It’s springtime and we all know what that means–summer’s right around the corner; and for parents, that means it’s time to start scouting out summer camps for the little’uns.
If it’s drama that they seek, you’ll want to check out the youth program at Seattle Public Theater (SPT) at the historic Bathhouse Theater on Green Lake. This is the 10th year for SPT’s Summer Youth Drama Program, designed for elementary school kids, and as an internship program for teens.
The SPT Summer Youth Program offers high-quality summer drama workshops taught by professional theater artists for youth grades K-12. Classes empower young people with a creative means of self-expression, and build ensemble through group process.
This summer’s program features such shows as The Little Big Broadcast, Cyrano, Much Ado About Nothing, Love’s Labours Lost, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. New this year, SPT is expanding the creative drama offerings for elementary age kids (ages 4-9) in an exciting series of one week camps that can be taken individually or consecutively. After the success of West Side Story last summer, musical theater returns with Guys and Dolls, along with the popular Splash Camp. Plus, SPT has added another week titled “Acting Boot Camp” where kids can really spend time learning the craft including improvisational theater, character development, movement and scene study. For a complete list of shows and camps, visit SPT online at www.seattlepublictheater.org.
Scholarships are available for all camps and classes, and are awarded based on demonstrated need and commitment to the program: no audition necessary. Interested students can call (206) 523-1370 for more information.