Valpo Summer Camp Lets Youth Get In the Act

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May 21, 2014 — Area youth with their sights set on New York City’s Broadway stages can get theatre training in the region this summer.

Chicago Street Theatre’s Education Program inValparaiso, Ind. will celebrate its 20th year of providing the community with theatre arts classes for youth.

This Summer Chicago Street Theatre offers a choice of eight unique and exciting summer camps for ages 5 to adult. Camps begin in June, end in July, and range from one to six weeks. Our popular Shakespeare Workshop for teens will focus on Romeo & Juliet and be presented at the end of July on CST’s mainstage. Students will also participate in our Shakespeare at Central Park Plaza event, the weekend of July 11 & 12. Students ages 8 through 13 can also have fun while learning about the Bard with our brand new, Shakespeare In Shorts program. This new Day Camp is held three mornings a week between 9 and 11 AM and culminates with two mainstage performances along side the teens.

For those interested in what happens on the technical side of theatre, we offer Booth Camp, Be Backstage and our new, Costume Workshop. All provide hands-on training and experience, and the ability to run a show on our state of the art lighting and sound computers. Students enrolled in these programs will also take part in the mainstage productions done by both Summer Shakespeare camps.

Kids aren’t the only ones who can get involved in theatre this summer. Adults interested in exploring theatre will greatly enjoy our four-week, Sacred Drama Workshop, which will explore works for the church and the stage based on religious themes. This summer’s text will be the book of Ruth read during Shavuot during the Jewish calendar year and Advent in the Christian tradition. The workshop will explore techniques and exercises for dramatizing the scripture in a worship setting, as well as secular plays inspired by the story.

Parents can also get into the act with CST’s new volunteer program Parents in the Wings to find out how they can support the arts and educational programming at Chicago Street Theatre. Registrations are open through July and the start of each camp.

Source: Chicago Street Theatre


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