A Typical Day at Camp

A Typical Day at Camp

actors warming up in the morning
middle school actors learning their lines
outdoor theater camp
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  • 8:00 - 8:45 – Get on a Purple Bus – Play improvisation games on the way to camp!

Daily transportation is provided from conveniently located pick-up/drop off points, including three metro stops.

  • 9:00 - 9:10 – Arrive at Madeira – It's an awesome campus!

Traveling Players is in residence at The Madeira School.

  • 9:10 - 9:40 – Morning Revels – Fun and games with the whole camp!
  • 9:40 - 10:00 – Warm-Ups – Physical and vocal training to get you ready for rehearsals
  • 10:00 - 12:15 – Morning Rehearsals – Developing character and relationship, choreographing fight scenes, practicing acting techniques, exploring blocking, and running scenes and lines.
  • 12:15 - 1:15 – Lunch – Campers bring their own lunches
  • 1:15 - 2:15 – Class – A different class each day of the week, taught by our talented faculty.
Classes

Our talented faculty teach a rotating schedule of classes. A typical week:

Mon: Movement (Stage Combat or Laban)
Tues: Voice (Breathing, Resonance, Articulation, Projection)
Wed: Improvisation (Imagination, Group Mind, Impulses)
Thurs: Stage Combat (Unarmed, Swordplay, Slapstick – don’t worry, no one gets hurt!)
Fri: Instead of class, we go swimming!

  • 2:15 - 3:45 – Afternoon Rehearsal – More rehearsal time.
  • 4:00 – Get on a Purple Bus – Run lines with your friends or play more games.
  • 4:15 - 5:00 – Get off a Purple Bus – Don't worry, we'll be back tomorrow!
WEEKLY Overnights

Once a week, instead of going home, we camp-out! We pitch tents, gather firewood, play games, cook our dinner, and toast s’mores. Campers will be taught all the basic skills they need, as well as the principles of Leave No Trace camping.

Learn more about overnights.

Please note: the Acting Sampler Week does not include an overnight.