The Creede Repertory Theatre will host its first overnight Performing Arts Resident Camp (PARC) August 7-13 this summer. PARC will replace the two-week theatre intensive that has been held each summer since 2002. The camp is open to all students ages 12-18 who have an interest in professional performing arts training.
In 2002, the CRT initiated a two-week theatre intensive for students in grades seven through twelve. Last year the response to the camp was more overwhelming than ever; however, many students were not able to attend because they lived too far away to make the drive to Creede every day for two weeks. Therefore, CRT has decided to create the first annual Performing Arts Resident Camp. Once again the camp is open to all students in grades seven through twelve. The main focus of PARC is to strengthen the studentsí overall theatre skills through intensive training in stage work, vocal performance, movement, and technical theatre. Students do not need any prior theatre experience; however, they should be interested in the performing arts.
The second goal of PARC is to give students an opportunity to develop interests in other areas of art and creativity. Students will be able to chose elective classes in painting, jewelry making, photography, and music. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the nature that surrounds Creede with activities such as organized hikes and river rafting.
All PARC classes will take place at the Creede Repertory Theatre and will be taught by CRT theatre professionals. Elective classes will take place at their respective locations in downtown Creede. Students will be supervised 24 hours a day by camp counselors, CRT staff members, or elective teachers. Student housing will be located at the Boy Scout cabin on Minerís Creek Road, just outside of Creede.
Cost for the Camp is $500 per student including: all theatre & elective classes, housing for six nights, all meals, adventure activities, admission to three main stage CRT shows, and transportation to and from the cabin. A limited number of scholarships will be available to students with financial needs. For information on PARC, please contact Julie Merrill at 866-658-2540.