Performance Arts Summer Camp

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4th Annual Performance Arts Summer Camp

Two Weeks: August 7-11, weekend off, then August 14-18

Ages: Rising 5th grade through rising 9th grade

Time: 9am-3pm daily

Fee: $260 for the full two weeks

 

 

This year’s theme is myths and Legends!  In this two-week Musical Theatre Camp, we will explore all the workings of a musical production, both in front of and behind the curtain. We will talk about folk tales, the parts of a classic fairytale, and how fantasy is used today in modern movies and theatre. Campers will have a chance to explore characters they know and love, while also learning about new ones as well! As an ensemble, we will then create our own fantasy tale in a culminating final performance! Campers will be challenged to expand their skills as theatre artists in order to collaborate, create and perform throughout the course of this unique 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.

Sign up early. The limited spots will go fast!

To save your spot, contact Laurie Doan 610.688.7092 x 200 or at ldoan@ccls.org

About our Counselors:

Sarah Whelan, a 2015 Conestoga graduate, returns for the third year as teaching artist this season. Sarah is currently pursuing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts and a minor in dance at Boston University. Her previous acting training includes studying with People’s Light and Theatre and Syracuse University. Sarah recently took on the role of Kirtsy in Boston Playwrights Theatre’s world premiere of The Honey Trap by Leo McGann and performed in Aurora Borealis at Boston University’s Dance Theatre. Sarah’s favorite roles while at Conestoga were Lucy Westphal in Dracula and Belle in Beauty and the Beast. She is excited for a third year of working with the campers!

Michael Godfrey, also a 2015 Conestoga graduate, will join Sarah for a second season as co-teaching artist. Michael currently attends the University of Pittsburgh as a psychology major and a music minor. He is a member of the University of Pittsburgh’s award-winning all-male a cappella ensemble, Pittch Please, and sings in the Heinz Chapel Choir. Michael has trained with vocal coach, Katherine Mallon-Day and participated in district and regional choirs. At Conestoga High School, Michael portrayed the role of Jimmy in Thoroughly Modern Millie. In addition, he starred in the title roles in Dracula and Beauty and the Beast.

 

Sarah and Michael hope to spread their love for music and theatre to the campers. It will be a safe, fun and enjoyable experience for all.