2021 SUMMER CAMPS canceled
UPDATED June 23, 2021
After taking 2020 off due to COVID-19, GreenStage was hoping to be offer Summer Camps of some kind in 2021, but it is not to be. We partner with Seattle Parks and Recreation for camps, so a safe return to the parks is dependent on factors out of our control. We were given the green light to rent space in the parks for camps, but didn’t feel we would have time to properly plan, promote, and staff the camps. Camps will return in 2022 .
Camps for kids ages 5-17 – Returning summer of 2022
Our summer encourage students to take a personal journey through the world of classical theatre. Each week-long camp embraces imagination, nurtures focus and teamwork, and ends with a free performance (picnic recommended) in the parks for family and friends. All camps directed by GreenStage Staff. Costumes are provided.
PEE WEE SHAKESPEAREANS – ages 5-8
In our Pee Wee camps, creative dramatics, games, and art bring your child into the imagination of Shakespeare’s world. They will explore several short pieces of his plays and learn about getting into character, figure out how to tell a story as part of a group, learn a few phrases in the original language, and discover the joys of performing.
Pee Wee camps are 3 hours per day, Monday through Friday, with a performance at the normal end time on Friday
Youth Theatre Camps – ages 8-15
Students will memorize and perform a cutting of a Shakespeare play. Besides working on acting, students will play games while learning to speak and understand Shakespeare’s language. May also include some stage combat, dance, and/or music.
Youth camps are 5 hours per day, Monday through Friday, with a performance at the normal end time on Friday
Full Day Youth Camp – ages 10-17
The week will be spent learning the story of the play and demystifying the original language while memorizing and rehearsing a cutting of the play. We will also train in some stage combat, including basic swordplay; play some games; and possibly fashion some set pieces.
Full Day camps are 7 hours per day, Monday through Friday, with a performance at the normal end time on Friday
Youth Theatre Camp – ages 8-15
Using Shakespeare’s words and stories as a starting point, students will create their own play by twisting famous plotlines and characters into a kind of “Fakespeare”! Students will create this parody together using improv and playwriting techniques to shape their own unique play. A few basic stage combat moves may be taught and used.
Improv camps are 5 hours per day (usually 9am to 2pm), Monday through Friday, with a performance at the normal end time on Friday
About GreenStage’s Theatre Camps
GreenStage’s educational programs support the values of successful learning and include summer shows for ages 5-17. Our theatre camps take each student on a personal journey through the world of Shakespeare. Their natural imaginations will be embraced and nurtured as their ability to focus and work as a team increases. All offerings focus on positive reinforcement and esteem building skills as our young artists explore Shakespeare’s mind-expanding concepts and beautiful world vision. Our instructors create supportive environments in the beauty of the Seattle area parks where we have been staging our professional shows since 1989. Each week-long camp ends with a free performance (picnic recommended) in the parks for family and friends.