Picture summer camp for a moment. Images that could come to mind might include blue skies, warm temperatures, swimming, and outdoor activities of many kinds.
Locally, however, there’s another option as well, one taking place inside but no less fun.
Registration has opened for the Renaissance Theatre’s annual “Broadway Camp!” summer theatre program for students ages 8-13. The popular summer camp sessions will be held at the Renaissance June 18-22; and June 25-29.
“Broadway Camp!” options include the traditional three-hour morning camp (June 18-22), as well as a two-hour “Broadway Camp, Too!” camp (June 25-29). Both “Broadway Camp!” sessions are designed to be sensory-inclusive. Tuition is $105 for the June 18-22 camp, and $85 for the June 25-29 session; full and partial scholarships are available for both.
The Renaissance Broadway Camp! programs provide students of all ability levels with the freedom to explore the world of musical theatre and the elements of performance through theatre games, improv, and dramatic play, as well as staging and singing. The 5-day camp sessions allow every child the opportunity to benefit from the opportunity to learn, grow and perform as a part of an all-inclusive experience. Each camp session culminates in a special performance on the Renaissance stage.
Renaissance Broadway Camp! is coordinated and led by Renaissance teaching artist Dauphne Maloney, well-known for her work with youth theatre in the North Central Ohio area. Mrs. Maloney is also the founder and director of Mansfield Youth Theatre (MY Theatre), former Resident Director for the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre (RYOT), and youth theatre director at the Mansfield Branch of the Ohio State University. She has directed and costumed over 200 productions and also served as the Youth Theatre Director for the Mansfield Playhouse for 20 years. Participating students will work directly with seasoned actors and actresses, as well as Renaissance Artistic Director Michael Thomas, an award-winning playwright and director.
Registration is limited. To register for either of the Broadway Camp weeks, call the Renaissance Education Assistant, Dauphne Maloney at 419-522-2726 ext 212. For more information or to ask questions regarding the camp, including information for those with sensory sensitivities or other needs, contact [email protected]. Broadway Camp! is presented as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series and with support from the Richland County Foundation Summertime Kids fund.
Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association/Jeff Sprang