Virtual Summer

 Ignite your child’s creative voice… online! Our virtual programs give students the opportunity to continue their learning online, work independently and collaboratively, and explore many unique genres of storytelling and performance beyond the stage. American Stage provides quality theatre training in a positive and inspiring environment that gives young people the tools to be fearless, focused, and flexible. Studying theatre arts does not only help students become accomplished and confident performers, it also empowers creative, intellectual, and emotional growth. All experience levels are welcome!

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“Such a fun and inspiring summer!” – Summer Camp student

“I’ve learned so many life lessons that I could not have gotten anywhere else… I’ve learned how to go about life as a strong minded individual.” – Summer Camp student

“This was the first camp I have EVER heard her say that she was sad it was over. She actually hugged the leaders and told me she wants to go back next year! It is such a good feeling as a mom to know you can check the “success” box when you finally find something that fits your child and he/she likes!” – Summer Camp parent

Basics

  • Virtual Summer Camp is held in your own home!
  • Virtual Summer Camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-2pm, with a lunch break.
  • Classrooms are broken down into two age levels:
    • Summer Camp: rising grades K-5
    • Summer Institute: rising grades 6-12
  • Virtual Summer Camp Policies and FAQs

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Pricing

  • 1 week-long virtual camp sessions are $150
  • A $25 discount is available for the 2nd child enrolled in the family. Call the Education Department to apply this discount – 727-823-1600 x204.
  • A 10% discount is available for Military family members and Teachers (with ID). Call the Education Department to apply this discount – 727-823-1600 x204.
  • Financial Aid applications are due by MAY 1st, 2020.

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Summer Camp (Grades K-5)

Session 1
June 8-12
Gr. K-5

Playmakers: Creative Puppets

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Make your own puppet creatures and bring them to life with original stories! Students will explore the genre of puppet theatre, experience hands-on construction with basic items found at home, and practice voice work and movement techniques. The session will culminate in an informal puppet-theatre performance via Zoom!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 15-19
Gr. K-5

Acting Explorers: Music Makers!

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Sing it out! Students will work with a professional teaching artist and musician to create their own brand new songs to share via Zoom on the final day of the session! This session will focus on storytelling through music, and students will explore the fundamentals and songwriting. 

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Session 3
June 22-26
Gr. K-5

 Storytellers: Zany Zoo!

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Take a walk on the wild side! Each day, students will explore a new storybook featuring animal characters. Students will learn about the elements of a story, and explore their actor’s tools (body, voice, mid, imagination) in order to bring the book to life in their home!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 4
June 29-July 3
Gr. K-5

Acting Explorers: Shakespeare’s Creatures

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Additional spaces added!

Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Some of Shakespeare’s most interesting characters aren’t people at all! From the forests to the seas, students will get to know Shakespeare’s world, and create some new creatures of their own inspired by the Bard!

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Session 5
July 6-10
Gr. K-5

 Storytellers: Fantasy Finders

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

From outerspace to under the sea, bring your wild imagination to life! Students will explore the elements of the fantasy genre while journeying into a new story book each day. Stories will include adventurous, imaginary locations, characters, and thrilling plot twists!

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Session 6
July 13-17
Gr. K-5

Storytellers: Dreaming of Dr. Seuss

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Welcome to Dr. Seuss’s wacky world, where many stories will be unfurled! Students will dive into a new Dr. Seuss story each day, and explore the bizarre and unique characters and locations that ignite the child in us all.

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Session 7
July 20-24
Gr. K-5

Playmakers: Cartoon Creators

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Storyboard an original tale! In this session, students will explore theatre as a visual artform. Instead of crafting a script, they will explore physical theatre, and dig into the concept of “tableaux” to translate their ideas into theatrical cartoons to share with family and friends.

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Session 8
July 27-31
Gr. K-5

Storytellers: Around the World

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Stamp your virtual passport as we travel to different places around the globe! Each day, students will explore a storybook inspired by a new location or culture. Embark on a unique journey everyday, and apply your actor’s tools (body, voice, mind, imagination) to express what you learned!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 9
August 3-7
Gr. K-5

Puppet Pals!

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Make your own puppet creatures and bring them to life with original stories! Students will explore the genre of puppet theatre, experience hands-on construction with basic items found at home, and practice voice work and movement techniques. The session will culminate in an informal puppet-theatre performance via Zoom!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Summer Institute (Grades 6-12)

Session 1
June 8-12
Gr. 6-12

Sketch Writing

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Some of the best actors of our time are comedic storytellers and writers. Students will work with a playwright/improv coach to mimic the process of their favorite professional writing teams, like that of Saturday Night Live, Second City, and their favorite funny TV shows. The group will explore collaborative scenework and writing techniques as they craft and edit original sketches. A reading of student-written sketches will be presented via Zoom on the final day of the session!

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 2
June 15-19
Gr. 6-12

Underground Theatre History

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Can’t get that song from Hamilton out of your head? Want to know where it all started? Students will explore the origins of theatre and how it has evolved over time – from the Greeks to the modern musicals – and the exciting impact that it has had on our culture.

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Session 3
June 22-26
Gr. 6-12

Theatrical Design

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Explore the elements of theatrical design! So much goes on behind the scenes before rehearsals even begin. Students will learn about the creative process of designing for the stage from professional designers, and will get the chance to design the set or costumes for a popular play!

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Session 4
June 29-July 3
Gr. 6-12

Shakespeare’s Secrets

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Additional spaces added!

Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Who WAS William Shakespeare? Students will immerse themselves in the stories of the most famous playwright of all time to unlock the secrets of his life. Diving into some of his more symbolic plays, students will look at context clues to put together the puzzle of Shakespeare’s life.

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Session 5
July 6-10
Gr. 6-12

Auditioning 101

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Nail that audition! Whether you’re brand new to theatre, or getting ready to audition for college programs, this workshop is for you! Work with industry professionals to learn how to select audition pieces, how to build a résumé, and tips and tricks for the audition room!

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Session 6
July 13-17
Gr. 6-12

Solo Storytelling

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Everyone has a story to tell! Students will explore the basic elements of crafting and performing a narrative story: how to take a crowd by surprise and make them care, how to be truthful on stage, and how to communicate depth and subtext through pacing, vocal, and physical theatre techniques. The session will culminate in a virtual compilation of solo acts via Zoom.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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Session 7
July 20-24
Gr. 6-12

Playwriting & Devising as a Young Artist

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

You are the future. Now more than ever, our stories are incredibly important.  During this session, students will work with the young professionals of our American Stage Acting & Production Apprentice Company to explore a variety of playwriting and devising exercises in an effort to craft a theatrical piece that speaks to our world now. Students will gain writing, collaboration, and devising skills while finding their own unique voice. A short digital piece will be created to share with family and friends.

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Session 8
July 27-31
Gr. 6-12

Theatre and World Cultures

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

We are one world, and we are all connected by the common artform of storytelling. Students will explore how cultures express their unique identities, and connect across differences through the art of theatre.

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Session 9
August 3-7
Gr. 6-12

Acting for the Camera

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Camp: 9am – 2pm
Price: $150

Lights! Cameras! Action! During this session, students will explore the principles of acting for the camera through scene study, character work, text analysis, and vocal and movement training. The session will culminate with a live performance of scenes or monologues via Zoom.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please click the “Waiting List” button.

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With the Support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

For more information or if you are having problems enrolling online, contact the Education Department at
727-823-1600 x 204 or education@americanstage.org.