Ages: Boys and Girls 13-18 (rising 8th to rising 12th grades/minimum 8 campers, maximum 16 campers)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dates and Tuition: July 1 to July 26 – $1760
*Optional Weekly Transportation Fee: $35 per camper
Campers MUST be available during the week of Tech/Dress Rehearsals and Performances: July 22-26.
Summer Shakespeare is a 4-week intermediate/advanced theater arts camp for teens that culminates in a live performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Some performing arts experience is preferred, and comfort with diving into Shakespeare’s language is necessary! Students who participate in this camp will receive practical on-stage experience as well as workshop opportunities in acting, improvisation, comedy, voice, text analysis, character work, unarmed stage combat, theater games, monologue development, and auditioning.
Campers will gain confidence and self-esteem and will grow their team-building skills through experience working in an ensemble. During the first few days of camp, teens will participate in an audition process that will determine their roles in the play. While some campers will be cast in roles that will have more spoken lines than others, ALL campers who perform in the production will have ample stage time with featured moments in scenes. There are no small parts!
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be performed in one of McDonogh’s indoor theater spaces, and if weather permits, an outdoor performance will be considered.
Summer Shakespeare is led by McDonogh School Counselor Dan Wagner, Psy.D., who also holds a B.A. in Theater Arts with a concentration in acting and directing. He has performed in numerous productions in New York and on regional and national tours, including in several of Shakespeare’s plays.