Theater education and production in Northfield Vermont

2022 Spring & Summer Camps!!

Theater Fun and Games (ages 5-8) | June 20th – 24th, 1pm – 4pm | Memorial Park, Northfield – Full! Please register below to join the waitlist.
Acting and Improv (ages 8-10) | June 27th – July 1st, 9am – 12pm | Memorial Park, Northfield – Full! Please register below to join the waitlist.
Acting and Improv (ages 11-15) | June 27th – July 1st, 1pm – 4pm, | Memorial Park, Northfield
Performance Camp (ages 10-16)| July 18th – 29th, 9:30am – 4:30pm | Valley Players Theater, Waitsfield – Full! Please register below to join the waitlist
Spring Break Shakes! (ages 12-18) | Cancelled – If interested in this camp in the future – click here

PAYMENT AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES:
Spring Break Shakes – February 14th
All Summer Camps – May 1st

CAMP DESCRIPTIONS
Theater Fun and Games (ages 5-8)

June 20th – 24th, 1pm – 4pm, Memorial Park, Northfield
Sliding Scale $120-$150 – Full! Please register and we’ll be in touch shortly.
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Join us for a week of theatrical exploration and fun as we learn what theater and performance are all about! We will engage in lots of games and activities designed to develop cooperation and communication skills, and through play, songs, and stories explore the various parts of performance and what it means to be onstage.

Acting and Improv (ages 8-10)

June 27th – July 1st, 9am – 12pm, Memorial Park Northfield
Sliding Scale $120-$150 – Full! Please register and we’ll be in touch shortly.
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This camp will be a playful and energetic exploration of the fundamentals of acting and performance, as well as the skills needed for improvisation! Through games and activities designed to promote ensemble-building, communication, and lots of laughter, we will learn all about theater and the joyful world of improvisation. This camp is designed for both the beginning actor and those with some experience!

Acting and Improv (ages 11-15)

June 27th – July 1st, 1pm – 4pm, Memorial Park, Northfield
Sliding Scale $120-$150
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Through improvisation games and activities we will build confidence and discover our own innate ability to be funny and tell stories! In this fun and energetic camp we’ll develop improvisational techniques that will help us become stronger performers and more effective communicators. We’ll practice essential performance skills such as character creation and development, utilizing body and voice, and working collaboratively, and explore the many ways in which improv helps support more traditional stage work.

Performance Camp (ages 10-16)

Monday – Friday: July 18th – 22nd and July 25th – 29th, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Performance Friday July 29th at 3pm
Valley Players Theater – 4253 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT
$400 (a limited number of sliding scale positions available, please inquire if interested)
Registration is currently full. Please register to join the waitlist and we will be in touch!
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Join us for two weeks of jam-packed theater fun as we rehearse and perform an original play! Our play will be developed this winter by one of our theater classes, so we don’t know what it will be yet- but we can’t wait to find out! We will have a draft of the play ready to share with all registrees by early April. This camp will focus on exploring and developing the skills needed for performance, focusing heavily on character development, communication with fellow actors and other members of the production team, and building a tight-knit ensemble. While we will spend the majority of our time working on the play itself, there will still be plenty of room for acting and improvisation games that will both help us explore skills and have fun! Our two-week session will culminate with a fully staged performance of our show at the Valley Players Theater.

Please note that participants must be able to memorize lines fairly quickly, and be willing to do this work outside of camp time. We will be reserving a set number of slots for the age groups 10-13 and 14-16 to ensure an even distribution of ages across the camp.

Technical Theater Camp (ages 10-16)

Monday – Friday: July 18th – 22nd and July 25th – 29th, 12:30-4:30
Performance Friday July 29th at 3pm
Valley Players Theater – 4253 Main Street, Waitsfield, VT
$200 (limited spots available)
Registration is currently full for ages 10 – 11. Please register to join the waitlist and we will be in touch!
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This year we are offering a technical theater camp that will take place alongside our performance camp! Campers can choose to participate in the design and/or execution of tech elements such as lighting, graphics for program and poster, set, costume, props, or sound. All designers will be encouraged to develop and fully realize their design concepts in support of our finished production, while exploring the process of going from script to reality! Important skills such as communicating with the rest of the production team, identifying the role of various design elements in storytelling, and honoring your own creativity will be included in this process. 

If you are interested in both the performance camp and the technical camp, please register for both- but you will only pay tuition for the performance camp. Please note that if you are enrolled in both programs, you will be cast in a small role in the play.

Spring Break Shakes! Spring Break Shakespeare Camp: Twelfth Night! (ages 11-18) – Cancelled

Unfortunately this camp has been cancelled. If interested in this camp in the future please click here.

Come explore the marvelous world of Shakespeare with DRT’s first-ever Spring Break Shakes! This year, we will be performing the comedy Twelfth Night, a play bursting with heart, hilarity, and hijinks. Throughout our week together, we will dig into Shakespeare’s story and explore how to bring it to life through rich character development, a study of the language, and an emphasis on collaboration and communication. Our final production will be organized to showcase the actors and the story, and while it will be fully staged in the Grange Hall theater, we will be heavily focusing on the process of making the story real and of creating the world itself, rather than spending time on production elements. This camp will be rigorous and fast-paced, and is intended for those with previous acting experience – though a background in Shakespeare is not necessary!  Please note: this camp will require two additional 2-hour sessions prior to the start of camp, that will be scheduled throughout March based on the actors’ availability. The Grange Hall Cultural Center requires all program attendees and audience members to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. All Campers and instructors will be masked at all times, and actors will wear clear masks during performance. Audience will be limited in size and masks will be required. Directed by Maren Langdon Spillane



A 10% sibling discount is available for all camps and payment plans are welcome. Please get in touch if you would like to talk further about camp financing- we are very happy to find a solution that works for your family!