Acting and Playwriting
July 21-26, 2013
Graduating grades 6-12
Camp fee: $515 if received by March 1, 2013
After March 1, camp fee is $550
Do you love theatre, TV and Film? Have you wondered what it'd be like to be the one in the spotlight on a stage? Maybe you already have some experience, but want to bump up your game? Well, wait no longer, this camp is for you! Our experienced faculty, currently working in the entertainment industry, will help you on your journey towards the spotlight. In acting classes you'll learn about vocal production, body language, how to find exciting details in each character and how to "live in the moment" on stage. We'll learn the basics of auditions & rehearsals, and also spend time each day writing our own original show to be performed at the end of our week together. This is a unique opportunity to gain confidence in your personal voice, celebrate your individuality and make life long friends in the process!
Eric Mark Olson
From the Director...
"For those who have ever sung in choir, painted a picture, gone dancing or stood on stage and acted out a story, you will know first hand that the arts have the power to heal, teach, inspire, and grow amazing young human beings. Sadly, as we continue to face economic hard times we are seeing more and more arts programs in public schools being cut. With the arts disappearing from our children's schools, there's never been a more exciting time to attend camp at Shell Lake because we are continuing to provide top quality instruction in the arts with the added bonus of an amazing, life changing week with other students they might not otherwise have met. Even more exciting news, we're not only holding strong, we're growing! This year I'm so proud to bring Acting & Playwriting Camp to Shell Lake. Acting at its core is an investigation of the human condition. Discovering new aspects of the human experience through the characters we play offers us a unique window into the lives of others. This investigation helps us gain understanding & acceptance of others in the world around us, not to mention a great awareness of ourselves. This is such a valuable life skill in the ever changing planet we live on, and can help our students have a competitive edge in whatever career path they pursue. The playwriting aspect of our camp allows us to continue that exploration of other human spirit using our own voices. We now get the opportunity to express our thoughts about the world around us and we learn to craft that into a message or big idea that we wish our audience to see & learn. We see how through storytelling that reflects situations and people our audience can somehow relate to, we have the opportunity to engage in the social dialogue of our world. In essence, through writing & acting out the stories we choose to tell, we create a voice in the world that people can hear. In this way, I want students to understand that they have a voice, that they matter, and they can BE the change in the world they wish to see."
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