Summer Camp at PTC is expanding! This year, Penobscot Theatre’s summer programming will offer the option of full day classes for age groups 4 to 20! Camp will have a flexible schedule and a wide range of activities. With a variety of electives, workshops, productions, and special events, this will be our most ambitious summer yet. From family showcases, to camp matinees, to evening musicals, we hope to create a safe and exciting environment for students this summer. This year’s program will be lead by some of the finest teachers, directors, and technicians in the area including Amy Jane Mooney, Ben Layman, and Colin Graebert just to name a few. Visit our website at www.penobscottheatre.org and click on the Education tab. For questions please contact Director of Education and Outreach, Jasmine A. Ireland and 947-6618 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Register soon as spots for these programs will fill up quickly.
Penobscot Theatre Company will be offering summer day camps at the Bangor Opera House for students ages 4 to 20. There will be two summer camp sessions, each three weeks long. The first session will run from Monday, July 2 to Friday, July 20. The second session will run from Monday, July 23 to Friday, August 10.
PTC’s Dramatic Academy offers a number of electives, lunch field trips, and exposure to a variety of theater disciplines. During camp, students can explore acting, dancing, singing, puppeteering and much more in our newly expanded summer program. Penobscot Theatre is the only training program in the area where students of all ages can study with highly trained industry professionals.
Our Tiny Thespians, ages 4-7, will work with our guest teaching-artist Georgia Zildjian to create and perform a short play from an existing storybook. This camp will conclude in a showcase for friends and family. Our Youth Troupe, ages 8-13, will work with Georgia to create a one act play, which will be performed for an audience of friends, family, and students from other area camps.
Throughout the summer there will also be two youth musicals for students ages 8 to 13: “Winnie the Pooh” and “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” and two young adult musicals for students ages 14 to 20: “Into the Woods, Jr.” and “Spring Awakening.”
Tuition for each session ranges from $100 to $400, depending on age and choice of program. Tuition includes a choice of electives, a copy of each script to keep, and a PTC Camp t-shirt. Scholarships, sibling discounts, multiple-program discounts, and payment plans are available.
Penobscot Theatre Company is also offering a brand-new, two-week Advanced Actor/Playwright Lab from Monday, June 18 to Friday, June 24. In this lab setting, aspiring actors and playwrights will collaborate to create a new piece of theater. Designed as a master class, this session will culminate in a performance at our Northern Writes Play Festival. Instructors include Bruce Pratt and Jasmine Ireland. This class is for students ages 14 and up. Tuition is $300.