Dramatic Academy Campers Sophia Mullins and Justin Hatch havin’ fun!

Due to the huge success of our April Vacation camp last Spring, Penobscot Theatre Education Department is pleased to announce that it will expand to offer a February Vacation Camp this year as well! During the week of February 18th, students are invited to join us from 9 – 3 to explore various topics relating to theater.   Camp is highly flexible as campers are able to sign up for any or all days of our program.  Each day of camp will focus on a particular aspect of theater while maintaining the following format:


Camp Day Format:

Morning warm-ups, games, get to know each other

“Today’s Lesson” – the topic of the day will be taught by head instructors

A “hands-on” project  - a DIY project your student creates relating “Today’s Topic”

Guest artist chat – An artist from the community will come to speak with students


Create Time – Students are up on their feet creating a play, telling a story, rehearsing, etc.

Multi-media presentation – Featuring movies, music, and websites related to “Today’s Topic”

“Student Showcase” – We open up the classroom to parents and friends for students to present what they have learned/worked on throughout the day

PTC Summer Campers perform “Into the Woods”


Camp Day Topics:

Monday: Theater 101 – Various forms and types of theater will be explored. Exploring the difference between styles of theater including puppetry, mime, improvisation and more!

Tuesday:  Musical Theater – An examination of the components of musical theater including voice, movement, and styles.

Wednesday:  Shakespeare – Students will make Shakespeare come alive in new and modern ways.

Thursday: Stagecraft – A behind the scenes look at what it takes to make a show happen. Includes a tour of the Bangor Opera House!

Friday:  Folktales, fables, and Spooky Stories – A look at how our legends, stories, and mythology become theater with a strong focus on storytelling.

Vacation camps are a great way for students to get their first exposure to Penobscot Theatre or for returning students to explore a particular topic in an in-depth study.  For more information and to download a registration form, please visit the Education page on our website and click on “Camps.”  Please contact Director of Education and Outreach , Jasmine Ireland at with any questions.  We hope to see you at the theater!



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About Amy Roeder

Director of Education – Amy Roeder is pleased to be joining the staff at PTC. Amy received her BFA in theatre from the University of Evansville and her Master of Fine Arts in acting from The University of Georgia. She recently relocated to Bangor from Chicago where she taught and performed with famed comedy institution The Second City. Local audiences may have seen her onstage with Improv Acadia in Bar Harbor where she has been a company member since 2005. Amy has performed all over the country including at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park and with the Improv Asylum in Boston. In addition to teaching acting and improvisation classes all over the world, Amy is also designs and facilitates workshops in improvisational techniques for businesses. Amy hates writing in the third person.