Theater Summer Camp Program
Do you have a passion for the Theater? Then the Camp Pillsbury Theater Summer Camp Program is the perfect choice for you for you this summer. At our distinguished summer camp in Minnesota, you will have fun and make friends while learning new skills and all the different aspects of Theater.
Travel through time and learn about the birth of Theater and how its changed over time. We will be reading and dissecting plays from different time periods to inspire discussions. Theater History is the vital for all artists, therefor serious performers are encouraged to participate. Plays will be provided. From the Greeks to Oscar Wilde, our Theater Summer Camp Program will put the world of theatrics will be at your fingertips.
Theater has much more to offer besides being on stage. If you’re a person who prefers to be more hands on and watch shows come together from the ground up, this option is perfect for you! Become the creator of a vision only you can see and with collaboration of other campers in the Theater Summer Camp Program, it’ll become possible.
Elements of Stagecraft
In this hour session, campers will learn the importance of Stagecraft and how to: build a stage model, read set plans and complete set construction. Campers in Stagecraft will be responsible for designing and building the set for the selected show at the end of the session. Camp Pillsbury theater summer camp program facilities are fully equipped with lighting & sound and scene shop to keep campers with “behind the scenes” interests busy having fun!
Technical Theater Wheel
During the four week program, campers will rotate weekly among the following theater summer camp programs:
- Stage Management: Campers will learn the importance of organization within a show. From giving line notes to rehearsal reports, this week is guaranteed to help you control a room. While in rehearsals in our theater summer camp program, campers will learn the importance of a stage manager and have the opportunity to call the show on performance day.
- Lighting: Campers will learn how to hang and focus lights while learning color theory. Campers will add the finishing touches to the set and truly create the theatrical mood after mastering the light board.
- Sound: Campers participating in this theater summer camp program will learn how to run wires, work a sound board and set the stage for all types of venues. From Rock to Broadway, students will master the art of sound.
Theater Summer Camp Performance Major
At Camp Pillsbury, we’re always in the mood for playing a part. Campers who prefer the spotlight will be right at home with this concentration. Campers will dive into what makes acting so much fun. We will focus on transforming campers into believable actors who look and feel natural on stage. Campers can land a role in one of the many shows preformed during the summer. From musicals and dramas to the cabaret and improv troupes, there’s something for everyone!
- Acting Class: All campers in this concentration will spend an hour a day focusing on their craft. ) This class is fun and fast paced and geared to to create performances for the end of the session performance day. Campers will be introduced to the basic elements of acting. They will learn or perfect their monologue skills and short scenes. Campers develop techniques and build the confidence they need to create believable performances.
Musical Theater: During this theater summer camp activity, students will explore the musical theater side of performing. We will create musical numbers for the end of session show. (Outside and extra rehearsals are required)
- Improv: Are you quick on your feet or want to learn how to be? Then this theater summer camp minor is one you won’t want to miss. Become just as good or even better than the comedians on “Whose line is it Anyway”.