Summer Camp 2017

 Ignite your child’s creative voice! At American Stage, we provide quality theatre training in a positive and inspiring environment that gives young people the tools to be fearless, focused, and flexible on stage and in life. Studying theatre arts does not only help students become accomplished and confident performers, it also empowers creative, intellectual, and emotional growth across all ages. Our staff is comprised of working, theatre professionals who have a passion for teaching. All experience levels are welcome!

Go to our blog at CreativePinellas.org to see what’s happening at camp each week!

“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

“This program is special for a reason – the people standing behind it. The teaching artists are… the type of people who change lives.”
– Summer Camp student

Basics

Summer Camp meets Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm.

  • Each camp culminates in a final showcase on the last day of the session at 5pm.
  • Pre-Care and After-Care are available. Pre-Care meets from 8am-9am and After-Care meets from 3pm-5pm.
  • Summer Camp will be held at First Presbyterian Church in downtown St. Petersburg – 701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
  • Classrooms are broken down into upcoming grades K-2, grades 3-5, and grades 6-8. (Students in grades K-2 groups must be at least 5 years of age).
  • Summer Camp Policies and FAQs

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Pricing

  • 1 week sessions are $205
  • The 3 week musical theatre session is $570
  • A $25 discount is available for the 2nd child enrolled in the family. Call the Education Department to register 727-823-1600 x204.
  • A 10% discount is available for Military family members and Teachers (with ID). Call the Education Department to register 727-823-1600 x204.
  • Supervised care is available before and after camp. Pre-care service (8am-9am) is $35 per week and after-care (3pm-5pm) is $65 per week.
  • Financial Aid applications are due by APRIL 18th, 2017.

Apply for Financial Aid today!

Session 1
June 5-9 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Acting Explorers: Silly Seuss!

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Welcome to Seuss’s wacky world, where many stories will be unfurled. This class will be fun from the start, as we use imagination to play our part! Be so many characters, big and small – we guarantee you’ll have a ball!

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

Waiting List

Session 2
June 12-16 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Acting Explorers: Under the Sea

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Dive in! From mermaids to great whites, students will use the actor’s tools (body, voice, mind and imagination) to bring sea creatures to life in an underwater world!

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

Waiting List

Session 3
June 19-23 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Playmakers: Timetravellers!

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Take a trip through time! Students will work together to create and perform an original story, discovering the past, or voyaging into the future.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

Waiting List

Session 4
June 26-30 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Musical Medley: Beatles, Baby

Additional spaces added!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

All You Need is Love! In this groovy musical workshop, students will explore vocal technique, and discover the lyrics and melodies of one of music’s greatest icons.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 5
July 3-21 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. K-2

Musical Performance: Freddie the Frog and the Jungle Jazz

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $570

Come along with Freddie and his jungle friends as they sing, swing, and scat their way through this one act jazz musical! During this 3-week full-production process, students will refine acting, singing and movement technique, and design and construct some of their own sets and costume pieces.

The camp finale is a performance of Freddie the Frog and the Jungle Jazz for family and friends on Thursday, July 20 at 5pm.

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

Waiting List

Session 6
July 24-28 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Around the World: The Great American Adventure

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Discover America the Beautiful! In this class, students will use their actor’s tools (body, voice, mind and imagination) to create an original work inspired by the sights and culture of our great nation from Sea to Shining Sea.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 7
July 31-August 4 (1 week)
Gr. K-2

Midsummer Shakespeare!

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Experience the magical world of Shakespeare! Students will be introduced to enchanting characters from one of Shakespeare’s most well-loved stories. They will get a taste for the language and history of Elizabethan theatre through games, crafts, and performance.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 1
June 5-9 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Goofy Game Show!

Additional spaces added!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Come on down! Explore comedic acting and writing through the game show genre. Students will create different games and challenges, jingles, and jokes all around. Guaranteed to boost confidence, wit and joy!

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 2
June 12-16 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Acting Explorers: Beasts & Beauties

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Discover the magical take of Beauty and the Beast! Students will explore quirky characters as they develop acting technique, and recreate this enchanting adventure.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 3
June 19-23 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Playmakers: Danger Dimension

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

We’re trapped in time! Travel to an alternate universe with upside down characters, odd places, and bizarre adventures. Students will collaborate to craft and original sic-fi story, honing their acting, writing, and communication skills.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 4
June 26-30 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Musical Medley: Thriller

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Beware! Take on creepy zombies and murderous monsters to bring this iconic song and music video back to life. In this process-oriented workshop, students will expand their skills in acting, singing and dancing in a fun, ensemble environment.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 5
July 3-21 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. 3-5

Musical Theatre Performance: Wright!

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $570

The epic story of the Wright brothers and their flying machine comes to life in this modern-day musical with catchy, original pop and rap numbers. Discover how your dreams can change the world! Throughout this 3-week full-production process, students will refine acting, singing and movement technique, and design and construct some of their own sets and costume pieces.

The camp finale is a performance of Wright! for family and friends on Thursday, July 20.

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

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Session 6
July 24-28 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Around the World: Ancient Folklore

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Dig into tales from ancient cultures that thrived on our continent long before our time. Students will explore the past, and create stories that capture fantastic societies and legends long-gone.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 7
July 31-August 4 (1 week)
Gr. 3-5

Shakespeare’s Heroes & Heroines

sold out!

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Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Shakespeare saves the day! In this class we invite you to portray some of Shakespeare’s dynamic heroes and heroines: from nymphs to peasants to royalty. “All the world’s a stage!”

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

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

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Session 1
June 5-9 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Improv Comedy

sold out!

To be added to the waiting list, please click the Waiting List button.

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Laugh out loud! Students will explore improvisation techniques, like “yes, and,” comedic timing, and scene building. These young artists will work collaboratively as an ensemble to form a troupe equipped to perform a live, improvised show.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

This class will be taught by Hunter Brown, musical director and accompanist and Florida Studio Theatre Improv.

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

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Session 2
June 12-16 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Actor’s Lab: Fantasy Film Study

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Wizardry and magic, aliens and space wars, ancient pasts and dreamlike futures. Students will explore scene work from the movies that inspire them, and acting technique for the screen.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

To enroll for this session, please call American Stage Education at (727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

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Session 3
June 19-23 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

On the Horizon: Young Storytellers

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Speak out! Young artists have a story to tell and perspectives to share. Students will work as an ensemble with a professional director/playwright to craft and perform an original play in their own voice, sharing their vision of the future.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

SARAH PULLMAN-ATANACIO (Teaching Artist) is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in Theatre Performance. As an undergraduate, Sarah spent three summers working for UM’s Camp Imagination Program as an instructor and director. She also spent seven years with the groundbreaking Flint Youth Theatre (FYT) under Executive Artistic Director, William P. Ward. Sarah served as an Apprentice Artist, performing in youth-centric shows and assisting in theatre classes for various age groups. FYT original production credits include SPIRE, STRANDS: THE LEGACY OF 9/11, MY SOUL TO TAKE, VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS, and ALL HALLOWS EVE. After graduation, Sarah moved to New York City where she worked as an actress, performing in such productions as WHATEVER AND DELICATELY, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, CASINA, CALAMITY JANE BATTLES THE HORRIBLE HOOP SNAKES, and SIMILARITIES. With American Stage Education, she teaches ages 5 through 12 in acting, improvisation, Shakespeare, and playwriting. Recent Tampa Bay acting credits include WHAT’S YOUR STATUS? (Jobsite Theatre), HOTBED HOTEL US (Early Bird Dinner Theatre), and AS YOU LIKE IT, TWELFTH NIGHT, CYMBELINE, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival).

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

Call to Enroll!

Session 4
June 26-30 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Musical Intensive: Songs from Grease

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Bebop to the fun beats of this popular show through a musical medley! In this process oriented workshop, students will receive a crash course in acting, singing, and dancing; a great opportunity to expand their skills, and challenge themselves in a fun, ensemble environment.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

Teaching Artist: Jaye Annette Sheldon

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

Call to Enroll!

Session 5
July 3-21 (3 weeks, no July 4)
Gr. 6-8

Musical Performance: The Big Bad Musical

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $570

The Big Bad Wolf is on trial for his crimes. Join a storybook full of fearless fairytale characters as they recall events through music, rhythm, and rhyme! Throughout this 3-week full-production process, students will refine acting, singing, and movement technique, and design and construct their own sets and costume pieces.

The camp finale is a performance of The Big Bad Musical for family and friends on Thursday, July 20.

The Big Bad Musical will be directed by Sarah Pullman-Atanacio.

SARAH PULLMAN-ATANACIO (Teaching Artist) is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BFA in Theatre Performance. As an undergraduate, Sarah spent three summers working for UM’s Camp Imagination Program as an instructor and director. She also spent seven years with the groundbreaking Flint Youth Theatre (FYT) under Executive Artistic Director, William P. Ward. Sarah served as an Apprentice Artist, performing in youth-centric shows and assisting in theatre classes for various age groups. FYT original production credits include SPIRE, STRANDS: THE LEGACY OF 9/11, MY SOUL TO TAKE, VISIONS OF SUGARPLUMS, and ALL HALLOWS EVE. After graduation, Sarah moved to New York City where she worked as an actress, performing in such productions as WHATEVER AND DELICATELY, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, CASINA, CALAMITY JANE BATTLES THE HORRIBLE HOOP SNAKES, and SIMILARITIES. With American Stage Education, she teaches ages 5 through 12 in acting, improvisation, Shakespeare, and playwriting. Recent Tampa Bay acting credits include WHAT’S YOUR STATUS? (Jobsite Theatre), HOTBED HOTEL US (Early Bird Dinner Theatre), and AS YOU LIKE IT, TWELFTH NIGHT, CYMBELINE, and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival).

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 6
July 24-28 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Actor’s Lab: Scenes for the Stage

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Take your talents to the next level! Students will explore the elements of theatrical scene-work. This session will teach young actors to trust their instincts, so they feel comfortable making strong, bold choices.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

Teaching Artist: Jeff Darland

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

Session 7
July 31 – August 4 (1 week)
Gr. 6-8

Monsters & Fairies: Shakespeare’s Creatures

sold out!

Camp: 9am – 3pm
Price: $205

Sci-Fi through the Bard’s words! From the woods, to the seas, to age-old cities, students will dig into Shakespeare’s most interesting characters, learn to understand and interpret the text.

This session culminates with a Final Sharing for family and friends on the last day of the session at 5pm.

MOLLY HEALY (Teaching Artist) is a University of South Florida alumnus with degrees in Theater Performance and History. This is Molly’s second year teaching with American Stage where she has run classes in improvisation for children, acting at PARC and assisted in one of the high school playwriting classes. Previously, she worked with Tampa Creative Camps as a teacher, stage manager, and director. As an actress, Molly has appeared in several productions in the Tampa area including Othello, R.U.R and The Waiting Room. She also toured many local elementary schools in American Stage’s School Tour production of Rembrandt Takes a Walk.

To be added to the waiting list for this session, please call American Stage Education at
(727) 823-1600 ext. 204.

ENROLL TODAY!

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.