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Director:Cassandra Lovering
Music Director:Paula Chase
Asst Director:Zoe Sachs
Size:Maximum 25
Where: All Saints Belmont
Camp Day:9 AM–4 PM
Dates: I: July 7–18
II: July 21–August 1
III: August 4–15
IV: August 18–29
Performances:Fridays at 4 PM
Discounts for multiple sessions or multiple siblings. See details below.
Scholarships are available for all ACT workshops and productions. Please contact the treasurer before the end of registration if you would like more information.

ACT Summer Day Program 2014

This summer, we are offering four two-week sessions of fun and exciting theatrical and musical adventures. Each session, we will rehearse scene and song selections from Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs Before Dark KIDS and perform them on the final Friday afternoon at 4 PM. Classes in movement, voice, acting and theatre games will fill out each day.

This summer, ACT has changed the location of the summer day program, and it will be at All Saints' Episcopal Church in Belmont. The program will be held in the church's beautiful function hall, which includes a stage, piano and windows, as well as a separate rehearsal room with another piano.

As always, you may register for multiple sessions and will have a fresh, new experience each time! Each session will have a special theme. Check out the descriptions below.

A few important details:


If you would like to be a counselor for the Summer Vacation Program, download this Application Form, fill out all fields, then email to Matt

Details, Forms, etc.

Session One: Playwriting

Along with rehearsing scenes and music for The Magic Tree House, time will be scheduled for actors to focus on writing their own scenes, which can be used in the production. The group will work closely with staff to create characters, and topics, as well as plan out a story line for their own 5-10 minute scenes.

Session Two: Mask Making

Actors will design and create their own masks based on characters and events in The Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark. Kids will learn about the art of mask creation, which dates back to ancient Greece, and how to portray emotion through the use of certain materials.

Session Three: Improv

Actors will learn the basics behind improvisation for the theatre: totally unscripted and completely unrehearsed! Time will be scheduled each day for actors to delve into their imaginations, creating scenes and characters they may or may not want to reference in their performance of The Magic Tree House.

Session Four: Theatre and Movement

How one moves on stage, and relates to the space around them is a skill every actor needs. In this camp session, actors will spend time each day focusing on their space, and how their Magic Tree House character could move on stage. Using time honored techniques perfected by theatre practitioner Michael Chekhov, actors will learn about imagination based movement, and the art of gesture. The group will also explore the Laban Technique focusing on shape, effort, and the actor within the space.

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