Session II: June 28- July 16, 2021 (3 weeks)
Summer Theatre Camp for students entering grades 6th-8th
PVTC’s summer camps inspire creativity, create connections, and spark lifelong passion for the arts. Campers explore acting and theatre design in a supportive, fun, challenging environment that is full of laughter and imagination.
Learn about camp from our summer camp staff in this video
COVID-Safe! Featuring self-tapes of PVTC summer camp staff members
Video Editing: Brooke Johansen of Friendship Lane Productions
Sound: Bensound (www.bensound.com)
6/28-7/16 from 9am-3pm - No camp 7/5
Entering grades 6th-8th
Suggested tax-deductible contribution $200/week per camper*
Pre camp Zoom Orientation on 6/1 from 5:30-6:30pm
Performances TBD outside physically distant in-person or on Zoom 7/15 & 7/16th at TBD time
ABOUT "BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS: A SITE -SPECIFIC PLAY"
At this in-person camp, students will meet in our beautiful redwood grove to create a piece of theatre that's based on the unique characteristics of the space.
Early in camp, students will explore our specific site and begin to create engaging characters through devising games, process dramas, and viewpoints work. Campers will also learn about existing practices in creating site-specific work, expanding students' definitions of "theatre." With a strong foundation, we'll create a script from scratch, featuring the unique skills of every camper. Then, we'll transition to rehearsals for socially-distant, outdoor performances. In addition to rehearsals and script development, students will participate in design rotations to create specific projects for our show. This camp will be an awesome opportunity for campers to dive into a new way of making theatre!
Rehearsal, acting class, devising/writing, design courses based on needs of the project, inclusivity in theatre discussions.
We want to see what each actor brings to the table! Our team of directors and designers will use this information to plan for “In Our Wildest Dreams: A Site-Specific Play” with the goal of offering fun and challenging programming specifically for the group of students who sign up. Each actor is asked to submit a video that includes:
An introduction: Tell us your name
A monologue (1-2 minutes long): This should be a memorized piece. We encourage you to make vocal and physical choices to show off a character. Have fun with it! Not sure where to start? Check out resources here
A video tour (1 minute long): This show is all about interacting with a specific space, so we’d love to see one of YOUR favorite spaces. In a minute or less, please film a video tour of a safe site that you love (your room, the kitchen, a treehouse, a route along your favorite walk). Show us some of the unique things about this space! Have fun with it! Looking for inspiration? Check out a couple of examples here.
Video submissions are due April 30th, 2020
*Weekly Charitable Contribution Request -Support Teaching Artists & Scholarship Students:
We request families who are able to contribute an additional $200/week per camper.
Tuition does not cover all camp-related expenses. These valuable tax-deductible donations allow PVTC to offer a livable wage to the teaching artists who pour their energy and passion into campers. Returning families will know the importance of the connection between PVTC staff members and students/interns who form positive lasting relationships through the years. Teaching artists are committed to developing artists and individuals and give extra care to each student to inspire and guide them. They are the heart of PVTC. Help us support these artists in the incredible work they do.
Further, PVTC is committed to offering programming to all students regardless of financial need. Tax-deductible contributions ensure we can keep theatre accessible.
Learn more about what tuition and your generous donations cover HERE
PVTC recognizes that families may be cautious to sign up for summer programming given the unknowns of the times. Some families may be comfortable only with an online camp experience while others may want to participate only in-person. In an effort to be flexible with families’ needs, PVTC has updated our refund policy for 2021 as follows:
If you plan to participate in camp no matter what, you can pay in full or choose a payment plan at the time of registration.
If you are waiting to learn which platform PVTC will be using for camp this year, the process is as follows:
A $100 non-refundable deposit holds your place in camp at the time of registration.
On April 23rd 2021 PVTC will announce the location of camps (online, in-person, or hybrid).
By April 30th families will need to state their intent to participate in camp.
On April 30th 50% of tuition payment is due.
On May 28th the remaining tuition balance is due.
Families needing a more flexible payment plan please contact , We are happy to work with you!
$100 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.
25% of of tuition is non-refundable after April 30th.
50% of tuition is non-refundable after May 14th.
No refunds will be offered after May 28th.