Session III: July 19-August 6 , 2021 (3 weeks)
Summer Theatre Camp for students entering grades 9th through recently graduated 12th
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.
By Qui Nguyen
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 ()
7/19-8/6 from 9am-3pm
Entering grades 9th-recently graduated 12th
Suggested tax-deductible contribution $200/week per camper*
Please note that this camp is audition-based rather than first-come, first-serve registration. If you want to participate, please sign up for an audition slot. We will process registration if you are cast in the show.
ABOUT "SHE KILLS MONSTERS (Virtual Realms)"
Get ready to enter the epic world of Dungeons and Dragons — complete with gelatinous cubes and multi-headed dragons — in a story of sisterhood, best friendship, and embracing all of our unique identities.
She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans, a popular high school student grappling with the tragic death of her younger sister, Tilly. When Agnes opens up Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and TikTok dance battles, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
This version of the script had been rewritten specifically for the Zoom platform, offering endless opportunities to play and imagine an adventurous online world. In addition to rehearsing the play, students will experiment with physical theatre techniques and help create D&D-inspired prosthetics, costumes, props, and backgrounds for the live-streamed Zoom show. We'll learn about the world of online gaming and dive into exciting conversations about identity and inclusion.
There is one role specifically written for an actor who identifies as having a disability.
Rehearsal, acting, costume design, make-up design (possibly including prosthetics), hair design (possibly including wigs), art/virtual background design, physical acting, D&D workshops, and inclusivity in theatre conversations.
She Kills Monsters is an adventure play with bold, engaging characters. We can’t wait to see what you bring to the table. Below is the general template for auditions and callbacks. We’re happy to make any accommodations based on your needs -- for example, you’re welcome to read monologues off a printed paper, have a parent or peer prompt you, deliver your monologue in sign language, or use a communication device. Please reach out to if you’d like to request alternate audition formats and we’ll support you in creating meaningful accommodations.
AUDITION VIDEO SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS SHOW ARE DUE SATURDAY, APRIL 17th
An introduction: Tell us your name, your pronouns, and a fun fact about you
A monologue (1-2 minutes long): We encourage you to have fun making vocal and physical choices to show off a character. Have fun with it! Not sure where to start? Check out resources here.
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.
All actors should plan to keep Saturday, April 24th & Sunday, April 25th from 10am-1pm open for callbacks. Actors will be asked to read “sides” (short excerpts) from the show at callbacks. Actors will have a chance to look over the sides several days before callbacks, but we do not expect sides to be memorized. Just like with auditions, we’ll gladly provide any accommodations throughout callbacks, including large-print versions of callback material. There will be a space on the audition form to note if you’d like to request accommodations for callbacks.
Our intent is for the majority of this camp to take place in-person on campus from 9am-3pm. When we get close to performance, we’ll transition to Zoom tech rehearsals to make sure we’re set up for performance success. There will still be in-person components of camp during tech week. We will provide a detailed schedule in advance of camp.
*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.
Pre camp orientation date/time TBD
Showcase at the end of camp, time TBD