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Theatre Camp

15th Annual Theatre Camp (2015)

Into the Wild!

July 20 – August 1, 2015

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–noon
Showcase Recital: August 1, 2015

Experience the fun of staging exotic animal stories.
Enjoy writing scripts about the complexity of relationships.
Participate in exciting flights into your imagination.
Come take a trip with us Into The Wild!

For grades 4–12

For two weeks, this positive and fun training will provide education in theatre skills while raising the appreciation of the arts. We provide a platform to enable students to explore and express their God given creativity and imagination while encouraging them to delight in the theatre process and the end-product.

Students receive instruction from experienced, local, Christian theatrical artisans and former college actors. The Saturday recital showcases original pieces from the student groups.

Daily camp attendance is mandatory
Unavoidable or last minute conflicts (such as family death or illness) are the only exceptions.

Camp Director: Professor Tamara McGinnis

Cost: Register by June 19th for the early-bird discount of $150. After June 19 the fee is $175.

Discounts available for families of three or more children
No admits at the door without previous registration.

The purpose of Theatre Camp is to:
  • provide education in theatre skills
  • raise student appreciation of the arts
  • nurture community spirit
  • expose participants to various arts involved in theatre
  • enable students to explore and express their God-given creativity and imagination
  • provide a platform for participants to perform scenes for a peer and adult audience
  • develop participants’ self-awareness and awareness of the world around them
  • encourage students to delight in the process of theatre, not just the end product

Highlights include:

  • Experienced artisans teaching seminars
  • Free daily snack
  • Free camp t-shirt
  • Showcase Recital, August 1, 2015
  • Daily performances in classes
Registration Form

Contact Michelle Bruhn at or 503-316-3380

Daily schedule for all tracks:

All tracks participate in theatre seminars three times a week, write and rehearse short plays, and learn a song and dance.

On Thursday, July 30, all tracks will stay for dress rehersal until 3:30 p.m. Please bring lunches.

Track lTrack llTrack lll
Grades 4–6Grades 7–9Grades 10–12

Grade is determined by the student’s entry in September 2015.

Showcase Recitals

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Psalm Performing Arts Center

Track I, 2 p.m.
Track I groups will perform original short plays, developed through improvisation. Campers should arrive at 12 noon to get ready for their 2 p.m. performance which will last between 1 to 2 hours.

Tracks II and III, 6 p.m.
Track II and Track III groups will perform short plays. Campers should arrive at 4 p.m. to get ready for their
6 p.m. performance which will last about 2+ hours.

Performances will be recorded and DVDs will be available for purchase.

Sample seminar topics from previous years

All seminars include instructor demonstrations and class participation

Effectively using the body to communicate (Ian Scadden, from Qwerks)

Fun theatre games (Stephen Schwarzenber, founder of The Actor’s worskhop)

Character development:
How to create and act believable characters (Catherine Lindley, experienced playwright and actor, Portland)

Hands-on workshop on how to design color for stage (Josh Bartlett, Technical Coordinator at Corban)

Costume design principles to communicate era, character and mood (Shaula Coulsen, costumer for Corban)

Registration Form

Typical Seminars:
Character Development

Highlights Include:
Experienced artisans teaching seminars
Free daily snack
Free camp t-shirt
Showcase Recital
Daily performances in classes

Questions? Contact Michelle Bruhn:
Phone: 503-316-3380

View images from last
year's theatre camp.