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Mud Creek Players Barn RATS
(Really Awesome Theater School) 2016

We Hope Your Child Can Join Us for Our 17th Summer!

Questions: Contact Andrea at 317-341-4307
Email: theatercamp@mudcreekplayers.org

Feel free to call for help to find the right camp for your child.

There are many beneficial skills to be learned from a theater camp. We incorporate all of these and more into our camp program. Acting and/or Singing Skills - Communication -Creativity -Memorization -Confidence –Teamwork –Games. Instructors Mindy and Brad Root are returning from New York City for their fourth year as Barn Rats instructors.

Parents, relatives, and friends are all invited to a 5 - 6 pm Friday showcase of everything learned during the week.

Six sessions: Broadway Bound is limited to 16 students; other camps are limited to 20 students so sign up early. Drop off at 8:30am and pick up by 5pm (4:30 best). Instructors Mindy & Brad Root are returning from New York City for their fourth year as Barn Rats instructors.

June 6 – June 10 – Completed Grades 2 – 7 – “Broadway Bound” - This camp is designed for students who are interested in singing on stage. The students will work on basic projection and singing skills and will put on a variety show at the end of the week for family and friends. No prior experience necessary.

June 13 – June 17– Completed Grades 1-5 – “Center Stage” This session is ideal for students who are interested in theater but have little or no experience. The focus is on having fun. Students will learn what it takes to put on a theatrical performance and will be encouraged to use their creativity to put on a unique showcase for friends and family.

June 20 - 24– Completed Grades 1-7 – “Encore!” This session is geared towards slightly older students or those with some performance experience. While the focus is still on fun, the student will learn a bit more about what it takes to put on a play. Great for returning Barn Rats, but new campers are welcome, too!

June 27 – July 1 – Completed Grades 2 – 7 “Let’s Laugh – Improv Comedy” – This session emphasizes lots of improvisational games – think “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”. Students will laugh their way to a sketch comedy written and performed by the whole group on Friday.

July 11 – July 15 – Completed Grades 2 – 7 “Broadway Bound” – See above

July 18 – July 22 – Advanced Theatrics 3 - 7 “Advanced Theatrics” - This camp is for older students who want to learn about all aspects of production: acting, props, costumes, makeup, set building. The Friday performance will truly be their own.

Typical Schedule for full day camp:

8:30-9:00am - Drop off and arts & crafts
9:00 - 10:00am - Drama Games and Warm-ups
10:00 – 10:20am - Snack
10:20 – 11:40am Skill Building Exercises
11:40 – 12:00pm - Recess
12 – 12:30pm - Lunch
12:30 - 2:30pm - Show Rehearsal
2:30 – 2:50pm - Snack
2:50 – 4:00pm Small Group Practice
4 – 5pm – Pick-up and arts & crafts

Cost: $215 for full-day camp. A $50 deposit will hold your camper’s spot until June 1 when the total amount is due. Members of Mud Creek Players receive a 25% discount.

We provide a t-shirt, materials, and two snacks for campers each day. Each camper should bring a sack lunch.

Please note that registration is in two parts – our actual registration form and our payment section. After registration, you will receive a confirmation and a permission slip to be completed by the first day of camp.


Mindy Root Mindy Root graduated from Ball State University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance. During her time at BSU she studied voice with Dr. Mei Zhong. This past year Mindy started taking lessons with Valentin Peytchinov, former Julliard instructor, and has become a regular member of Vocal Productions NYC. Mindy currently lives in New York City, where she continues to pursue a career in opera/musical theatre. She was most recently involved in Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with Vocal Productions NYC, and she will be performing with them again in the role of Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor this coming November.
Brad Root Brad Root is an actor from New York, NY. He recently received his BFA in Acting from Ball State University. The theatrical training he received was primarily voice and movement based. Jacques Lecoq’s mask technique, Patsy Rodenberg’s Shakespearean vocal technique, and the eastern influences of Suzuki and Shogo Ohta’s slow tempo theatre were the main focuses of his training at Ball State. Brad participated in the 2013 Irene Ryan finals at the American Collegiate Theatre Festival. His recent credits include Jason Hall’s Hitchcock inspired thriller Third Floor (Eleven), and John Noel’s newest play Be a Man (Brad). Most recently, he helped Christopher and Justin Swader develop a new play titled The Beetle through their residency with The Drama League in New York.


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