwards

Cost: $275

Please read our program information page before registering to find out about your payment schedule, before & after camp care, and other important information. Then, to enroll, please register online.


For more information about the youth education program, please contact Kathleen Rudolph on 919-821-4579, x225.


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