Performance Arts Summer Camp

8th Annual Performance Arts Summer Camp|2021

A different kind of performing arts camp

Eight summers ago, we set out to create a performing arts camp that emphasized community and ensemble rather than competition–something affordable, flexible and accessible to all families and schedules. In the three weeks campers are with us, we build a revue while learning about parts of the theatre. Campers work together to create costumes, paint and design a set, and form characters. In the end, they will leave with new found skills in performance, musical ability, and socialization. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

Details for our 2021 hybrid camp:

We are excited to announce that the Tredyffrin Library Performance Arts Summer Camp will be returning this August! We are excited to invite your students, ages 12 to 16, to this hybrid camp model where they will participate in games, theater-activities and lessons as well as rehearse and perform a culminating in-person, outdoor Musical Theater Revue.

To keep up with increasingly evolving COVID guidelines, we have crafted a hybrid-model for this camp to ensure student safety and true flexibility as we navigate the world reopening. The rehearsal period of this camp will take place entirely online, while the final days of putting it on its feet will take place outdoors at the Tredyffrin Library, with safety guidelines to follow according to how things are going. To hopefully combat the very real Zoom fatigue, we have extended camp’s calendar and reduced it’s day to day hours to hopefully give your students a break from the screen. The schedule for this year’s camp can be found below:

SCHEDULE:

Rehearsal Period
 (online):

*Monday, Wednesday
 and Fridays 10am-1pm*

Monday, August 2nd 10am-1pm

Wednesday, August 4th 10am-1pm

Friday, August 6th 10am-1pm

Monday, August 9th 10am-1pm

Wednesday August 11th 10am-1pm

Friday August 13th 10am-1pm

Monday August 16th 10am-1pm

Staging/Performance
 (at Tredyffrin Library):

*Times TBA and staggered to ensure
 social distancing, but will take place before 4pm*

Thursday, August 19th

Friday, August 20th

Saturday, August 21st (final
 performance outdoors)

We understand many students have prior engagements. If your student is interested but not all of the rehearsal period times work for them- please reach out! Returning teaching artist, Max Mooney, is purposefully creating a show that can be rehearsed separately and would be happy to do his best to accommodate to your students schedule and meet with them after camp some days!

The overall price of camp this year will be $120. For any registration and administrative questions please reach out to Laura Doan. For any curricular questions, please reach out to Max Mooney (tmm558@nyu.edu).

We look forward to a summer of fun and art-making 🙂

Space is limited so e-mail Laurie asap to save a spot!! (Laurie is really excited to see everyone again! And to host the ice cream social, etc!)

 

Teaching Artists:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max Mooney is a rising Junior at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in the Playwrights Horizons Theatre Studio. He is studying theatre with concentrations in directing, playwriting and acting. Theatre education is another passion of his, both at the middle school and High School age. This is his third year with the camp and second year as head co-teaching artist. (tmm558@nyu.edu for questions)

 

Zoe Pratt is a rising Junior at Denison University in Columbus, Ohio. She is studying data analytics, psychology, and French while being an active member of the theatre and music departments. She is a certified barre fitness instructor with many years of choreography and performance experience. This is her second year as head co-teaching artist.  (pratt_z1@denison.edu for questions) 

 

Video is an advertisement for a past year’s camp.

 

Mission statement:

The Tredyffrin Township Libraries’ performance arts summer camp, first and foremost, seeks to cultivate performance arts skills, including confidence, in all participants. The program simultaneously provides Conestoga graduates, currently pursuing degrees in performance arts, with summer employment. Furthermore, these positions  as experienced educators in their field of study help their community.

Vision Statement:

Our vision is a performance arts camp where locally educated students foster and deepen the next generation’s knowledge and enjoyment of the performance arts.