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Young Theatre Makers 2 with Celia! Ages 11–16

A whimsical week-long intensive for aspiring theatre artists! Theatre experience is not necessary, just excitement and a willingness to play and learn!

Over the course of the week, we'll learn the foundations of how to approach and work with any piece of theatre. The week will begin with actor work—we'll explore characterization, vocal technique, dance-based strategies for physical storytelling, and tactics for finding meaning in and easily learning lines. We'll then move into scene work—we'll learn how to break down a script, work with scene partners, and develop good rehearsal habits. The rest of the week, we'll rehearse a short, family-friendly play to be performed for an audience at the end of the day on Friday. As well as acting, there will be opportunities throughout the week for campers to learn about directing, stage management, and set/costume design.

Each day will begin with fun warm-up games, and when the weather permits we'll spend time outside! Campers can expect a thrilling, imaginative, hands-on week of learning about this art form we so love!!

About the Instructor

Celia Krefter is a Theatre major at Columbia University in NYC. She has worked in many facets of the theatre both on the Cape and in the city, including as an actor, choreographer, and director. Recent credits include working with the Barnard Theatre Department, CU Players, King's Crown Shakespeare Troupe, Columbia Musical Theatre Society, and Columbia's 125th Annual Varsity Show. Her love for the theatre was ignited here at Cotuit Center for the Arts a decade ago, and she is so excited to be back at her artistic home to share that love with up-and-coming artists!!

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.