It's time to register for the 5th Annual
Lummi Island Summer Theater Camp!
Great show, great team, perfect location = two weeks of music, friendship and laughter. This summer will be the BEST EVER!!
Come join us on beautiful Lummi Island at Beach School. See old friends and make new ones!
The Lummi Island Theater Camp offers a creative and structured environment for K-12th graders, for on-Island and off-Island children.
Our 5th Annual Summer Theater Camp will offer structured attention for every student. Our campers will learn about acting, staging and voice and explore solo as well as ensemble singing and movement with professionals that have worked all over the country: Music Director Evan Ingalls, Choreographer Pam Kuntz and the esteemed Director Mark Kuntz. Alyssa Daschbach returns as Dance Captain. This year our campers will receive lots of individual attention. We have partnered with the Western Washington University Theater Department and several WWU students in the Directing program will receive credit for teaching musical theater skills, rehearsal techniques, memorization tools and the vocabulary of a stage actor.
Theater Campers will rehearse and perform the Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, Jr. Teamwork, being supportive of each other, and aspiring to do excellent work will be emphasized. The camp will pursue fun through excellence.
Theater Camp will be July 10-23 with several culminating performances. The camp will run five days a week, for five hours a day (half days for children K-3rd grade by request) 9:30 am – 3 pm.
More about Director Mark Kuntz
Mark has been on the theatre arts faculty at Western Washington University since 1996. Before then he was on the faculty at Eastern Oregon University. While at Eastern he founded and ran LaGrande Summer Youth Theatre, working with over 60 kids each summer. Mark’s BA in theatre is from the University of Washington and his MFA in directing from the University of Oregon.A well respected director in Bellingham, Mark has been the producing director of the 1500-seat Mount Baker Theatre for many years and the Artistic Director of their repertory theatre.
Mark has directed over 140 plays around the nation, including productions at the Kennedy Center, Eastern Oregon University, University of Oregon, Western Washington University, and the Mount Baker Theatre. Mark has served three times as a member of the National Selection Team for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.He is the past national chair of KCACTF, Past President of the Northwest Drama Conference, and Past Producing Director of the Mt. Baker Theatre Rep Series.
More about Choreographer Pam Kuntz
Pam Kuntz danced in NY, Boston, and Montana before moving to Bellingham, WA in 1999 to teach at WWU. Pam strives to guide her students to explore their own creative voice, discover habits and make choices. Pam’s teaching is most strongly informed by her training in the Alexander technique, in which she is currently pursuing her certification. Along with teaching at Western, Pam also teaches a class in the community for people living with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders. She is dedicated to arts education for children and worked closely with OSPI by helping the state create assessments for both children (CBPAs) and educators (WEST-E). Pam was a founding member of Bellingham Repertory Dance, a professional dance company in the community. She enjoys choreographing on WWU students in dance program concerts as well as in theatre department plays and musicals. She is the founder and Artistic Director of "Kuntz and Company" (kuntzandco.org) where she works with professional artists and community members to share the stories of our community through the arts. Pam has received funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Washington State Arts Commission, the City of Bellingham, and others. Pam is proud to be a 2015 Artist Trust Fellow, a 2012 Artist Trust GAP recipient, a 2012 Peace Builder recipient, a 2011 Ken Gass Community Building Award, and a 2007 Bellingham Mayor’s Arts Award recipient. Her choreography has been recognized by the American College Dance Festival and her dance for the camera “Parkinson’s Dreams about Me” won best experimental film at the Oregon Independent Film Festival 2012.
More about Musical Director & Pianist Evan Ingalls
Evan has been music directing shows at Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth and teaching choir at the Whatcom Hills Waldorf School for the past two years. Born, raised, and educated in Bellingham, WA, he graduated from Western Washington University in the spring of 2014 with a B. Mus. in Composition and a B.A. in Linguistics. In the rest of his life, he is a composer, singer, folk musician, and poet, among other things. Favorite shows with BAAY have included “Labyrinth”, “The Lion King”, and “Godspell”. Evan is excited to impart to his students the wonders of his favorite world—music! For more info on Evan’s other endeavors, you can visit www.evaningalls.com.
For more information
Contact Erna Gregory by email or phone (360) 758-4076