Experience a professional-level performance tour while still in high school with this rigorous seven week summer camp! The Traveling Troupe offers challenges unlike any other teen theatre program. Rehearse a full-length Shakespeare play and then takes it on a two week tour by purple bus, camping and performing in beautiful outdoor theaters throughout Virginia.
By audition only. For current 9th – 12th graders
- Camp Session: June 18 – August 4, 2018
- On Tour: July 23 – August 4
The Traveling Troupe rehearses a full-length Shakespeare play and then takes it on tour by purple bus, camping and performing in beautiful outdoor theaters throughout Virginia. Along the way, we’ll go camping, hiking, white-water rafting, and exploring in Colonial Williamsburg.
This summer, the Traveling Troupe performs The Merry Wives of Windsor, one of Shakespeare’s lightest and most gleefully mischievous comedies. The no-good knight Falstaff goes on a raucous romp accompanied by clever wives, jealous husbands, benevolent scoundrels, innocent servants, and a basket of very dirty laundry. This play turns the battle of the sexes into an escalating war of practical jokes in which even the victims get to join in the fun.
Take the show on tour!
After five weeks of rehearsals, you’ll pack up your bus and hit the road for a full two-week tour through Virginia, performing at Colonial Williamsburg, the Lime Kiln Amphitheater, and other beautiful outdoor sites. Along the way, you’ll go camping, hiking, white-water rafting, and exploring in Colonial Williamsburg. All this before returning for a final performance festival for family and friends!
Artistic Director Jeanne Harrison draws on her 29 years as a director and teacher to bring out the best in every performer, and to bring them together into a powerful, supportive ensemble.
Traveling Players summer camps and classes always offer expert training in acting, character creation, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation, and text analysis. A typical day at camp isn’t just about rehearsal! Our talented faculty teach daily classes in subjects that help round out the campers as actors and as students.
We also value the spirit of the ensemble. Our ensemble- and team-building adventures create a strong, supportive cast and friendships that will last a lifetime. We teach leave no trace camping, go on ropes courses, and camp out every Thursday night.
- Group size limited to 13 (4:1 student-faculty ratio)
- Professional Direction
- Daily Acting Classes
- Bus Transportation Included
- Campouts every Thursday
- 7 weeks, 5 campouts plus 14-day tour, 8 performances
- By audition only. Click here to learn about auditions.
- Before Auditioning, please read our Troupe Policies for info about commitments and electronics on tour.
- Tuition $5,150 ($5,050 before Feb. 11)
Traveling Players Ensemble has become such a fundamental institution in my life. The camp…touched my life beyond the limits of simply performance to benefit me in my academic [and my] literary abilities.
Scholarship Camper, 2006 – 2009