Middle School Ensemble

Middle School Ensemble

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Take the show on the road with this action-packed four week summer camp for the budding actor! Learn acting and physical comedy, and perform a hilarious farce by Molière, all in majesty of the great outdoors.

For current 5th – 8th graders

  • Camp Session 1: June 24 – July 19
  • Camp Session 2: July 22 – August 16

Want a shorter program? Try the Greek Myths Ensemble! (for current 4th – 6th graders)

The Middle School Ensemble performs comedies that embrace the true spirit of the wandering entertainer.

This summer, perform in Tartuffe or The Doctor in Spite of Himselftwo of Molière’s most famous comedies.  These crazy farces feature crafty con men, suspicious fathers, deluded lovers, wise-cracking maids, fake illness, bad religion, and a brush or two with the law!

After 3 weeks rehearsing a show full of colorful characters, lightning wit, and slapstick physical humor – they then take it on tour to perform for area camps, libraries, and children’s hospitals, ending with a big festival for friends and family.

Register for both sessions to perform in both shows!

Take the show on tour!

In the last week of your session, you’ll be piling into a purple bus with your props, set, costumes, and staff (don’t leave them behind!) and taking your show to perform for area camps, libraries, and children’s hospitals, ending with a big festival for friends and family.

This tour is designed to introduce young actors to the fun and challenges of taking your show on the road, without going too far away from home.

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.

You could get up to 6 community service hours for the performances that we donate to underserved audiences. Traveling Players is a registered nonprofit. 

My daughter is in her 4th year at TPE, going every summer and taking classes through the year. Can’t imagine a better place. The combination of serious theater and outdoor camping is unique in the area. Better than that is the emphasis on ensemble — which creates a warm and inclusive camp where kids can grow as actors and as human beings.

— Parent

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

Want to know the inside scoop? Ask a TPE family!