The Capitol Theater in Downtown Greeneville, TN will host a series of theatre camps, called Capitol Kids, for young actors ages 5 to 18 the last week of June.
All sessions will be taught by theatre veterans, Steve and Erin Hensley Schultz. During the week, campers will have their own script and performances on Friday evening, June 28th, the final day of camp.
Steve and Erin Schultz have been teaching children’s theatre for over a dozen years, having founded the Young Actors Company of Easley South Carolina and the East Tennessee Young Actors Studio. They have taught over 1,000 students collectively and staged nearly 100 different productions with young actors.
Classes are arranged for ages 5 to 9, 9 to 12, and 12 to 18. Each age group will have lessons tailored to their age and experience. Every class will end in full production on Friday, June 28th. This production is free to the public.
Classes will be held June 24th -June 28th. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged!
June 24th – June 28th:
Ages 5 to 9: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Capitol Kids)
Campers will learn the basics of theatre history, storytelling, and will learn to write their very own script! They will work on becoming a character, movement, improvisation, as well as the “behind the scenes” work of designing and making their own costumes, props, and set! The week will end with a performance of their original play in front of their parents and invited guests.
Ages 9 to 12: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Capitol Players)
From the audition to rehearsals to taking their final bows, this camp will give young actors the tools they need to put on a show! Students will spend their week learning theatre history, vocabulary, and the process of writing their own script with characters they create and develop. They will focus on movement, voice, and characterization. Their week will include an in-depth improvisation workshop, as well as an audition workshop. They will design and create their own props, costumes, and set for the original play they will perform on the final day of camp for an audience of their parents and guests.
Ages 12-18: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (Capitol Company)
For older students- in addition to learning theatre history, vocabulary, etiquette, and storytelling- their week will explore several different aspects of performance, from improvisation to career development and what to expect at a professional audition. This session will include in-depth workshops on auditioning, improvisation, stand-up comedy, storytelling, and direction. Students will perform scenes and monologues as well as short-form improv comedy on the final day of camp for an audience of their parents and guests.
NEW THIS YEAR! Improv Workshop, open for everyone ($10/session)
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Monday – Thursday
The final hour of the Capitol Company session will be devoted to short-form improv technique, and community members of all ages are invited to come join the Company in these workshops. Cost is per session, with no registration required. Workshops will take place on the Capitol stage. This workshop is included in the registration fee for Capitol Company students.
CLASS PRODUCTIONS WILL BE HELD AT 7:00 ON Friday, JUNE 28th.
COST: $85 per child per session / $150 for two siblings
For questions, contact Erin Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Theatre and speak with the General Manager, Ashley Duvall at (423)638-1300.
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