Summer Camps

Early Bird Rates when you register by February 20! 
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Programming by grade level (entering fall 2020):
SUMMER ACTING CAMP FOR KIDS (Bravos, Encores, Standing Os)
 
The Theatre Lab’s summer camps are fun, high-energy programs that allow young people (grades 1-8) to fully engage their imaginations as they experience the thrill of creating live theatre. From learning the basic techniques of acting for the stage, to developing improvisation and physical comedy skills, to putting it all together in a public performance, it’s a summer your child will never forget.
Taught by some of Washington’s best-known theatre professionals and educators, The Theatre Lab’s summer camps are a great way to discover the joys of drama, explore the creative self, and make wonderful new friends.
 
Campers participate in a wide variety of theatre activities — including improvisation, scene study, storytelling, creative writing, comedy, and mime — all taught by caring artists and teachers dedicated to meeting each child at his or her level. Classes emphasize drama games and exercises designed to increase spontaneity, engage the imagination, promote self-confidence, and encourage ensemble spirit. At the end of each session, students share their work in a free performance open to the public. 
 
At The Theatre Lab, we also understand that kids can’t live by drama alone. That’s why each day also includes group games and gym sports, arts and crafts, and social time for relaxing and playing board games.
 
Each session has a different focus, and you can sign up for just one session or as many as you want. Past sessions have included African Folktales, Shakespeare, Japanese Puppet Theatre, Commedia Dell’Arte, Mystery Theatre, and more. No prior drama experience is required.
 
Session I: June 22 – June 26 
$360 ($335 Early Bird)
 
Session II: June 29 – July 10 (no camp July 3)
$670 ($630 Early Bird)
 
Session III: July 13 – July 24 
$695 ($660 Early Bird)
 
Session IV: July 27 – August 7 
$695 ($660 Early Bird)
 
Session V: August 10 – August 21 
$695 ($660 Early Bird)
Session VI:
August 24 – August 28 $360
($335 Early Bird)
 
SUMMER ACTING CAMP FOR KIDS (Grand Finales)
 
Session I: June 22 – June 26 
$360 ($335 Early Bird)
 
Fun, fast-paced, one-week improvisational workshops designed to increase students’ ability to create spontaneously, connect with one another other on stage, use their bodies and voices more expressively, develop unique characters, and have fun with the art of making theatre
 
Session II/III: June 29 – July 24 + evening performances July 23 & 24 (no camp July 3) 
4-week Musical Theatre Camp: Oklahoma!
$1,230 ($1,180 Early Bird)

A fun-filled Musical Theatre Camp open to firsttime performers as well as experienced singers and actors. The camp will culminate in a full production of a slightly abridged version of the musical theatre classic Oklahoma! designed with middle schoolers in mind, to be performed on a professional theatre stage (The Undercroft Theatre, home of the Washington Stage Guild) in two special evening performances for friends, family and the general public.

 
Session IV/V: July 27 – August 21 + evening performance August 21
4-Week Full Production: As You Like It
$1,195 ($1,145 Early Bird)
 
An exploration of one of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, culminating in a full production on a professional theatre stage! This program will give participants the tools to create and perform the Bard’s beloved classic about transformation in the the Forest of Arden, a dream-like world full of delightful characters, intrigue, romance and much more. The show will receive two performances — one for our younger campers and one in a special evening performance for friends, family and the general public.
 
Session VI: August 24 – August 28 
$360 ($335 Early Bird)
 
Fun, fast-paced, one-week improvisational workshops designed to increase students’ ability to create spontaneously, connect with one another other on stage, use their bodies and voices more expressively, develop unique characters, and have fun with the art of making theatre