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Summer Camp

For more information, please contact Education Director Sharon Miles at 601-948-3533 ext 232 or smiles@newstagetheatre.com; OR Education Associate Drew Stark at 601-948-3533, ext. 236 or education@newstagetheatre.com.  Registration will be accepted by check with a completed form mailed to the theatre, online through our website, over the phone with credit card, and via email credit card info indicated on registration form.

2020 Virtual Summer Camp


More Than A Building Virtual Summer Camp
rising 6th – 12th graders

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Cost: $375 (deadline June 22)

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For the safety of the community and our staff, New Stage has made the difficult decision to replace in person day camp with virtual day camp for this summer.

New Stage Theatre is More Than a Building! We believe theatre is essential. Our stage is virtual but the memories will be real. The camp promises to offer fun while learning valuable skills.

New Stage’s Virtual Summer Camp will be three weeks from June 29 – July 18. Monday through Thursday each week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Start times for each track will vary and sessions will not exceed 90 minutes of instructional time. Master Classes will be offered on Fridays.

Each online session will focus on a different area of expertise and culminate in a student showcase at the conclusion of camp. Six theatre tracks will be offered and participants will select three for the duration of camp. Programs are specifically designed for students at all skill levels. Students will interact and create with their teaching artists and fellow camp participants, and will choose from the following tracks: Musical Theatre, Acting, Camera Close-Up, Theatre Production, Dance, and Making Theatre.

Participation in camp requires an internet connection and device capable of video conferencing through Zoom. Each session will be limited to 20 participants per track.

Those that have already paid for the Broadway Jr camp that was previously scheduled, please contact us by June 10 to apply your balance to the virtual camp or for a refund. Please contact Sharon Miles at smiles@newstagetheatre.com to work this out.


Session Descriptions 

Students Choose THREE Tracks
(additional tracks available for $50 each)

Musical Theatre: A physically active, fun introduction to the world of Broadway musicals, students will receive direct instructions on how to sing, use breath to support the sound, selecting a song appropriate for their individual voice, acting through the lyric and more. Join us as we explore everything from the “Golden Age” of musical theatre to current Broadway hits. Students will exhibit skills and techniques learned by performing in a final showcase, which will include both a live and filmed performance. 

Camera Close-Up: Are you interested in working behind the camera? Learning to frame and edit your own projects? Are you a performer that has an interest in film? The camera work track might work for you! Theatre artist globally are asked to submit video auditions to casting directors of both the stage and film. Theatre technicians that can edit and produce film are also high in demand. This track focuses on the art of creating a performance through the lens of a camera! Students will develop skills in acting, editing, framing, appropriate lighting, submitting an online video and more. The final showcase will include self-filmed and live virtual performances. 

Art of Acting: Focusing on theatre techniques to help students develop their acting skills through exploring authentic storytelling, this track will also cover creating a character, connecting with your scene partner, finding your voice, and more. In addition to acting technique students will learn tips and tricks for a knockout audition. We will discuss the tools of the trade and explore how to succeed in various audition scenarios including monologues, cold readings, and musical auditions. This track will include a master class with casting advice and evaluations from Artistic Director Francine Thomas Reynolds. The final showcase will include both a live and filmed performance. 

Creating a Play: We are all storytellers at heart. Original plays provide a window into current events and often serve as historical markers for generations to come. Have you ever wanted to write an original play, but you don’t know where to start? In this track, students learn the basics of playwriting by understanding characters, plot, and dramatic tension. Students will work to write a 10-minute play that will be performed by local professionals. This track will also include a master class from Artistic Director Francine Thomas Reynolds, about the process of casting, rehearsing, and mounting a theatre production. 

Making Theatre: Calling all techies! This track is perfect for the students with an interest in directing, theatre design or stage crew. Theatre is a collaborative art. Students in this track will explore elements of theatre design and technology. Using shows from past seasons at New Stage as a springboard, students will experience the process of collaborating with other artist to design a stage play. The final sharing will be a showcase of designs created by the students work. 

Theatre Dance/Movement: Open to all levels and experience, this fun, virtual course will introduce exercises from a variety of movement styles, including: ballet, yoga, Pilates, musical theatre jazz, and more. Through strength-building, stretching, and core-conditioning exercises, students will focus on personal alignment, balance, and flexibility. Students will aim to cultivate personal artistry through choreography and build self-confidence through movement. The culmination of this course will be a creative project featuring student-inspired choreography using live and pre-recorded sessions.