At Portland Stage's Summer Theater Camp, students use the creative process to express themselves through acting, directing, production projects and collaboration with other campers. Our theater camps involve fun, challenging and enriching activities, through which students learn to use their bodies, voices and imaginations.
Each session promotes social skills such as active listening, teamwork and turn-taking in an environment that facilitates creative expression. Our professional actors and educators lead students in theme-based explorations that develop children’s ability to work as an ensemble, build acting skills, explore drama through acting and directing while also encouraging spontaneity and creativity.
Camps are structured to provide students with a variety of workshops on becoming an actor, insight into the craft of acting, developing a stage presence, working from a text, practicing improvisation, stage combat and much more.
Each week will cover different elements and materials, and every session culminates in an open studio for families to see what we've accomplished!