Summer Camps

Registration

Open registration for our Summer Semester will begin March 28th.

  • Anyone may enroll for an age-appropriate camp.
  • There are no auditions necessary.
  • All camps have a maximum enrollment of 12 and a minimum of 6.
  • Seats are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.  If enrollment for a particular camp fills, we will create a “waiting list” and notify you if there is a cancellation.
  • Payment or deposit must be made at the time of registration.  If payment is not received within 24 hours of registering, enrollment will NOT be guaranteed.
  • A completed registration form and signed medical release is required for all students.

Any questions?  Email Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano, Director of Education

 

TUITION & PAYMENT INFORMATION

Tuition for Summer Camps range between $95-$275, and include a Student Membership.

Tuition for the Shakespeare Camps includes Student Membership and a T-Shirt.

All online registrations carry a $3 processing fee.

 

DISCOUNTS

Second Child  – $10 off the tuition of the second (or third, or fourth ….) child enrolled.

Multi-Camp Discount  – $10 off total (one student enrolled in two or more different camps).

* 5% Shakespeare Discount – for currently enrolled in Fall, 2023 and/or Spring, 2024 Students

 

REFUND POLICY

Withdraw BEFORE attending first class of any camp = $25 withheld.

Withdraw BETWEEN first & third class of at least a two-week camp = 50% will be withheld.

Withdraw AFTER the second class for any camp = NO refund given.

Performance Camps

Camps that encourage the creative performer – those drawn to telling stories, singing, being in front of a group and creating a character.  All camps culminate with a ‘performance’ for an invited audience in our Studio Classroom and a Certificate Ceremony. Offerings range from 1-2 weeks and accommodate ages 6-17.

Stage One
Ages 6-7
$95.50

Youngsters will have a wonderful week getting introduced to the theatre and stepping on stage!  A fun-filled, no pressure introduction to acting or short refresher.  The final class includes a staged “performance,” complete with Certificate Ceremony.

June 17-21
10:00-11:00 AM
July 8-12
10:00-11:00 am
Details Price Qty
Multi Discountshow details + $88.50 USD  
July-Stage Oneshow details + $98.50 USD  


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Stage Two
Ages 8-10
$115.50

A stimulating opportunity for young thespians to expand upon current skills and/or learn new techniques. A fun-filled, no pressure introduction to acting or short refresher.  The one-week camp culminates in a short staged piece and Certificate Ceremony.

June 17-21
11:00-12:30 PM
July 8-12
11:00-12:30 PM
Details Price Qty
July-Stage Twoshow details + $118.50 USD   Sold Out
Multi Discountshow details + $108.50 USD   Sold Out

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Stage Three
Ages 11-13
$115.50

It’s never too late to explore your curiosity to be on stage!  A fun-filled, no pressure introduction to acting or short refresher.   The one-week camp culminates in a short staged piece and Certificate Ceremony. The one-week camp culminates in a staged piece and Certificate Ceremony.

July 8-12
1:00-2:30 PM
Details Price Qty
July-Stage Threeshow details + $118.50 USD  
Multi Discountshow details + $108.50 USD   Sold Out


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Camp Improv
Ages 11+
$95.50

Log off the screens and see how much fun you can have working together with your peers to create hilarious moments!  Explore the concepts of improvisations through games and scenes in an incredibly supportive atmosphere. Laughing and fun are guaranteed! Certificates of completion awarded at final camp.  Improv 2 is an advanced continuation.  Signing up for both includes a discount!

June 17-21
1:30-2:30 PM
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Improv 2
Ages 11+
$115.50 or both Improv camps for $195.50!

Continue working together with your peers to create hilarious moments!  Deeper exploration of improvisation through games and scenes in an incredibly supportive atmosphere. Laughing and fun are guaranteed! Certificates of completion awarded at final camp.

June 24-28
1:00-2:30PM
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Creating A Character
Ages 10+
$115.50

Have you ever wanted to step into the shoes of your favorite super hero, anime character, or princess?  Link, Harry Potter, Captain America, or Elsa? Through theatre exercises and craft activities, students develop their unique interpretation of memorable characters while learning and applying essential stage acting techniques for their original monologue performance.The one-week camp culminates in a short staged piece and Certificate Ceremony.

July 15-19
1:00-2:30 PM
Details Price Qty
Creative Charactersshow details + $118.50 USD  
Multi Discountshow details + $108.50 USD  


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Page to Stage
Ages 11+
$115.50

Through amusing activities, students develop and write script ideas while learning and applying essential writing skills and acting techniques for their original performance.  Collaboration and a basic understanding of scene structure will also be covered in this upbeat and educational camp. The one-week camp culminates in a short staged original pieces and Certificate Ceremony.

July 15-19
3:30-5:00 PM
Details Price Qty
Page to Stageshow details + $118.50 USD  
Multi Discountshow details + $108.50 USD  


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Technical Camps

Camps that encourage the creative thinker – those drawn to computers, electronics, anything technical. Maybe you don’t want to be on stage but you want to be a part of the theatre — come and explore behind the scenes! Anyone interested in becoming an Apprentice in our Mentor Program must first successfully complete either Lighting and/or Sound Booth Camp. Once completed, you become eligible to run the lights and/or sound for our MainStage productions.  Offerings range from 1-2 weeks and accommodate ages 10-17.

Booth Camp
Ages 10+
$115.50 each or both for $215.50!

Fascinated with the lights and sound while watching a play?  This camp is for you!  This week-long camp will provide specialized instruction as a “Booth Technician.”  Training on our advanced computerized lighting board and sound system, students will learn how to identify, gel, hang and focus lighting instruments, mark designated cues in a sample script, program cues in the computerized board, and finally, apply their newly acquired skills in class. Certificate of Completion Awarded on last day of camp.

Lighting – June 10-14
1:00-3:00 PM with Award-winning lighting designer, Marcia Burbage
Sound – June 10-14
3:00-5:00 PM
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DressUP!
Ages 10+
$115.50 each or both “UP” camps for $215.50!

Do you like clothes and fashion?  This camp is for you! While exploring Costume Design, students brainstorm ideas, sketch their designs, learn to search for clothing in our extensive Costume Shop and begin to construct their projects.  Throughout the week, students work with fabrics, colors, patterns, and styles while learning manual techniques like measuring, cutting, spacing, and hand stitching.  Campers will be mentored and given the chance to help design costumes for the Shakespeare in Shorts and Teen Shakespeare Workshop productions. Certificate of Completion Awarded on last day of camp.

June 24-28
12:00-1:30 PM
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MakeUP!
Ages 10+
$115.50*

Ever wonder how zombies are made-up or how trolls, fairies and monsters are made to look that way?  This camp is for you! Camp Make-Up is a fun, hands-on exploration into the world of stage and movie makeup.  Activities include a variety of themes and styles, including fantasy, scars, special effects, age and character makeup. *Includes all materials used.  Certificate of Completion Awarded on last day of camp.

June 24-28
1:30-3:00 PM
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Shakespeare Camps

Spend the Summer with Shakespeare!  These exciting camps introduce students to and immerse them in the language of the Bard.  They feature two main-stage performances and pre-show participation in Chicago Street’s annual Shakespeare in The Park production in Central Park Plaza.

Teen Shakespeare Workshop
Ages 14-18
$275

This intensive workshop will focus on Shakespeare’s, KING LEAR. Students will be cast in roles, learn all aspects of acting in a production, including the use of the original language and iambic pentameter “clues,” along with historical references to clothing, style and behavior. A “Yard Show” will also be a part of the production, giving students the opportunity to re-create the atmosphere of The Globe Theatre of Shakespeare’s time, by performing as jugglers, clowns, and musicians. This workshop features two main-stage performances and pre-show participation in Chicago Street’s annual Shakespeare in The Park production in Central Park Plaza.

 

  • MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS – 3:00 TO 6:00 PM WITH LISA FORMOSA-PARMIGIANO, DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
  • SESSION DATES: JUNE 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & JULY 1, 8, 10, 15 & 17.
  • YARD SHOW PERFORMANCES IN CENTRAL PARK PLAZA – JULY 12 & 13 FROM 6-8:30 PM.
  • TECH WEEK – JULY 22-26, EACH DAY FROM 5:30-8:00 PM
  • PERFORMANCES IN THEATRE – JULY 26 @ 8:00 PM AND JULY 27 @ 3:30 PM.
  • CERTIFICATE CEREMONY ON JULY 27 IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PERFORMANCE, ON THE MAIN STAGE.
  • PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE & Discount for Currently Enrolled Students.
Mondays
3:00-6:00 PM
Wednesdays
3:00-6:00 PM
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Shakespeare in Shorts
Ages 8-13
$250

This camp introduces students to the literature of Shakespeare through the performance of shortened adaptations in the original language. The play, KING LEAR, is divided into five acts, with students assigned a different role in each act, allowing all to play a variety of roles and to learn the play from different perspectives. The charming, but bare bones approach of performing Shakespeare in t-shirts and shorts guarantees an immersion in the imaginative language of the bard. The culmination includes two main-stage performances, in tandem with the Teen Shakespeare Workshop.

 

  • SESSION DATES: JUNE 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & JULY 1, 8, 10, 15, 17 & 19.
  • TECH WEEK – JULY 22-26, EACH DAY FROM 10AM-1PM
  • PERFORMANCES IN THEATRE – JULY 26 @ 7:00 PM AND JULY 27 @ 2:30 PM.
  • CERTIFICATE CEREMONY ON JULY 27 IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PERFORMANCE, ON THE MAIN STAGE.
  • PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE & Discount for Currently Enrolled Students
Mondays
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Wednesdays
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
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