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 24 – August 10
- On Tour: July 29 – August 10
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 will perform Twelfth Night, Shakespeare’s comedy of mistaken identity, unrequited love, practical jokes, and music. Shipwrecked on the mythical island of Illyria and separated from her twin brother, Viola dresses like a man as a means of protection. But she cannot protect her heart from falling in love while surrounded by narcissists, drunks, and fools.
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.
While not all of Traveling Players’ alumni pursue theatre professionally, those that do have done quite well. Our students have attended Yale, Emerson, Muhlenberg, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, among other schools, often receiving artistic awards or scholarships. Our alumni are currently working with the SITI Company, Trinity Rep, Shakespeare & Company and Cal Shakes.
- 7 weeks, 5 campouts plus 14-day tour, 8 performances
- Group size limited to 13 (4:1 student-faculty ratio)
- Professional Direction
- Daily Acting Classes
- Bus Transportation Included
- Campouts every Thursday
- 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 $5,200 ($5,100 Early Bird Discount flies away Feb. 11 at midnight!)
You could get up to 24 community service hours for the performances that we donate to underserved audiences. Traveling Players is a registered nonprofit. IB Theatre students can claim hours for creativity, activity and service.
I honestly feel I learned more about acting from one summer with Traveling Players than from my performing arts middle school years.