Actor Children's Theatre School at Wagner College
“Out of the Box” Performing Arts
This all-new approach to our ACT performing arts program will include a morning of “Out of the Box” improv exercises coupled with an afternoon “Black Box Performance” program that will culminate with a final performance for family and friends on the last day of camp.
We will begin each day with a surprise box filled with props and materials and will be challenged to use our imagination, artistic talent, and improvisation to create a magical story. Will the box take us on a magic carpet ride, or will we be robots in the year 2086? Let’s see where the box takes us!
Next, everyone will audition for a role in our show to be performed in the Wagner College’s Stage One Theatre. The audition will entail a 32-bar cut of your song choice either a cappella or with a karaoke track, along with a dance combination and monologue that will be provided prior to the audition. Roles will be assigned and each afternoon will be devoted to rehearsal. Each cast member will receive a script and will be expected to memorize their role and be part of the ensemble.
For anyone who is more of a behind-the-scenes person, join the program and learn how to be part of the stage crew working with costumes, set, props and technical aspects of the show! There is a role for everyone!
Instructor: Samantha Hermansen
Ages 7 – 17
July 11 – 22, 2022
Monday – Friday, 9am to 4:30pm
Tuition: $959 (Includes Lunch)
Let’s Make a Play
Paper towel rolls as a telescope? An empty cardboard box as a castle? Join us for a week of telling stories using art, costumes, props, and of course, our imaginations! This camp will culminate in a kid-centered show made by kids, starring kids. Over the course of this week, students will create set pieces, props, and costumes that they will use to bring stories to life. From fairytales to their favorite movies, to stories beyond their wildest imaginations, they’ll have the opportunity to learn the basics of drama while playing games and building relationships with their peers.
Instructor: Joanna Hayes
Ages 5 – 8
July 18 – 22, 2022
9am – 4:30pm
Tuition: $439 (Includes Lunch)