Summer Theatre SchoolJuly - August 2020
Carousel Players is offering
Virtual Summer Theatre School
for Students ages 5-14!
For the safety of our students and instructors, all of Carousel Players’ camps this summer will be virtual even if the province moves into Stage 2 or 3 of the re-opening.
New This Year!
Register siblings for 20% off using discount code FAMILY
Shaw Festival & Carousel Players Musical Theatre Camp
Ages 11-14 | $70
A daily dose of on- and off-line activities for youth to explore and express their dramatic creativity, Virtual Summer Theatre School will bring the play to your home! Offered in partnership with Carousel Players, the camp experience will offer a mix of instructional time with Carousel Camp Counsellors and Shaw Festival Ensemble. Participants will spend one hour of online screen time per day (10am-11am) with the camp faculty for vocal and physical warm-ups and technique instruction, and optional drop-in sessions throughout the afternoon will allow time for rehearsing and coaching.
At the end of the session, campers will have the opportunity to share their performing talents. Each student will record a song (or duet if a shared household). Songs will be edited together to create a showcase at the end of the camp, and there will also be a choreographed group number!
Clowning Around Camp
August 4-7 | Ages 8-10 | $35
Explore your inner clown! Over 4 days, campers will learn about the improvisation techniques needed to be a clown, playing virtual improv games with their fellow campers while also creating their very own unique clown characters! Being a clown is all about being silly, spreading joy, and having fun!
Campers will spend one and a half hours of online screen time per day (10am-11:30 am) with the camp instructors. Surprise Supplies boxes will be delivered to the campers home up to a week before camp starts.
Heroes and Villains Mystery Camp
July 20 – 24 | Ages 8-10
Each day, campers work on creating their own superhero/supervillain stories, where they will create characters, backgrounds, costumes, etc. They will spend one hour of online screen time per day (10am-11am) with the camp instructors and are invited to optional drop in online sessions in the afternoon.
Surprise Supplies boxes will be delivered to the campers home up to a week before camp starts. Inside will be a supplies box for each day of the week.
Theatre Adventure Camp
July 13-17 | Ages 5-7
Each day, campers will start with a storybook reading in the morning for one hour of online screen time per day (10am-11am) with the camp instructors. Campers are invited to optional drop in online sessions in the afternoon.
Surprise Supplies boxes will be delivered to the campers home up to a week before camp starts. Inside will be a craft/game box for each day of the week. Campers will make crafts and do at home activities (games-to-go), while also sharing with other campers online.
Meet Your Instructors – Michael Metz
This is Mike’s third year as coordinator for Carousel Players Summer Theatre School and is excited to continue this work, albeit in a new format. Mike holds a Drama degree and a Bachelor’s of Education from Brock University and has taught in two high schools in the Niagara Region. Currently, Mike is working on his Masters degree in Arts-Based Curriculum and Pedagogy at the University of Toronto.
Meet Your Instructors – Nicola Franco
Nicola is excited to take on the ‘online’ role of Assistant Coordinator for the Summer Theatre School Program this year. Nicola graduated with a bachelors degree in Dramatic Arts: Concentration in Performance, from Brock University. She has performed with Carousel Players over the past few years and is also an Artist Educator with the company. Nicola has also lead the day camps in the past and is looking forward to exploring this new virtual format!