Summer Camp is a performing arts playground where professional theater artists serve as mentors. With an emphasis on creativity and collaboration, we provide hands-on opportunities for students to make an original contribution in all aspects of play production.
EXPLORE: In addition to fun, fast-paced rehearsals every day in theater and playwriting, students will get to explore enrichment classes such as stagecraft (in which students will construct their props and costumes), dance, storytelling, stage combat, and theater history. (Dance classes are not offered at one-week sessions; enrichment classes are only offered at certain locations.)
CREATE: Your child already has the tools he or she needs to love the arts and to create them: a voice, a body, and an imagination. At Main Street Theater’s summer camp, your young performer will be able to exercise those tools under the mentorship of theater and performing arts professionals.
SKILLS: Within each age group, students write and stage their ORIGINAL theater pieces and dance pieces, creating their own roles, lines, and choreography. They may base their piece on a story they know or characters they would like to portray, learning the fundamentals of acting and dance by applying them to the pieces they create. (Dance classes are only offered during two- or three-week sessions.)
INCLUSION: Never been on stage before or were you born on stage? Everyone is welcome in our performing arts playground. Students of all skill and experience levels learn from each other in rehearsal, and our small classes ensure individual attention.
CHALLENGE: In our day-to-day class process and our final performances, every child will be featured and every child will be challenged.
PERFORM: At the end of each one-week, two-week, and three-week session, students present their plays and dance pieces on a professional stage! Family and friends are invited to attend free of charge!
ARTISTS: Energetic, professional teaching artists are passionate about education and ready to help your students explore the performing arts! They are actors, directors, dancers and educators, and they are experienced at working with students of all skill levels.
Please see below for more information about Summer Studio Company (ages 11-14), Summer Shakespeare (ages 12-18) , Turbo Camps (ages 6-11), Full-Day classes (ages 6-14), and Half-Day classes (ages 4-5)!
Questions about camps or classes?
If your questions are not answered in the Policies or the FAQ, please email Jonathan Minchew-Gonzalez in the Education Department or contact by phone, 713-524-7998.