Summer Stars Camp – Redesigned

Summer Camps Redesigned
July 13 - 31, 2020

Registration begins Sunday, June 28 at 8:00 a.m.

In-person Summer Camps – Redesigned!

The current health crisis is changing the way we educate and the way we experience the arts.  Sunset Playhouse is ready to offer a redesigned summer adventure at our theater. 

Sunset Playhouse School for the Arts will take all necessary measures to ensure the highest level of safety we can provide for all students and staff. In-person class safety measures will include (but are not limited to):

 ·         All in-person classes will have a maximum enrollment of eight students.

·         Students will only have exposure to their assigned class and instructor(s).

·         Parents or other caregivers will not be allowed in the building.

·         Students and staff will have their temperature taken upon arrival each day.  If a student or staff member shows a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, they will not be admitted into the building.

·         Upon arrival each day, students and staff will respond to a wellness check including these three questions:

o   Have you or anyone in your family been ill in the last 14 days?

o   To the best of your knowledge, have you been in contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19?

o   Have you or anyone in your family traveled outside of the country in the last 14 days?

·         An affirmative answer to any of these questions will require the individual to withdraw their camp enrollment.

·         Classes will be held in our large rehearsal hall and Studio Theater, with markings on the floor to assist students and staff with maintaining safe social distancing.

·         Classroom spaces will be cleaned and disinfected in between sessions and nightly.

·         Hand sanitizer will be provided in each classroom and all public spaces.

·         Frequent hand washing will be implemented.

·         Students will be provided individual supplies for each class. Student groups will not be intermingled.

·         Weather permitting, we may conduct classes outdoors. 

·         Final presentations will be shared with family through a video link sent after the camp’s completion.

·         If a student starts to feel ill during class, they will immediately be separated from group and parents called for pick-up.

·         In the event that we do not feel it is safe to carry out in-person classes, we reserve the right to cancel or move them to a virtual platform.

·         Additional guidelines may be added, or some removed, as the situation evolves.

WEEK 1:  JULY 13 – 17

9:00 – 12:00                            $140/student

Imaginations will soar as students explore the wacky characters, fantastical scenery, and vibrant language of Dr. Seuss.  Students will use theater games and exercises to explore the basics of acting while learning ensemble-building skills and gaining self-confidence.  Each day we’ll go on a grand adventure using Dr. Seuss’s books as a springboard and expand our ability to tell a story using the tools of every actor: our voice, body, and imagination.  Students will also explore the important technical aspects of theater: costumes, set, and props.  On the final day, students perform a Seuss-inspired play which will be recorded and distributed to family members. 

9:00 – 12:00                            $140/student

Bring a world of giant peaches and talking insects to life!  This fun format introduces students to warm-ups, stage direction, theater etiquette, character analysis, scene work, and more while learning ensemble-building skills and gaining self-confidence. Discover how to use your body and voice to create a convincing character, improve your ability to communicate emotions on stage, and work together to tell a story. Students will work as an ensemble to perform scenes from Roald Dahl’s classic story James and The Giant Peach.  Students will also explore the important technical aspects of theater: costumes, set, and props.  On the final day, students perform a selection of scenes from James and the Giant Peach which will be recorded and distributed to family members. 

1:00 – 4:00                              $140/student

Let’s create a movie trailer for a movie that doesn’t exist except in your imagination!  Students will dream up a new movie and then create a trailer for it which will include a narrator, music, and the film’s highlights.  Throughout this process, students will focus on the storytelling aspect of film trailers.  Using theater games, improvisation activities, writing lessons, and story-board drawing, students will work on the theatrical side of movie trailers.  Student’s trailers will then be recorded and edited to share with family members.

1:00 – 4:00                              $140/student

Come together for a week-long adventure of putting on a play!  It’s the end of the world and hordes of rampaging zombies are about to kill you. What do you do? Try your hand at kung fu against the undead? Attempt to reason with creatures that would rather eat brains than use them? Turn to this handy and hilarious guide to survive the apocalypse! Students will learn about auditioning and then audition for our play.  Next, participants will hone their acting skills and rehearse this quirky and fun play by Dan Zolidis.  Students will also explore the important technical aspects of theater: costumes, set, and props.  On the final day, students perform 10 Ways to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse which will be recorded and distributed to family members.

WEEK 2: JULY 20 – 24

9:00 – 12:00                            $140/student

Elephant and Piggie, Knuffle Bunny, Pigeon, and more! Enter the fun and fantastic world of popular author Mo Willems.  Students will use theater games and exercises to explore the basics of acting while learning ensemble-building skills and gaining self-confidence.  Each day we’ll go on a grand adventure using Mo Willems’ books as a springboard and expand our ability to tell a story using the tools of every actor: our voice, body, and imagination.  Students will also explore the important technical aspects of theater: costumes, set, and props.  On the final day, students perform a Willems-inspired play which will be recorded and distributed to family members.

9:00 – 12:00                            $140/student

“Save big money at Menards!”  “All State: You’re in Good Hands” . . .commercials are everywhere.  Let’s have fun creating our own!  Students will create their own original product, and then develop ideas for their own commercials to entice new customers. Throughout this process, students will focus on the storytelling aspect of commercials.  Using theater games, improvisation activities, writing lessons, and story-board drawing, students will work on the theatrical side of commercials.  Students’ commercials will then be recorded and edited to share with family members.

1:00 – 4:00                              $140/student

What happens when Mr. Hare and Mr. Tortoise are candidates for the Mayor of Sunnydale?  Who will win the race this time?  Or what if a popular family game show features some unusual contestants (think Snow White vs. Goldilocks)?  This fun format introduces students to warm-ups, stage direction, theater etiquette, character analysis, scene work, and more while learning ensemble-building skills and gaining self-confidence. Discover how to use your body and voice to create a convincing character, improve your ability to communicate emotions on stage, and work together to tell a story. Students will work as an ensemble to perform Fractured Fairytale Scenes. They will also explore the important technical aspects of theater: costumes, set, and props.  On the final day, students perform their Fractured Fairytales which will be recorded and distributed to family members. 

1:00 – 4:00                              $140/student

1:00 – 4:00                              $140/student

Go back to the days when movies didn’t have sound, when a story had to be told by movement, music, and facial expressions.  Students will revisit this time by bringing original stories to life without the use of their voice.  Through pantomime and creative movement to music, students will showcase their ability to play a character in a story without using their voices.  By means of theater games, improvisation activities, writing lessons, and story-board drawing, students will design and create an original silent movie.  This class really embraces our new need for video showcases!  Students will perform their original silent movie which will be recorded and distributed to family members.

WEEK 3: JULY 27 – 31

9:00 – 12:00                            $140/student

Shrek!, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Tarzan . . . the list goes on and on.  Disney is magical and so is this theater class.  Students will work with their favorite Disney productions to explore all aspects of theater including acting, movement, scene design, and costume design.  Each day we’ll go on a grand adventure using Disney classics as a springboard and expand our ability to tell a story using the tools of every actor: our voice, body, and imagination.  Students will also explore the important technical aspects of theater: costumes, set, and props.  Throughout the session, students perform Disney-inspired mini-productions which will be recorded and distributed to family members. 

9:00 – 12:00                            $140/student

The creative mind is a divine force!  Let’s combine imagination, creativity, writing, and performing into a week of camp!  This class is designed to ignite the playwrights and actors in us all.  You’ll learn how to create a believable character and how to build a scene. Using theater games, improvisation activities, and writing lessons, students will compose and produce their own original works.  Students will also explore the important technical aspects of theater: costumes, set, and props.  Students’ plays will then be recorded and edited to share with family members.

1:00 – 4:00                              $140/student

Go back to the days when movies didn’t have sound, when a story had to be told by movement, music, and facial expressions.  Students will revisit this time by bringing original stories to life without the use of their voice.  Through pantomime and creative movement to music, students will showcase their ability to play a character in a story without using their voices. By means of theater games, improvisation activities, writing lessons, and story-board drawing, students will design and create an original silent movie.  This class really embraces our new need for video showcases!  Students will perform their original silent movie which will be recorded and distributed to family members. 

1:00 – 4:00                              $140/student

Come together for a week-long adventure of putting on a play.  Ten talented playwrights wrote 10-minute plays based on their unique take on bullying, resulting in this collection. From a cyberbullying attack that puts a friendship to the test, to a group of former bullies who meets regularly to discuss their recovery, to a grown man who must confront his former bully at their 20th reunion, the plays range from the thoughtful to the comedic, but they all work to reveal a new perspective on a common problem.  Students will learn about auditioning and then audition for our play.  Next, participants will hone their acting skills and rehearse.  Students will also explore the important technical aspects of theater: costumes, set, and props.  On the final day, students perform plays which will be recorded and distributed to family members. 

 

 

REGISTRATION BEGINS SUNDAY, JUNE 28 AT 8:00 A.M.

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