Mythology Ensemble

Mythology Ensemble

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Our Mythology Ensemble takes on the world’s greatest myths in this two week summer camp for the young actor. Mythology campers receive expert training in acting and movement before heading out on a mini performance tour! Complete with fun-filled rehearsals, daily classes and a weekly camp-out, the Mythology Ensemble is the perfect introduction to Traveling Players.

Mythology Campers have two options: Athenians and Olympians.

  • In the Athenians, performers will revive the classic tale of Theseus, Ariadne, and the Minotaur.
  • Campers who are ready to work at a faster pace can audition for the Olympians, who will produce a world premiere production of a brand new play about Persephone and Hades.

 For current 4th – 6th graders.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Mythology Ensemble is strictly limited to 13 performers. We recommend registering for the earliest audition that you’re available for.

To guarantee your place at camp, you should register as an Athenian before you audition for the Olympians. If you are accepted, then we will transfer your registration and all tuition paid.

Audition Dates
  • January 18th, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm (sign up for the January audition to claim the Early Bird Discount!)
    • POSTPONED due to inclement weather. We’ll see you at the February audition!
  • February 15th, 11:00 am — 12:00 pm
  • March 28th, 2:00 pm — 3:00 pm
Program Dates
  • Session 1 (Athenians): July 6 – July 17  (two weeks)
  • Session 2 (Athenians & Olympians): July 27 – August 7  (two weeks)

Athenians

Suitable for beginners and experienced actors alike.

No audition required.

By focusing on classical theatre, Traveling Players trains performers who are bold, resourceful, and skilled. Classical acting technique is demanding — and remains foundational and relevant to the modern performing arts landscape. Hence, a summer at Traveling Players trains you to act not just anything, but anywhere. All the world’s a stage!

Traveling Players summer programs offer expert training in acting, character creation, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation, and text analysis. A typical day includes intensive rehearsals in addition to classes taught by expert faculty, expanding each performers skill set.

Ariadne’s Thread is a reinterpretation of the classic Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, this exciting story features gods, goddess, monsters, heroes, long journeys, magical transformations, and outrageous adventures. There’s something here for everyone!

Traveling Players commissioned this play from our playwright-in-residence Judy White in 2013. The piece was subsequently published by Theatrefolk, listing our wonderful Traveling Players campers as the original cast. If you want to read Ariadne’s Thread before camp starts check it out here!

Every day is a mix of rehearsal, games, classes, and fun! We pitch tents and roast marshmallows on our weekly overnight.

You’ll perform your masterpiece for the public at the end of your second week of camp. On Thursday, you’ll perform for the public at a nearby venue, and on Friday you’ll have your grand finale as part of a festival for family and friends!

All-Inclusive Tuition: $1250

  • ($1350 after the Early Bird flies away — Feb. 11 at midnight)
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We had heard wonderful things about TPE before our daughter enrolled in classes and camp but the actual experience far exceeded our expectations. In addition to learning about acting craft, our daughter has developed a lot of confidence getting in front of others and made some great friends in addition to having a lot of fun. The staff are super enthusiastic and supportive of all of the kids, and they create a terrific environment for their students.

— Parent

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Olympians

Learning, rehearsing and performing a longer play at a faster pace.

By audition only.

By focusing on classical theatre, Traveling Players trains performers who are bold, resourceful, and skilled. Classical acting technique is demanding — and remains foundational and relevant to the modern performing arts landscape. Hence, a summer at Traveling Players trains you to act not just anything, but anywhere. All the world’s a stage!

Traveling Players summer programs offer expert training in acting, character creation, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation, and text analysis. A typical day includes intensive rehearsals in addition to classes taught by expert faculty, expanding each performers skill set.

The audition will take place at the Traveling Players Studio in Tysons Corner Center – lower level by Lord & Taylor.  Please dress in clothes that will allow you to comfortably move, plus bring a water bottle.  You must prepare one of the three assigned monologues.

Questions About Auditioning?

Traveling Players is commissioning a brand new script by playwright-in-residence Judy White about Persephone, the divine daughter of Demeter who is spirited away to the underworld by Hades!

If our play is subsequently published, this summer’s Olympians will appear in the public playscript as the original cast!

Every day is a mix of rehearsal, games, classes, and fun! We pitch tents and roast marshmallows on our weekly overnight.

You’ll perform your masterpiece for the public at the end of your second week of camp. On Thursday, you’ll perform for the public at a nearby venue, and on Friday you’ll have your grand finale as part of a festival for family and friends!

All-Inclusive Tuition: $1450

  • ($1550 after the Early Bird flies away — Feb. 11 at midnight)
TUITION INCLUDES:

Find out more about what tuition pays for


Tell me about discounts!

Information on Scholarships

This camp combines professional instruction with outdoor fun, great kid camaraderie and unbelievable energy. It’s a must-do for kids who like acting and the outdoors. My daughter is heading back this summer and can’t wait to go, and is looking forward to being old enough to participate in Shakespeare Troupe!

— Parent

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Questions about which ensemble is right for you? Ask our staff!

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