DreamWrights summer camps
1. How Does Your Garden Groove? This is not your typical garden-variety musical! Meet the musically talented vegetables growing in Freddy and Franny Farmer’s garden. The potatoes have “appeal,” leafy vegetables sing “Lettuce Entertain You,” and corn and peas beg “Please Don’t Put Us in a Can-Can!” These lively veggies will sing and dance their way into everyone’s hearts. 2. Intuitive Art + Experimental Painting Campers will spend the morning learning basic drawing and painting techniques which will then be used to explore students’ inner creative style. Through this wide variety of artistic styles, students will express themselves in ways they may not have explored before. This experimental class will include a focus on each individual camper. 3. Devised Theatre Camp Kick off your 2017 summer with this highly creative, collaborative camp. In one week, campers will create an entirely original performance based on their own interests and skills. This camp will cover basic theatrics and improvisation. Campers will perform their play for family and friends in the final hour on Friday. 4. The Story of the Wide Mouth Frog Travel on a mini-musical adventure based on this traditional African story of Mother Frog, her family and other animals in search of food to feed her children. Filled with African rhythms, our campers will play with characters, movement, music and singing while creating a mini-musical together! 5. Arts Intensive – A full day of immersive artistic expression! MORNING SESSION: Intuitive Art + Experimental Painting – Campers will learn basic drawing and painting techniques which will then be used to explore students’ inner creative style. Through this wide variety of artistic styles, students will express themselves in ways they may not have explored before. This experimental class will include a focus on each individual camper. AFTERNOON SESSION: Fun with Ink on Mixed Medium – Enjoy playing with bold, colorful inks on glass, ceramic tile, and plastic paper. Inks are very versatile, dry quickly and can be used to create boldly colorful, repurposed, jewelry, glass ornaments, and collages. 6. Shakespearean Bootcamp Perform Shakespeare with confidence! This one week intensive covers the basics of Shakespearean verse as well as several complementary acting techniques for performance. Campers will explore a speech, a sonnet, and a choral piece and will perform their selections at the end of the week. Participants can prepare selections perfect for use in scholarship competitions like the English Speaking Union and Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. 7. Silly Summer Seuss Days Join us for hands-on crafts, dress up, movement and acting out some favorite stories of Dr. Seuss including One Fish Two Fish, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Foot Book. 8. Raise Your Voice! Poetry Out Loud In these three days of investigating the power of poetry, campers will read, write and live out poetry. Through comradery and collaboration, campers will experiment in expressing themselves through creating and learning to perform verse and prose. This camp develops personal presence through eye contact, body language and poise. Camp will culminate with a celebratory presentation on Friday. 9. Improv and Theatre Games These three days will be packed packed full of theatrical games, games, games! From warm up activities and circle games to improvisational scene play, this camp will cover everyone’s favorites and then some! Improv and theatre games are creative adventures that be applied to other theatre and artistic processes, as well as having great benefit in everyday life – say Yes! 10. Disney’s Seussical KIDS Musical “Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper! From the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat, our narrator, tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing a tiny place called Whoville. Each camper receives one complimentary ticket to the public performance Friday, July 14th at 4:00pm. 11. 12. 13. Broadway Week Explore the wonderful world of music and dance in an energetic and nurturing environment. Campers will pick up some new dance moves, improve their acting skills through song, and make friendships that last a lifetime. All three Broadway camps will culminate with a combined group performance at 3:30pm on Friday. These camps fill quickly – register early to assure your slot. 14. Little Lion Cubs Through song, movement, and acting, our youngest campers will explore the fairy tale world of lions and animals on the African savanna. 15. Hip Hop This fast-paced, high-energy, class will focus on learning hip hop! No experience necessary. Wear sneakers and comfy clothes, bring a water bottle and be prepared to move! 16. Ballroom Dancing Learn how to lead, follow and dance with a partner without stepping on each other’s toes! Students will have the opportunity to explore the rhythm and smooth dancing styles from swing, to tango, waltz and cha-cha. 17. Disney’s The Lion King KIDS Musical *SOLD OUT Based on the iconic animated film, Disney’s The Lion King KIDS brings the African savanna to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters. Join us as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle… and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Each camper receives one complimentary ticket to the public performance Friday, August 4th at 4:00pm 18. Capture It! Explore the creative world of digital photography and movie making! Using everyday point-and-shoot cameras, camcorders and smartphones, students will make a short movie in just five days. Students are welcome to bring their own digital camera or smart phone, or simply use the tools provided. Friday’s class will culminate with a showing of the films. 19. Advanced Theatre Workshops Week Select one or up to all five of these focused workshops designed to develop and polish your theatre skills. This is an excellent opportunity to gain practical theatrical experience with a variety of teaching artists. Each workshop will be limited to 12 participants so register early to assure your spot. 19A. MONDAY – Acting: Who, What, Where, How and Why Learn to “read” a scene, use text effectively, and make strong and clear acting impressions. 19B. TUESDAY – Sing the Story Use songs to develop character and express emotions. 19C. WEDNESDAY – Dance the Meaning Discover how dance steps are only the beginning of what movement can add to a performance. 19D. THURSDAY – Painting Using Lights and Sound Explore and play with these technical aspects of theatre and learn how they add layers of “color” to a production. 19E. FRIDAY – Putting It Together: Direct a Scene Direct a short scene! Switch viewpoints from an actor to a director and guide fellow campers through the process of taking a scene from script to the stage.