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Camps: Kids In The Spotlight! “At Raven, everyone acting with you on stage is one big family. We treat each other as siblings, and support each other throughout. This is such a miraculous gift to have: to cooperate and to be one. Thank you Raven! Thank you ensemble!” – Cisco Vlahakis, 15-years-old, Raven Summer Camp Alumni
Looking to create some life-long memories? Spend your summer with Raven in a fun, supportive and creative environment. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics of performance or a more advanced actor looking to hone your skills, our team of professional teaching artists will help you feel the confidence to contribute and the courage to try something new. And we will have an awfully good time doing it! Each session culminates in a showcase production for family and friends.
Raven’s Education Program is committed to sharing the importance and dynamic power of ensemble work. We believe that the guiding principle of all theatrical work is that of collaboration: respecting others, feeling the confidence to contribute and the courage to try something new. Exposure to these fundamental life lessons through the lens of theatre easily translates into every facet of scholarship, play and family.
KIDS IN THE SPOLIGHT!
SUMMER CAMP 2014
SESSION I: JUNE 16-20
AGES 5-9: Hamelin Rats - The Musical by Gerald P. Murphy
A musical twist based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. Rats are taking over the rich town of Hamelin, so when an eccentrically dressed stranger offers to drive them away, the Mayor offers him a heap of gold. However, when the rats have disappeared, so has the Mayor's promise, till the stranger reminds the town of his musical prowess.
HIGH SCHOOL INTENSIVE: 33 Swoons by Anton Chekhov
Teaching artist Anthony Peeples will lead this HS intensive that will focus on three of Chekhov’s short farces: The Bear, The Anniversary and The Proposal. With biting satire and fierce wit, the plays present these fascinating short comedic works of Chekhov that poke fun at pretense and greed. Set in Russia, the plays will feature vaudeville style singing, dancing, magic and music.
SESSION II: JUNE 23-27
AGES 5-8: In the Lap of the Gods by Philip Bird and Isabelle Michalakis A group of children are shipwrecked on an island, and all they can find is a strange chest with a very odd collection of contents. The items inside help the children tell their own musical versions of ancient Greek myths – including the stories of Icharus, Pandora, Midas, and Arachne – to keep up their spirits through the night until they are rescued the next day.
AGES 9-13: Beware the Jabberwock by Ron Nicol
Inspired by the non-sense poem The Jabberwocky from Lewis Carrol's Through the Looking-glass, Beware the Jabberwock tells the story of Emma and Lucy who are lost in Tulgey Wood, a mysterious forest full of weird and wonderful creatures. Joined by intrepid but hapless knight Percy, they come face to face with the awesome Jabberwock – and then Lucy is bandersnatched! Eventually the Jabberwock's terrible secret is revealed, and the children find out what "frumious" really means.
SESSION III: JULY 7-18
AGES 5-8: Aesop's Fables - The Musical by Gerald P. Murphy A group of mice are delighted by their plan to capture the local cat – until it comes to executing the plan. Meanwhile, a lion falls in love, a boy ruins his chance of promotion in the shepherding business, and a fox tries to make the most of a fashion disaster. This musical romp through some of Aesop’s most famous fables is a blast for all involved, and we learn some good morals along the way!
AGES 9-13: TITLE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! This session will be led by Teaching Artist Anthony Peeples and is sure to be a challenging and exciting show for our older performers.
SESSION IV: AUGUST 11-15
AGES 5-9: Charlotte’s Web based on the novel by E.B. White Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen. This classic tale of an unlikely friendship is as fun as it is heartwarming.
SESSION V: AUGUST 18-22
AGES 5-9: Scary Miss Muffet by Raymond Blakesley A fun twist on classic children’s rhymes, this play weaves together the tales of Jack and Jill and Little Miss Muffet. Jill Muffet wants to sit on her tuffet, have her brother Jack at her beck and call, and be appreciated by all around her, but the flowers in her garden don't find her so appealing.
A DAY AT RAVEN SUMMER CAMP
Prospective campers always ask us, what do we do all day? Well, here is an example of what your fun-filled daily schedule might look like at Raven Summer Camp:
9:00-9:30 Warm Ups! Physical, vocal, and imaginative
9:30-10:00 Ensemble Building Activities
10:00-10:30 Rehearse music and choreography
10:30-10:45 Snack Break
10:45-12:00 Rehearse Scene 1 of our show
**Half-Day Campers Released**
12:30-1:00 Outdoor Playtime (Tag, Soccer, Playground, Swings, etc)
1:00-2:30 Arts and Crafts Activity: Make your props for our show!
2:30-2:45 Snack Break
2:45-3:45 Creative Improvisations/Games about themes in our show
3:45-4:00 Reflection/Wrap-Up: What did we learn today?
Sessions I, II, IV & V – One Week Sessions: Half Day ($175) Full Day ($300)
Session III – Two Week Session: Half Day ($375) Full Day ($600)
Full Day is 9am-4pm, Half Day is 9am-12pm. Half Day option available only for 5-9 year olds.
5% Discount for Returning Raven Theatre Youth Program Participants
5% Discount for Early Bird Registration (by April 26th for Sessions I-III, by June 1st for Sessions IV & V)
50% Sibling Discount for Second Child (not available for use with any other discounts)
Information about scholarships is available upon request:
Mechelle Moe, Director of Education- firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, please complete the registration form above and email it to Education@raventheatre.com, mail it to Raven Theatre at the address at the bottom of the form, or fax it to 773.338.6547.
THE FINE PRINT: Raven Theatre has the right to cancel a class one week prior to the start date. Refunds will be processed if a class is cancelled. No refunds available due to student withdrawal unless spot can be filled from the waiting list. If spot can be filled a refund less a 50% administrative fee will be given. Summer programs require a 50% deposit at the time of registration and the balance by April 16th. All registrations taken after April 16th require full tuition at the time of registration.