2022 Summer Camps
The GhostLight Theatre is excited to be offering three camps this summer.
2022 Summer Camp
Summer Camp! This exhilarating day camp builds self-esteem & mutual respect through the practice & performance of circus arts!
For kids ages 6 - 16
Conducted by professional instructors from CircEsteem in Chicago
Cost is $250/student
Application deadline is June 15, 2021
Limited to 45 students
Download application to participate.
REGISTRATION ENDS JULY 15th!
DISCOVERING YOUR VOICE
Young Playwright Workshop
A one-week playwrighting workshop to learn valuable techniques and explore playwrighting. Our Discovering Your Voice workshop will be held Monday through Friday, July 25-29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The GhostLight Theatre.
Many current writers get their start studying how Shakespeare did it. This same method can work for you. Shakespeare had themes about which he was passionate. Themes of politics. Of love. Of power. And he knew better than anyone how to bring these themes to the stage. In this workshop, you will bring your own themes to life just as Shakespeare did. Think about people in the movies who brought about their own downfall – The Lion King based on Hamlet, West Side Story based on Romeo and Juliet and Mean Girls based on Julius Caesar.
Through simple acting exercises, theatre games, and by emulating the structural and literary elements that define Shakespeare, you will write an original tragedy comparable to those of the Bard. This workshop culminates with a readers-theatre performance of your original piece.
The workshop begins with a telling of Macbeth which is the anchoring model. Participants also perform excepts from this play such as Lady Macbeth’s dagger soliloquy. From this experience, you begin discussing key elements and writing your own scripts.
If you have ever appreciated a well-written play, this may be the time to create one of your own and have fun doing it!
ENROLLMENT: Open to 10 students entering 7th through 11th grade.
DATES: Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
COST: $100 per student.
LOCATION: The GhostLight Theatre, 101 Hinkley Street, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
INSTRUCTOR: Ken Smith, PhD in Psychology from Columbia University. Author of 5 books and numerous articles on gifted education. Retired teacher, 30+ years experience.
2022 Summer Camp
Building Excellence through Summer Theater
June 27 - July 1
A collaboration with The Citadel Dance & Music Center
COST: $350 per camper
Co-founders Lari Lawrence-Gist and Paul Mow will help students train intensively in all things “triple threat” including ballet, tap, jazz, acting for dancers, scene work, improv for actors, character development, vocal technique, diction and more. Includes audition prep, resume building, and head shots taken by a professional photographer.
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