A Children's Company for
Theatre, Literacy, and Lifelong Learning
"Great actors make great readers. We make both."
WHO ARE WE?
Page & Stage Theatre is an emerging company of theatre professionals and teachers based out of Hamilton County, Indiana. Our signature event is the Page & Stage Summer Camp, in which children and youth learn vital reading skills through the art of theatre.
WHERE ARE WE?
We are based in Hamilton County, Indiana. We welcome campers in the Hamilton County and all surrounding counties. In the past, we have even had students fly in from Brazil to participate.
WHAT DO WE DO?
We recognize that, while some children have thrived this school year, many others have fallen a bit behind due to the COVID-19 crisis and the difficulties of online learning. We have developed strategies to help those children catch up and thrive! No matter where a child is in her/his education, we will help each child improve both onstage and off. Due to a generous grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, we have acquired more educational tools and techniques, allowing us to customize the camp to each child's needs.
This year, we are instituting a special tutoring effort to further improve each child's reading skills. Our summer reading tutoring is offered at no extra cost. Parents will also have the option of continuing the tutoring during the school year for an additional fee.
Look back on your childhood. Think of your strongest memories and most profound learning adventures. Both science and experience tell you these things are stronger because of your emotional connections to them.
Emotion enhances memory and learning. The theatre is a safe place to explore emotions and forge those deep, lasting connections. At our camp, we use theatre games, rehearsals, and performance to teach phonics, vocabulary, grammar, and reading comprehension. Each day, our campers are onstage, rehearsing and performing their new reading skills. So, what better place for a child to learn to read, or improve reading, than on stage?
This is the mission of Page & Stage Camp – to build literacy at all levels through the fun, play, and constant learning of theatre!
Page & Stage Summer Camp includes such activities as…
Reading Comprehension through Pantomime, Improv, and “Plot Twisting”
Literacy Plays that teach key aspects of reading and writing
Performed poetry, written by local authors and the kids themselves!
A final performance in which every camper performs and shows off their new skills.
There are no stars on our stage – just great performances!
The Camp Director is the Artistic Director of Page & Stage Theatre Co., Dr. Paul "Spike" Wilson, a professional director, playwright, and theatre educator with over 25 years of experience. Under his leadership, Kokomo Summer Drama Camp (1997-2016) grew into one of the longest-running, most intensive, most successful theatre camps in the Midwest. He has trained over a thousand young actors, many of whom have gone on to careers in professional theatre.
OUR COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE AND MENTORSHIP
We offer a safe, educational, and fun summer for children 4 and up, and adults by special arrangement. Whatever your current level of drama experience, we will build on your current skills to make you the best actor you can be. You'll walk away more confident and creative.
OUR COMMITMENT TO HEALTH AND SAFETY
We employ CDC-recommended guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID.
WE ARE AFFORDABLE!
Our camp lasts 5-6 weeks each summer. The cost is $175.00 for our Basic and Intermediate levels, and $225.00 for our Advance studio acting class. We are less expensive and last longer than any other acting camp in the Indianapolis area.
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