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Page & Stage Summer Camp 2022
Indiana's only theatre-for-literacy program is back to serve central Indiana's kids!
This year, Camp is at Holy Family Episcopal Church, 11445 Fishers Pointe Blvd in Fishers.
Page & Stage and its summer camp are led by Dr. Paul “Spike” Wilson, a professional director, actor, playwright, and literacy expert. With a PhD in Theatre, he has nearly 30 years of experience teaching actors and emerging readers.  He founded Page & Stage with one thought in mind: theatre is one of the best ways to teach children to read and improve their reading skills.

Camp starts June 20 for the Basic and Intermediate levels, and June 13 for the Advanced level and Young Professional Program (YPP). The camp ends with public performances on July 22 and 23. All campers participate in the final performances.


Other things campers and their parents can expect include… 
✓ Essential training in acting, auditioning, voice, stage movement, and all things theatre.
✓ A program that is active, dynamic, and fun while remaining intensely educational.
✓ Curriculum built for each individual camper, whether they are with us to learn to read, become better readers, or take on more advanced literature.
✓ For emerging and early readers, phonics- and story-based learning.
✓ Optional reading tutoring to prepare kids for the next school year.
✓ One-on-one and small group work with a dedicated teaching staff.
✓ An excellent teacher-student ratio. 
✓ A welcoming environment for shy children and those with "stage fright." We foster confidence, self-esteem, teamwork, leadership, and an overall love for learning. 
✓ Each summer is a different experience, meaning many campers come back each year! 

✓ A lower cost than any other theatre camp in central Indiana.

 

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WE ARE A DIFFERENT KIND OF THEATRE

Page & Stage Theatre is a company of theatre professionals and teachers based out of Hamilton County, Indiana.  In addition to our yearly productions, we feature the Page & Stage Summer Camp, in which children and youth learn and improve on vital reading skills through the art of theatre.

NO STARS, JUST STARRING MOMENTS.

We are dedicated to the belief that ensemble performance builds communication, compassion, loyalty, and true leadership. We accept any child, no matter their previous training, level of acting skill, or reading ability. Every actor on our stage gets their moment to shine.

THIS IS WHAT WE DO.

No matter where a child is in her/his education, we want to give them the best chance to succeed

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…

 

  • Physical Phonics

  • 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!

OUR DIRECTOR

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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