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Summer is for Shakespeare!



The theatre kid in your life is sure to love this Shakespeare summer camp! We are hosting a 2-week summer camp where students will be split into two groups based on age and rotate through different workshops before coming together to perform a shortened version of A Midsummer Night's Dream. The Week will be filled with theatre games, crafts, and activities where professional actors that have toured with the company will teach performance and improv skills, vocal work, stage combat, the technical side of stagecraft, and MORE!

Join the Rude Mechanicals this summer!!

What is Rude Mechanicals?

Rude Mechanicals is the name of a specific group of witty characters that are a part of a subplot in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Shakespeare loved to write plays within his plays, so this crew of six craftsmen want to put on a play for the royal wedding. The troupes' rehearsals are a satire of amateur theatre, but ultimately represent an appreciation and love for the performing arts.

FAQs

WHEN: August 9th - August 20th / Monday - Friday I 9am - 3pm

AGES: 8-11 and 12-18 years old (2 groups)

COST: $485 for 2 weeks


FAQs:

1. Will my camper be involved in a performance?

Yes! At the end of two weeks students will perform an abridged production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

2. Will campers be separated by age group, or will all campers be working together?

Campers will work mainly in a group with their peers. As we near the performance, the groups will combine to put the show together.

3. What are your COVID protocols

Families will be sent specific information as we near the camp date. Students will be required to masks whenever indoors or if they are closely rehearsing a scene. Hand sanitizer made available. Students will be participating in many camp activities outside to have access to fresh air.

4. Is there a cancellation policy in case of a COVID-19 test coming back positive?

If we must, we are prepared to "move to a virtual camp". Last summer and winter we produced multiple drama camps and feel more than prepared to engage campers over Zoom. There will not be refunds if we move to Zoom. If the camp must be canceled completely, refunds will be issued.

5. Is lunch provided?

No. Students must bring a bagged lunch. Due to limited space, we cannot guarantee that students will have access to a fridge or microwave. Please pack a lunch that does not require reheating.

6. Are absences allowed?

Absences are strongly discouraged, especially during the second week of camp. We will be working toward a performance, and will need a strong and present ensemble. Please alert us of any scheduled absences so we can schedule accordingly.

7. Do you offer scholarships?

The most important part of camp is having an enthusiastic and committed ensemble. If you need financial assistance, please contact our Education Manager.

8. What is needed for a day at camp?

Water! Clothing you can move in, and closed toe shoes are required. Please bring a hat and whatever sun protection you might need. Also, it is helpful to have a spare face mask in case a strap breaks.

9. Can parents stay to watch camp? We ask that parents, siblings, and other family members or friends leave after drop-off.


Contact Stephanie Chavara for more information at:

education@shakespeareintheparks.org or call 406-994-3993.

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