Theatre Camp

TC 2016

Out of the Box!
Theatre Camp 2016 - July 18–30

Monday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Dress Rehearsal: July 28, 2016 (students stay until 3:30 p.m.)
Showcase Recital: July 30, 2016
For grades 4–12

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

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.

Camp Director: Professor Tamara McGinnis

Cost: Register by June 17th for the early-bird discount of $150. After June 17 the fee is $175.

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

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 28, all tracks will stay for dress rehearsal until 3:30 p.m. Please bring lunches.

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

Grade is determined by the student’s entry in September 2016.

Showcase Recitals

Saturday, July 30, 2016
Psalm Performing Arts Center

Track I, 2 p.m.
Track I groups will perform original short plays, developed through improvisation. Campers should arrive at 12pm to get ready for their 2pm 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 4pm to get ready for their 6pm performance which will last about 2+ hours.

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

Theatre Seminars

Students receive instruction from experienced, local, Christian theatrical artisans and former college actors.
All seminars include instructor demonstrations and class participation.

Some past seminar topics include:

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)


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