- Ages: 13-17
- Session 1 Dates: June 10 - June 28, 2013
- Session 2 Dates: July 8 - July 26, 2013
- Times: 9:00am - 5:00pm
- Cost: $500 per session
- Non-Refundable Deposit: $50
In this three week, eight hour a day theatre arts camp the Teen Ensemble explores the professional theatre process. Workshops include acting, dance, and audition techniques as well as acting for video and television production. Students learn all aspects of play production including marketing, props, lighting, set and costume design. The classes are taught by experienced theatre artists and include workshops with the theatre's award winning artistic staff. Young actors attend classes, rehearse, and participate in the final performance with their peers in the camp's finale: performing on a Hippodrome stage!
The Summer Spectacular 2013 play for the teen ensemble will be Snow Angel by David Lindsay-Abaire. Below is a breif synopsis of the play.
When the quiet town of Deerpoint, Vermont is hit by the biggest blizzard in 107 years, a mysterious girl named Eva steps out of a snow bank and into the lives of 15 confused teenagers who are asked to help her in her search. What Eva's searching for -- and who she truly is -- becomes a mystery that baffles, divides, and energizes the teens of Deerpoint. Told through journal entries and interactions among the students over the course of a single snow day, Snow Angel is a funny and eerie tale of teen angst, discovery, and the power of believing.
INFO FOR PARENTS
Discounts: Super Family Discount - Enroll more than one child and receive $50 off total tuition. Multi Camp Discount - Enroll in more than one camp and receive $50 off total tuition.
Final Payment Due Dates: Session 1 - Monday, June 3, 2013; Session 2 - Monday, July 1, 2013
Questions about registration/payment? Contact Marcia Brown (352) 373-5968 ext. 232 or email@example.com
Questions about camp? Contact Camp Director Gabrielle Byam (352) 373-5968 ext. 229 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Orientation: Orientation will be held on the first day of Summer Spectacular from 9:00 am to 9:20 am. We do ask parents, especially first-timers, to attend so you can meet your child's instructors and find out more about what your child will be learning and doing at camp.
Drop-Off and Pick-Up: Camp will be held at the Hippodrome. Instructors will be on the Hippodrome front steps at 8:45 a.m. to meet you and supervise your children. Please pick up your child promptly by 5:15 p.m. If your child needs to be dismissed early, or to leave at any time during the day, please let us know in writing. For safety considerations, no unsupervised children are allowed on the Hippodrome property. See the Camp Policies for more information.
INFO FOR CAMPERS
What should I bring?
Lunch and Snacks: Each day of camp, bring a bag lunch and two snacks (including drinks). No refrigerator, microwave, or vending machine will be available, and you may not leave the Hippodrome to buy lunch. Please do NOT bring: glass containers, chewing gum, headsets or video games.
What should I wear?
Clothing: Wear closed-toed shoes and clothes that let you move comfortably. We suggest t-shirts, shorts and tennis shoes. You will be climbing stairs and doing physical activities that may require sitting or lying on the floor. Bring a smock or cover-up (an old oversized shirt, for example) that will protect your clothes from paint, glue, make-up, etc. used in technical theatre and craft classes. You may also be asked to bring common clothing pieces from home, like jeans or dark pants, to be worn as part of your costume.
Is there a performance?
Yes! The Hippodrome's Summer Spectacular camps produce two to four plays each session. Performances are held the last week of camp. When the shows are selected and performance dates scheduled, we'll post the info online and email parents. Typically, each show is performed three times to an audience of friends, family, fellow campers and student groups from other camps and clubs. During camp you may also perform for your peers, showing what you've learned in class or sharing special skills like playing a musical instrument or juggling in our Summer Spectacular talent show.
Will I get to audition for a role in one of the plays?
Yes! You should have a short monologue prepared for the first day of summer camp. The monologue simply serves as a tool for staff to determine your interests, experience, and how you can best participate in the final production. Each camper, regardless of experience, receives a role in the final performance. Choose your own monologue, or selct one from the samples at the bottom of this page.
What’s a typical day at Summer Spectacular camp like?
Each day of camp is packed with activities! You will rotate through classes and workshops with your group, learning about many different theatre topics. Daily schedules vary. On some days you may have classes in the morning and rehearsal or workshops led by guest artists in the afternoon. A day at Summer Spectacular may look like this:
9:00 am – Check-in and attendance
9:10 am – Acting for the camera
10:30 am – Snack break
10:45 am – Dance
12:00 pm – Lunch & Lunchbox Theatre
1:00 pm – Rehearsal of your play
3:15 pm – Snack break
3:30 pm – Workshop with a guest artist
What else should I know about camp?
We welcome all young actors to our camp. The Hippodrome is a professional theater, and in order to maintain a professional atmosphere, we ask that you:
• Behave in a manner that respects yourself, other campers, Hippodrome staff, and Hippodrome property.
• Wear appropriate clothing.
• Fully participate. In scenes and partner work, other campers will count on you to learn your lines and know your part. Make yourself and your partner look good.
• Do not go anywhere in the building without a teacher's knowledge and permission.
• Stay on the premises until your instructor releases you to an authorized person.
• Do not bring glass containers, chewing gum, headsets or video games to camp.
Monologues for Summer Camp Auditions
Junior (Ages7-12) and Teen (13-17) Ensemble students should have a monologue prepared for the first day of summer camp. The monologue simply serves as a tool for staff to determine your interests, experience, and how you can best participate in the final production. Each camper, regardless of experience, receives a role in the final performance. Choose your own monologue, or selct one from the samples below.
Letter from an Alien, by Robert Caisley
Reading for one girl – Hannah
772 2736. I've seen it before. That mark on your arm. 772 2736. When I was little, I told my friend about it, and we laughed, Poppa. We laughed at you. We made jokes that you were a robot and that was your special code number. But all the time I was laughing something inside told me, it's no joke. I was so scared that number meant you were different and I didn't want to be like you. Every morning I'd check my arms... I thought a number might suddenly appear. (Beat) What I've seen in books, your arm, your songs, these paintings... it's just little bits and pieces. A jig-saw puzzle I'm trying to put together, but people keep stealing the pieces. (Beat) In class I have to talk about something that's important to me, and I've found out what's important. My history and you, Poppa. Will you help me?
Men Don't Leave, by Barbara Benedek and Paul Bickman
Reading for one boy – Chris
I wasn't fine. I know that. I'm sorry. I apologize. I can be different if you just give me a chance. You and I could be friends and get along and I'll go to classical musical concerts whenever you want. And I could even do some things around the house for you. I could mow your lawn if you ever grow one because you see, my mother really likes having you as a friend. She doesn't really know a lot of people here and I think she's getting sad again, and when she had you to talk to she didn't seem so sad and I know I was a real pain and I promise I won't be and I know you probably don't believe me, but maybe if you could just give me another chance. Cause I – (faltering, voice breaking) - I really hate to see her so lonely.
Sammy Carducci's Guide to Women, by Ronald Kidd
Reading for one boy – Sammy
...So I'm standing there in the cafeteria, doing my survey with Gus, when all of a sudden I'm staring at the most gorgeous woman I've ever seen. She looks fourteen or fifteen at least, but I know she couldn't be, maybe she flunked a grade or two. Then I look at her eyes, which shine like a couple of spotlights, and I know she's too smart for that. While I'm watching, she pushes her hair back behind one ear and smiles. I get this incredible feeling, like...how can I explain it? It's like somebody ran one of those rubber squeegees across the windshield of my life. Kinda poetic, huh? I get like that sometimes. Suddenly everything's bright and clear. I know without a doubt she is the woman of my dreams.
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