Session I: June 14-25, 2021 (2 weeks)
Summer Theatre Camp for students entering grades 1st-5th
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 grades 1st-8th
Suggested tax-deductible contribution $200/week per camper*
ABOUT "WHAT'S ON TONIGHT?"
What happens to the theatre kids when their theatres close? They adapt quickly and make their own creative space, of course.
Now, we’ve all heard of YouTube, but what about ShowTube? In this (entirely fictional) online space, we see creative kiddos come together to create episodic pieces to entertain and delight.
Actors in this camp will work with a creative team to write, design, rehearse, and perform in their own entirely original piece of theatre! Shows written specifically for this camp include Interviews with Cats, Driving in Cars, Fractured Fairy Tales/Classic Story Adaptations, and “The Outdoor Office.” Each camper will be assigned 1-2 different pieces. Campers will be empowered to create characters and dream up unique stories using a variety of methods -- from placing fairy tale characters in new situations, to researching cat behavior & Internet cat videos, to observing and imitating familiar figures (their parents!), and finally creating a “mockumentary” of what might happen when a company takes the office outside. Campers will even have a chance to design and build their own costumes and props. In the world of theatre, anything is possible, and "What's On Tonight?" is the perfect camp for anyone who's ever dreamed of seeing their imagination come to life!
The final performance will be shared live in person, outdoors, masked, and socially distant.
Rehearsal, acting class, devising/writing, costumes, props/virtual backgrounds, hair, makeup, inclusivity in theatre discussions.
Think of this as less of an audition and more of an opportunity to show us what you’ve got. We want to see what each actor brings to the table! Our team of directors and designers will use your video submission to craft the world of “ShowTube” with the goal of offering a fun and challenging program 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, age, and a fun fact about you.
A poem or monologue (1 minute or less): We prefer this to be a memorized piece. We encourage you to make vocal and physical choices to show off a character. Have fun with it!
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.
6th-8th graders will also be given a short writing prompt to submit.
*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 Zoom Orientation on Tuesday, 6/1 from 5-5:30 (link in your email)