We’ve put together an entire packing list for your convenience, but please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions. Below are descriptions or details of some frequently asked about items.

Click here for the ASC Theatre Camp packing list (opens in a new tab).

Please go, but pack lots of black! – 2016 Camper

Base Costumes
Costuming at the ASC Theatre Camp usually consists of character indicators added to a black or neutral base costume. We ask all campers to pack plenty of black clothes with this in mind, including black shoes (sneakers or dress shoes).

Whether it is for the plays, masquerade dance, or pre-show entertainment sketches, we encourage everyone to bring some favorite funky pieces of clothing that show a sense of character. It could be anything from a cool hat to a dramatic dress, but most of all it should be something you think looks interesting from an audience’s perspective.

Movement Clothes
Because we are a theatre camp everyone is required to wear clothes that allow for full physical movement without being too revealing in rehearsals and performances master classes. If you have a dance background feel free to bring jazz or character shoes, otherwise, bring sneakers. And don’t forget a swimsuit for our day at Sherando Lake!

We recommend that all campers bring a copy of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare. We recommend the Norton Shakespeare, edited by Stephen Greenblatt, Walter Cohen, Jean E. Howard, and Katharine Eisaman Maus. Campers with reliable e-readers may also wish to consider a well-edited digital text such as the Folger’s online editions.

Musical Instruments
No matter your skill level we encourage everyone to bring a musical instrument of some sort. Shakespeare’s plays are full of music, sound, and fury – and the ASC’s trademark is to highlight all of it, both during, before and at the end of the plays.

I loved having a common passion with everyone. We’re all nerds and it’s fun! Most of the workshops were incredibly interesting and I learned so much about acting and Shakespeare, most of which I’ll use in performances this year! 10/10 I’m planning on coming back next year, unless some huge tragic accident accident happens, like I get mauled by a bear. – 2016 Camper




Checklist for Everyone
  1. Review the ASC Theatre Camp Packing List to make sure campers bring everything they should – and nothing they shouldn’t.
  2. Decide whether you’d like to get a head start on your degree by earning college credit from Mary Baldwin University during camp.
  3. Decide whether you’d like to participate in the Extended Experience Week (XXW).
Checklist for Campers
  1. Read all the plays in your session. We have provided links to full copies of every play being produced at the 2019 ASC Theatre Camp – so you have no excuses.
  2. After you have read all of the plays in your session, complete and submit the Audition Form for your session.
  3. Prepare your monologue for the auditions, which take place on the first full day of camp. Not sure where to start with prep? No worries – we’ve got some tips for you.
  4. Get ready to have the time of your life.
Checklist for Parents:
  1. Make sure tuition is paid in full by the session due date (the Monday two weeks before the start of the session). For information about your account, enter your ASCTC 2019 Account ID into our Account Status Update Request form.
  2. Confirm your travel arrangements for drop off and pickup. If you have requested travel assistance, make sure to notify and confirm your arrangements with camp staff by sending us your camper’s travel details, including flight numbers, carriers, and arrival times.
  3. Help your camper practice their audition monologue.