Page & Stage Theatre Company presents its
2020 Summer Drama-for-Literacy Camp
Stuck at home this summer? No problem, because Drama Camp is
One of the best answers to our fears, boredom, and loneliness is our creativity!
So let's have a great summer together!
WHAT'S DIFFERENT THIS SUMMER?
PSDC will happen as it always has, with a few adjustments…
All camp sessions will be online, with group then one-on-one work. We will use easy, secure video and audio chat programs and presentations to make this happen. Group video sessions will be 60-90 minutes long, with one-on-one, small group, and family sessions occurring through the rest of the day. Each of these sessions will happen twice a week for Sessions One and Two, and four times a week for Session Three.
We will focus on basic film acting, voiceover, and radio acting this summer. Think about what people do in web shows or the actors who provide voices for cartoon characters and the narrators in movies. Yep, that’s what we’re doing!
Kids will be taught how to use audio and video recording technology, editing programs, and all other necessary tools.
Our “final” performance will be split into three ongoing projects.
Due to the economic strain COVID-19 has caused, we are also lowering our prices for this summer's camp.
2020 CAMP OPTIONS
Camp Session Option One: “Make a Web Show”
(appropriate for ages 4-18)
Mon & Wed, 9:00-10:00am for everyone, with 30-minute breakout sessions for individuals and small groups between 10:00am and 12:00pm
- During production, campers will learn the basics of acting for small cameras (like GoPros, web cams, and phone cameras), lighting and sound set up, makeup, and other vital lessons needing to make viral videos.
- Campers will be involved in all parts of production, from outlining, writing, and filming to sound and editing. They will learn how a web/tv show is put together!
Final Performance: Desperate Artists (a Web Show), Season One
Help create a family-friendly comedy/mystery webshow that will premiere on YouTube and the Page & Stage website. There will be several episodes in the first season. We will try to give each child an equal part in the show. Kids will have the option to help write their own material!
Camp Session Option Two: “Books Come Alive!”
(appropriate for ages 4-18)
Tues & Thurs, 9:00-10:00am for everyone, with 30-minute breakout sessions for individuals and small groups between 10:00am and 12:00pm
- Campers will learn microphone setup, voice acting, accents, and playing multiple characters.
- Extensive oral interpretation training will teach campers how to get the most out of any script.
- Campers will perform poetry, short stories, and plays that will also premiere as audio pieces on YouTube and the Page & Stage website.
Final Performance: Play Multiple Characters through Big Ears Audiobook Company
This small audiobook company is a partner organization with Page & Stage Co. Campers will get to perform a variety of materials (theatre, poetry, and prose) while playing multiple characters.
Camp Session Option Three: “Radio Plays and Voiceover Acting”
(appropriate for ages 13-18)
Mon through Thurs, 12:30-2:30pm for everyone, with 30-minute breakout sessions for individuals and small groups between 3:00-5:00pm.
Older campers will have the additional option of recreating radio plays from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s. These classic recreations will then be distributed to area nursing homes, libraries, civic centers, and churches for free.
- Campers will perform several advanced characters and create innovative “Foley” (radio sound effects using everyday objects).
- They will learn sound recording technology and editing. They will become masters at creating “character voices” that can be used in anything from stage and improv to radio, commercials, and stand-up.
Final Performance: Feature/Star in Remakes of Classic Radio Plays
Each camper will play many parts in several shows, including award-winning mystery/thrillers like “The Ten Grand,” and “Sorry, Wrong Number,” science fiction like “Dimension X,” and comedies like “Who’s on First?” and “Grand Central Station.”
The literacy focus this year will be plot and story.
Why? Because many of the campers will be writing their own material to perform!
To participate, you’ll need access to a minimum of a smartphone camera that can record video OR computer with webcam and Zoom (free to join). Optional other equipment: microphone, headset.
Our Promise to Campers and Parents:
As we focus on safety in this uncertain time, we will provide an educational and fun summer experience that will actually encourage kids to get off the couch, read, and learn to work as a team. While large, online sessions may be shorter, there will also be far more one-on-one coaching and audition preparation than previous years!
For more information or to reserve a spot in the camp, please contact Dr. Paul “Spike” Wilson, Camp Director. Phone: (765) 860-7557. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, you can register using the REGISTER FOR CAMP tab above.
Camp Options 1 and 2 begins Monday, June 29 and ends Saturday, August 1.
Camp Option 3 begins Monday, June 22 and ends Saturday, August 1.
Price for Camp Session Options 1 or 2: $75
Price for Camp Session Option 3: $100
Multiple Session Discount:
After paying the base price, you can add one or both of the other camp sessions for $25 apiece. The base price is the cost of the more expensive session. Use the code MULTIPLE online at the checkout.
Sibling Discount – register a second child and receive $25 off. Use the code SIBLING online at the checkout.
One discount per family, please.
PRIVATE COACHING IS ALSO AVAILABLE
Ready to take your skills to the next level? The Camp Director also offers private coaching for monologues, singing, playwriting, speech (competitive and classroom), toasts, presentations, and oral interpretation. Coaching is for ages 4 to adult and is $15 per hour
There is a 15 camper limit per session per session. Spaces tend to fill up quickly!
Page & Stage is northern Indy’s premiere educational theatre company. Our summer camp is for ages 4-18 and all levels of experience. It is directed by Dr. Paul “Spike” Wilson, former director of the Kokomo Summer Drama Camp, one of the largest and most successful theatre camps in the eastern US. Page & Stage Co. is a theatre dedicated to education, outreach, literacy, and community.