Traveling Players Ensemble’s summer camp provides intensive, classical theatre training to small troupes of teen and pre-teen actors who are carefully guided by professional theatre artists to perform in outdoor settings. Our program reflects the origins of theatre, when troupes of actors roamed the ancient and medieval countryside, relying on the barest props and boldest imagination to convey their art. Each session culminates in a fully mounted and designed performance which tours to several locations, cultivating stronger, more adaptable and capable artists and individuals.
Traveling Players emphasizes a meaningful engagement with nature. Our unique day camp (Monday-Friday) features a campout every Thursday – when performers learn Leave No Trace camping techniques, pitching tents and cooking outdoors. In their final week, teens tour their show and camp close to their performance sites – giving them the experience of wandering entertainers who carry their dinner, tent and props in their trusty pack. As artists and backpackers, campers learn self-reliance, creative problem solving, and to appreciate challenges and beauty.
What Sets us Apart:
- 1:4 Staff to Camper Ratio
- Small Ensembles (13 max.)
- Expert Instruction
- Rehearse and perform a Full Show
- Full costume and sets by professional designers
- Transportation Included in Tuition
- Tour to Perform (2 to 14 days!)
- Weekly Camp-outs
- Daily Acting Classes
- Ensemble Training brings out the best in each camper