The ASC Theatre Camp emphasizes a unique blend of performance training, personal development, and academic excellence - all key factors to college prep success.
ASC Theatre Camp participants, ranging in age from 13 to 18, will discover the world of Shakespeare through our comprehensive, college-preparatory training program. Students take classes, engage in rehearsals, and receive professional instruction culminating in a one hour performance of a play by Shakespeare.
In classes and rehearsals, campers discover how Shakespeare’s Staging Conditions - employing universal lighting, engaging in audience contact, performing music, playing multiple roles and genders and using the space Shakespeare wrote for-reveal more about Shakespeare than they could ever learn in the classroom alone.
Campers interact with professional theatre-makers and form lasting friendships within a vibrant community of creative individuals who help challenge each other to play at their limits. Campers gain valuable experiences that serve them in many aspects of their future - in school and beyond.
When: ASC Theatre Camp 2015 will be held in two sessions. Session I will be held June 21 - July 12, 2015. Session II will be held July 19 - August 9, 2015.
*Session 1 Shows: Henry V, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Cymbeline
*Session 2 Shows: Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, and The Two Gentlemen of Verona
Who: Students aged 13 to 18 with a dedicated interest in theatre and/or Shakespeare are welcome to apply. Students should be prepared for intensive performance training, which requires a rigorous and often physically demanding schedule. Students will engage in an academically challenging program designed to help them prepare for college. You do not need to have prior experience studying or performing Shakespeare to apply.
Campers come from across the United States and as far as London and Tokyo to learn from top Shakespearean scholars, professional guest directors, and current and former American Shakespeare Center actors. International students may click here to learn more about our program requirements.
Where: Camp will be held on the Mary Baldwin College campus in Staunton, Virginia, with performances at the Blackfriars Playhouse. Campers enjoy a private, modern dormitory and access to the campus library, classrooms, rehearsal, and dining facilities.
Residential Camper Tuition – $3475.00. The Resident Camper Tuition will include all classes, room and board at Mary Baldwin College, t-shirt, final show DVD, two family tickets to the closing day picnic, and admission to ASC performances during camp.
Day Camper Tuition – $2150.00. The Day Camper Tuition includes all classes, lunch, t-shirt, final show DVD, two family tickets to the closing day picnic, and admission to ASC performances during camp. For an additional fee, day campers can sign up for the full meal plan, which includes breakfast and dinner at camp, for $300. Due to the rigor of our daily schedule, we highly recommend that all day campers purchase the meal plan. Day campers must live within a 30-minute drive of Staunton, VA.
Extended Registration - Double Your Fun!
Campers may register for both ASCTC Sessions and get an entire summer of Shakespeare study and performance or extend their stay for either session by one week. From July 13 to July 18, campers will have opportunities to intern with the ASC Education Department and relax in Staunton while still enjoying on-campus life. Extended registration includes dorm accommodation, all meals on campus, and a trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA. Please contact Kim Newton at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our extended registration options.
Extended Registration Fee: $840
Please visit the Tuition and Financial Aid page for more detailed information about payment and financial assistance.
ASC Refund Policy: The initial deposit of $125 is non-refundable. If a camper withdraws more than 60 days from the start of camp, everything except that deposit is refundable. If a camper withdraws 31-60 days before the start of camp, 50% of tuition paid in will be refunded. If a camper withdraws 30 or fewer days before the start of camp, the ASC will not be able to provide a refund.
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Sample Daily Schedule:
|8:30-9:00am||Vocal and Physical Warm-Up|
|12:45-3:00pm||Lunch and Personal Time|
|3:00-5:30pm||Master Classes or Seminars|
|6:30-8:30pm||Showcase rehearsal, Play Performance, or Special Activity|
|8:30-10:00pm||Study Hours, Dress rehearsals. Dress rehearsals in Week 3 may run until midnight.|
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