Discover your voice!

Are you ready for college?  Our program imparts a spirit of daring, curiosity, and joy to campers along with expert training in theater.  And we produce dynamic shows in just three weeks!  You will make friends, grow as an artist, and find your voice as an actor. Join us July 12 - August 1, 2020!

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Who are we and what do we do?

Your camper will work with our Shakespeare in Performance troupe, which is a community of student artists, who collaborate to create unique shows featuring contemporary music and dance. The troupe is led by Dr. Travis Curtright, a renowned author and expert director of Shakespeare’s plays. Camp will bring out the potential of young actors by offering a glimpse into our troupe’s passion for performing Shakespeare. We believe that, alongside other creative and driven artists, discovering the world of theater is something exciting, enriching, and transformative.

What do we offer?

Our space includes a black-box theater and brand new thrust stage. Campers, grades 9 - 12, receive professional coaching in voice, dramaturgy, movement, and common artistic vocabulary of acting as a gift of self.  Our training is applied in rehearsals and in the performance of a one-hour show, which we prepare in just three weeks! Campers will be cast the day after they arrive. There will be daily periods of free time, improv games, and vacation days off campus and even at the beach (weather permitting)!

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Where are we?

Our troupe and summer camp are housed at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida. We are located close to Naples and its famous beaches.  Campers will have a chance to preview college life (in a nurturing, supervised environment!)  while they attend the program on campus.