The Southwestern College theatre department and the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council are offering three summer camps in June.
The three camps will focus on story theatre, music theatre performance, and improvisational acting.
Story theatre camp is for ages Kindergarten-third grade and will run June 4-8 from 10 a.m.-noon in the Helen Graham Little Theatre in the lower level of the Christy Administration building on the campus of Southwestern College. Using creative dramatics and traditional rehearsal techniques, children will work with Allyson Moon and students from the Southwestern College Theatre Department on development of acting, storytelling, and other performance skills. They will share a review of their work on Friday, June 8, at 11 a.m.
Music theatre performance camp is intended for children in grades 4-6 and will run June 25-29, 10 a.m.-noon in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center on the campus of Southwestern College. Musical theatre scenes, songs, and dances will be developed using creative dramatics and traditional rehearsal techniques. Characters from the book and movies of “Willy Wonka” will come to life on stage. Children will work with Moon and students from the Southwestern College Theatre Department on development of acting, singing, and dancing performance skills. They will perform a musical theatre review of their work on Friday, June 29 at 11 a.m., in Messenger Recital Hall.
Improvisational acting camp is for students grade 6-12 and runs June 11-15, 10 a.m.-noon in Messenger Recital Hall in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center on the campus of Southwestern College. All levels of experience are welcome. Theatre gaming will primarily be used in process and performance. Original characters and scenes will be developed. Techniques will also be used to develop major characters from stories such as “Willy Wonka.” Actors will work with Moon and members of SC's improv troupe, 9 Lives. The class will finish with an improvisational acting review on Friday, June 15 at 11 a.m. in Messenger Recital Hall.
Also, according to Moon, if participants and their parents accept the invitation, involvement in any of the camps automatically makes participants members of the cast of “Willy Wonka,” which will run July 12 -15 at Southwestern College.
Each camp costs $20. To register or for more information, contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at (620) 221-2161.