Summer Camps & Summer Conservatory

Stage West offers a variety of theatre camps as well as the summer conservatory programNow enrolling for summer camps ages 7-18 and Stage West’s Summer Conservatory program ages 14-22. 

As part of the program tuition, each student will receive a commemorative t-shirt, so don't forget to include shirt size on registration. (One per student, per summer.) Once you have completed the registration form, please continue to the online registration system and scroll down to the camp of your choice (or call us to pay by phone). Once you have paid in full your spot is reserved.

Note that there is a registration/costume fee for the Summer Conservatory of $50 in addition to course tuition. 

Questions? contact us at education [at] stagewest.org to register for any summer offering or call 817-784-9378 for additional information.


Summer Conservatory 

14-22 yr olds 

July 10 - July 28,  (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm) - Seasoned industry artists lead Summer Conservatory students through the process that produces a theatrical show, including audition preparation technique, and training in areas of acting, scenic design and technical theatre. This fun and well-rounded program culminates in a performance of War of the Worlds: A Panic Broadcast*  in our Studio theatre. In addition, Conservatory students take part in a professional photo shoot, taking home a disk of agent-ready headshots.  ($550) / $50 Registration Fee

War of the Worlds: A Panic Broadcast is by Joe Landry – "A performance of a news report of an alien invasion throws humanity into chaos...in this timely reminder of what fear can do to a society."

SEE THE SHOW Friday, July 28 at 2pm and 7:00pm

 


2017 camps:

Ages 7-12 | Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit 

June 5-16, (Mon-Fri 9:30am-12:30pm) In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories. 
Dun, dun.
Students participate in the theatre process from audition through rehearsal and scenic creation...by the end of the week the students will perform Law and Order: Fairy Tale Unit for you on our Studio stage. 
($300)

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Ages 13-18 | Poetry, Performance and Change​  

June 12-16, (Mon-Fri 1pm-4pm) - Addressing social issues through personal stories and performance. This is a free form workshop with writing elements, culminating in a performance of original works inspired by social issues and personal stories.  Students will learn: playwriting, performance poetry (slam poetry), how poetry exists in music (lyrics and rap), how to incorporate comedy into serious topics, and how to create a powerful and personal show that they will debut on our Studio stage.  ($150)

Instructor: Tyler Thompson

Tyler Thompson is a graduate of The Second City of Chicago's Conservatory Program as well as their Comedy Studies Program. She completed iO Chicago’s Improvisation Program where she performed with the Harold Team Interrobang. During her time in Chicago, she's had the unique opportunity to study clowning under Paola Coletto and also starred in the premiere of Sweetie Maude, an all-female version of Sweeney Todd. Her two-woman sketch group Hey Pearl! has performed at Chicago Sketchfest as well as Donny’s Skybox at The Second City and has had the privilege of performing at The Women’s Funny Festival in Chicago as well as The Del Close Marathon in New York. Tyler received a BFA in Drama from The University of Oklahoma.

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Ages 7-12  | Play Creation: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!

June 19-23, (9:30am-12:30pm) - In this fun and interactive workshop, inspired by of the world of Harry Potter, students invent their own Fantastic Beasts and use them to create a short play!  Students will learn costuming and staging in addition to developing their public speaking skills. The week culminates with a performance of the pieces on the Studio stage. ($200)

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Ages 12-18 | Summer Improv Troupe

June 19-30, (Monday through Friday 1-4pm) - Time for some improv! This two-week long improvisation intensive training guides students through games and techniques designed to create an original performance in the Studio at Stage West complete with audience interaction/participation. Come see the Stage West Improv Troupe in action! ($300)

Instructor: Tyler Thompson
Tyler Thompson is a graduate of The Second City of Chicago's Conservatory Program as well as their Comedy Studies Program. She completed iO Chicago’s Improvisation Program where she performed with the Harold Team Interrobang. During her time in Chicago, she's had the unique opportunity to study clowning under Paola Coletto and also starred in the premiere of Sweetie Maude, an all-female version of Sweeney Todd. Her two-woman sketch group Hey Pearl! has performed at Chicago Sketchfest as well as Donny’s Skybox at The Second City and has had the privilege of performing at The Women’s Funny Festival in Chicago as well as The Del Close Marathon in New York. Tyler received a BFA in Drama from The University of Oklahoma.

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Ages 7-12 | Broadway Musical Revue

June 26-30 (9:30am-12:30pm) - Students learn musical theatre audition techniques, while performing short scenes and songs from great kid-friendly Broadway musicals. A selection of show-stopping numbers will be performed at the end of the week on the Studio Stage. ($150)

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