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

Summer Theatre Camp for students entering grades 9 through recently graduated grade 12

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 (

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

Entering 9th-Recently Graduated 12th graders


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

Important Dates

Camp Dates:




Pre camp Zoom Orientation on 5 /24 at 5pm

Audition for a panel of theatre professionals on final day of camp



While in-person performance is on pause, why not take the time to learn from the best and sharpen your acting chops?

Professional actors Luisa Sermol and Brian Herndon helm this intensive that aims to hone acting skills and deepen understanding of the profession. In addition to receiving personalized coaching on monologues, cold readings, and scenes, you will gain invaluable insight into your own acting process. Luisa and Brian will share their tips & tricks of the trade, provide resources for sourcing material that will challenge and showcase actors, and lead the class through exercises that enrich the interior life of an actor. Participants will meet with casting directors, theatre directors, education specialists, and engage with actors from LA, Broadway, regional Theatre, and national tours. Campers will receive personalized mentorship for theatrical resume building as they explore the world of agents and the “business of show biz.” Digital headshots, including styling coaching, are included in enrollment.


There is no formal audition for camp, but actors will be asked to come to camp with a monologue prepared (memorized) on the first day. Actors will receive guidance on choosing an appropriate and challenging monologue.


Script analysis, monologue selection, dressing for a headshot, individual headshot sessions (live), personalized monologue coaching, scene work, resume building, agents, approaches & acting techniques

*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. 

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