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Mud Creek Players
Really Awesome Theater School 2014


We Hope Your Child Can Join Us for Our 15th Summer!

Questions: Contact Kathie at 317-402-7437
Email: theatercamp@mudcreekplayers.org

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

Five sessions
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June 9 - 13– Completed Grades 2-7 – “Singing For Stage” 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 16 to 20 – Completed Grades 3-7 – “Encore!” This session is geared towards slightly older students or those with some performance experience. While the focus is on fun, the student will learn a bit more about what it takes to put on a play and will be encouraged to use their creativity to put on a unique showcase for their friends and family on Friday evening.

July 7 to 11 – Completed Grades 1-5 – “Let’s Act!” This session is ideal for a student who is interested in learning more about the theater while having fun. We’ll cover the basic principles of performance and play theater games. Everyone will get a speaking part in our showcase at the end of the day of Friday. No experience necessary. Come and have fun!

July 14 to 18 – Completed Grades 2-7 – “Singing For Stage”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.

July 21 to 25 – Completed Grades 3 - 7- “Encore!” This session is geared towards slightly older students or those with some performance experience. While the focus is on fun, the student will learn a bit more about what it takes to put on a play and will be encouraged to use their creativity to put on a unique showcase for their friends and family on Friday evening.

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
Cost: $215 for full-day camp. We provide a t-shirt, materials, and two snacks for campers each day . Each camper should bring a bag lunch. Members of Mud Creek Players receive a 25% discount.




Volunteers
If a parent volunteers as a camp counselor for a week, their student can attend a week of camp for free. If you are interested in volunteering please submit this application Volunteer Form If you have questions you can contact Kathie at TheaterCamp@mudcreekplayers.org

 

Mindy Root Mindy Root is a recent graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor’s in Vocal Performance. During her time at BSU she studied voice under Dr. Mei Zhong. Mindy had the opportunity to participate in various operas and musicals at Ball State, as well as learn valuable information about music, voice, and acting. In the past year, Mindy has gained experience teaching voice lessons as well as a writing class for struggling seniors. Since, leaving Ball State Mindy has moved to New York City, where she continues to pursue a career in opera/musical theatre. Her most recent work has been with the MORE Opera chorus founded and directed by Cheryl Warfield.
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 influences of his training at Ball State. Brad participated in the 2013 Irene Ryan finals at the American Collegiate Theatre Festival. Most recently, Brad closed a production of a new play, Survey by Michael Brody.

 

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