Summer Camp General Description
Drama is an integrated discipline. Athletic, musical, visual, and collaborative. The Children's Theatre summer programs emphasize individual responsibility within a team environment.
Ensemble technique is a physical and vocal approach to theater that values the success of the group as a whole. Students develop the necessary skills applicable to public presentation as they explore the creative use of body and voice. They investigate the subtext of spatial relationships, listening, stillness, and silence as powerful tools for communication.
Through warm-ups, group work, theatre games and performance assignments, students explore the creative use of body and voice, developing a sense of confidence in front of classmates and an audience. The class climate is encouraging, fun, and dynamic.
Each student engages in drama exercises that focus on ensemble technique, the essence of any successful theatrical experience and team endeavor. Class sessions strengthen each student's ability to compromise and negotiate, lead as well as follow, generate and weed out ideas.
Students are encouraged to observe their peers' performances with the eyes of acting students, rather than as a passive audience. Active observation is the key to understanding what works on stage and why. Students give each other constructive feedback with specific examples of success and clear suggestions for improvement.
Games are designed to heighten kinesthetic awareness and strengthen listening skills. Students learn to use voices and bodies expressively to tell stories and to convey emotions and ideas.
During class time, students perform many times for each other, either solo or with a group. In the recital pieces all students share equal responsibility for the success of their performance.
Each camp will conclude with a class recital presented for parents and friends with minimal costumes and props. Musical Theatre Performance Class will have a special evening performance.
Contact: Box Office
Event Days: Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri. Sat.
Event Hours: Varies
Location: The Children's Theatre
Address: 3605 South State Street , South Salt Lake