2017 SLCC Summer Theatre Camp & Festival
Monday, June 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM - Friday, June 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM (MDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
2017 Summer Theatre Master Class Camp & Devised Theatre Festival
Presented by the Grand Theatre at the SLCC School of Arts, Communication and Media
Sponsored by the Alternative Visions Fund
Summer Camp: June 12-23 | 9 AM - 12 PM
Devised Theatre Festival: June 23 | 7 PM
Join ambitious, creative theatre students from across Utah for two weeks of exciting and relevant theatre creation. Work with experienced devising artists to discover the power of theatre through exploration of Devised Theatre and Theatre of the Oppressed techniques. Collaborate with some of Utah’s best theatre students to create fully-realized devised theatre performances for a public audience.
Master Classes: Over the course of the two-week process, you will take master classes in Devised Theatre, Stage Combat, Directing, Playwriting, Theatre of the Oppressed, and Voice and Movement for the actor. These skills will be applied directly to the creation of the public performance of your devised theatre pieces. Sessions are open to 7th-12th grade students (graduating seniors welcome!) and are held from 9am-Noon each day.
An additional participation waiver requiring parental/guardian approval
will be distributed to workshop participants before the camp begins
Two weeks of workshops (Ten 3-hour classes): $150
A small service fee will be added during checkout
Registration Deadline: May 30, 2017
For more information, please contact Zac Curtis at Zachary.Curtis@slcc.edu
Directing - Discover your inner director in this fast-paced class. Work first-hand with local actors to learn effective directing techniques. Understand how a director can craft a remarkable production as well as elicit powerful performances from actors.
Playwriting - Put your story on the page. This class will empower and enable young writers to take their writing to the next level and tell their story. Students will determine and discover how plot, characters, and dialogue can be brought together to create engaging play scripts.
Stage Combat - Join us for a combative, swashbuckling adventure! In this workshop taught by certified Dueling Arts combatants, we will learn how to effectively embody moments of stage violence while remaining safe and controlled. Be prepared for a fast-paced environment requiring focus and attention to detail. Not only will this course help you expand your skill-set as an actor, you will find this work will improve your acting, even in scenes without violence.
Voice for the Actor – Find the power in your voice! This class will teach you how to use your voice to its full potential to communicate character and relationship on stage.
Movement for the Actor – We will use techniques of Viewpoints, Suzuki, Yoga, and Tai Chi in order to center ourselves and understand how our movement can clearly communicate on stage.
Theatre of the Oppressed – Learn new ways theatre can be used to change the world around you. Theatre of the Oppressed is a world-wide theatrical movement created by Augusto Boal in Brazil in the 1960s. It includes a variety of theatre games and exercises for the purpose of rehearsing for and transforming reality. It is the most widely-used and well known form of theatre for social change.