Session I: June 14-25, 2021 (2 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)

6/14-6/25 from 9am-3pm

Entering grades 6th-8th

$995

Suggested tax-deductible contribution $200/week per camper*

Important Dates

Camp Dates:

Grades:

Tuition:

CAMP INFORMATION

Pre camp Zoom Orientation on 5/17 from 6-7pm

Performance live on Zoom - 6/24 at 7pm

IMPORTANT LINKS

ABOUT "DATA BREACH"

The team of CyberJunction has been working on a new, top secret enterprise since March of 2020. 

Beyond the usual hiccups, things have been going smoothly. Until now. There’s been a major data breach: a fragment of CyberJunction code leaked to the media, causing outrage from certain special interest groups and jeopardizing the success of the entire operation. After a few well-placed calls, the leak seems to be contained… for now. However, leadership is worried this isn’t an isolated incident. And they’re beginning to suspect certain team members of sabotage.


Join us for a devised, immersive, digital (live on Zoom) experience. As a cast, we’ll explore the nature of the “project,” the nature of the leak, the motivation behind the leak (perhaps it was a whistleblower doing the right thing? An intern who accidentally sent an unencrypted email? A mistreated employee who hacked the system?) and the full cast of characters working for this company. In performance, we’ll present a combination of rehearsed scenes (think “recorded” meetings, live calls between employees) and improvised small group work (dividing the audience into groups to “interview” specific employees). The audience will have to work together to solve our mystery. Of course, there will be lots of flexibility as to how audience members can participate successfully (from turning on their microphones and cameras to talk to typing in the chat to just observing). Join us to help break the code!


CAMP ROTATIONS 

Rehearsal, acting class, devising/writing, costumes, props/virtual backgrounds, hair, makeup, dramaturgy, guest speakers from the Silicon Valley tech field, inclusivity in theatre discussions.


AUDITION DETAILS

We want to see what each actor brings to the table! Our team of directors and designers will use this information to plan for “Data Breach” 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, your pronouns, and a fun fact about you

  • Approx. 30 seconds of a special skill or something you love to do: This could be anything and is your opportunity to give us a window into one of your passions. Maybe you like to dance, do gymnastics, perform magic tricks, tell jokes, or juggle.

  • Submit a short piece of creative writing on your audition form answering the following prompt: Imagine you’re an employee of a high powered tech company, CyberJunction. There’s been a leak, and you were the source. What motivated you to leak company secrets to the press?

  • 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 

REFUND POLICY

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 info@pvtc-ca.org, We are happy to work with you!

  • REFUNDS

    • $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. 

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