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!