Going to miss the Drama Studio during Summer vacation?
Not to worry!
You can sign up for our Summer Programs!
To download the course descriptions as a pdf, click here.
Stories on Stage: A SummerSlam at the Studio
This camp offers an exciting chance to perform before a full, and very young, audience! You will grow as an actor as you create an entire production of Story Theatre and Story Improv for pre-school and kindergarten audiences to attend by the end of the week! We’ll perform stories, poems, alphabet games and even improv the young audience’s stories for them. You will gain character, voice and performance skills as you bring favorite stories to life, and turn the "page into stage." We will also perform our Story Theatre Production piece for your family and friends on Friday afternoon.
Note to Actors: please also bring in favorite children’s books, fables, poetry, etc that you think might work onstage.
Note to Families: we would welcome volunteers to help with our pre-school audiences. If you are able to “greet and seat” or help with the workshop, please let us know. These performances are part of Drama Studio’s outreach program to children at risk in Springfield, and are a great way to have our actors be significant role models.
August 7-11, 2017 (9am-3pm)
Faculty: Amelia Hays-Rivest & Dan Morbyrne
TeenScene – Theatre for Social Change
“Theatre is a form of knowledge; it should and can also be a means of transforming society. Theatre can help us build our future, rather than just waiting for it.” – Augosto Boal. Theatre for Social Change is performed to build awareness about topics that affect our world today. It can transform the viewpoints of both the actors and the audiene. During this exciting two-week intensive, teen actors will build their improvisation skills, their writing and collaborative theatre skills, and their ability to interact with audiences! What matters to you in the world? What would you change, develop or transform if you could? The Theatre for Social Change Intensive help you make powerful art from your personal worldview!
July 10 - July 21, 2017 (9am-3pm)
Faculty: Trenda Loftin & Dan Morbyrne
Here’s your chance to be part of the Drama Studio’s production intensive, where we’ll stage a complete full-length melodrama with dastardly villains, faithful heroes and heroines, and perhaps a damsel in distress! Past productions have included daring train-track rescues, fierce battles, charming orphans, and saving the day in the nick of time! Audiences will cheer the heroes and boo the villains as you present this year’s melodrama, complete with full costumes, scenery, make-up and even some song and dance. You’ll strengthen your acting, improvisation and character-building skills and gain production experience in Summer Scene: Melodrama. This camp also includes opportunities for actors to write and stage their own original scenes, monologues and dances.
July 24 - August 4, 2017 (9am-3pm)
Faculty: Steve Hays & Amelia Hays-Rivest
To download the intensive course descriptions as a pdf, click here.