Open to students ages 7-14 years old.
Camp: August 3rd-14th, 2020, Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Performance: Friday, August 14th @ 5:30pm
Circus Camp is an inclusive camp for students of all abilities who have finished grades 2-8 (usually 7-14).
This camp culminates in a free public performance of the students’ Giant Puppet Circus.
Campers choose three of the four courses – juggling, acting, dance and art – and attend 45 minutes of instruction in each course in the morning. In the afternoon, everyone comes together to rehearse for the final circus performance.
Open to students ages 10-14 years old.
Camp: August 24th-28th, 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm
Performance: Friday, August 28th @ 5:30pm
During the last week of summer, students will experience all aspects of theater, from writing scripts and holding auditions to designing and creating sets and props. Students will experiment with improvisational acting and puppetry to create a showcase performance of their own creations!
Open Hand Theater’s February Break Camp – Thank you for attending!
Open to students ages 5-11 years old.
Camp: February 17th-21st, 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm
Performance: Friday, February 21st @ 5:30pm
Open Hand Theater, in partnership with Redhouse, is excited to bring back this Winter Break camp! This camp is a ‘build a play in a week’ for kids in grades K-6 (ages 5-11). Students work on a prewritten script adapted from a book, this year is “Everyone Knows What a Dragon Looks Like” by Jay Williams. Campers build the show entirely from start to finish, designing, making/finding sets, props and costumes. They go through the audition process and rehearsals. By the end of the week, students will also have made a puppet of their own to perform with and take home. At the end of camp, they will perform their show for family and friends.
The day is broken into different sections, classes focusing on art and acting. In Art, students take part in various activities from drawing and painting to group planning/designing. In Acting, students participate in improv games to help with quick thinking and building group trust; the majority of this class is spent learning lines, blocking scenes, and basic theater etiquette (on and off stage).
Throughout the week, students play, experiment with and learn several skills including but not limited to: working in a group, trying new things, leadership, and creative thinking/problem solving. Students take part in tasks both on and offstage so they can get a glimpse at what it really takes to pit on a show from all sides!