PAGE & STAGE SUMMER CAMP 2022 PRESS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2022
Dr. Paul “Spike” Wilson, Artistic Director
Page & Stage Theatre and Literacy Company
“Page & Stage Theatre Announces Summer Camp”
Page & Stage places equal emphasis on acting and reading.
Fishers, IN: Page & Stage Company has announced its 2022 Summer Camp, bringing new techniques, materials, and productions to Hamilton County county and the surrounding area. Page & Stage Summer Camp is for ages 4 through 18. It is the first and only theatre-for-literacy company in Indiana. The camp starts June 20 for Basic and Intermediate Levels and June 13 for Advanced. All campers participate in public performances on July 22 and 23. The camp will take place on the grounds of Holy Family Episcopal Church, 11445 Fishers Pointe Blvd, Fishers, IN 46038.
“Learning, memory, and emotion are integral parts of both theatre and reading,” says Dr. Paul “Spike” Wilson, the theatre’s Artistic Director and Camp Head. “Because theatre allows people to learn such a broad variety of things while foregrounding self-learning and emotional health. That is the core of our mission: to produce great actors who are great readers. You can attend with as much or as little experience as you like. All you need is a passion for acting and for learning. The techniques we’ve developed over the past 30 years prove this.”
The camp has three levels to accommodate any level of reading and acting experience:
· Basic Level (ages 4-10): Group is for non-readers as well as early readers and accelerated. The basics of acting are taught through poetry, short plays, and monologues.
· Intermediate Level (ages 10-15): Group is for more accelerated readers and targets “reading to learn” as opposed to “learning to read.” One-act plays, short stories, poetry, and comedy sketches help kids learn about dramatic progression and characterization.
· Advanced Level (high school or by invitation): This group is for advanced readers who are also interested in possibly working in the theatre. Parents and campers can call to inquire. These campers aslo have the option of trying out for Page & Stage’s professional touring company.
Enrollment is currently open and will remain open until June 24. While prices vary by level, there are several discounts and scholarships available. For more information on Page & Stage’s Summer Camp and other activities, visit www.pageandstageco.org.
Page & Stage is a company of professional theatre artists who are passionate about teaching kids to read. The organization holds a summer theatre and literacy camp as well as at least one production during the school year. It is also a resource for area teachers, trainers, and tutors who want to expand their teaching techniques. Over the past four years, Page & Stage has been awarded grants through the City of Fishers and the Indiana Arts Commission.
Page & Stage is dedicated to providing a safe, educational, fun summer for all involved. Learn more and register at PageAndStageCo.org or by contacting the Camp Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or (765) 860-7557.