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Selected by the National Endowment for the Arts as a 2007 Summer School for the Arts – one of 25 in the nation!
Traveling Players Ensemble’s summer camp provides intensive, classical theatre training to small troupes of teen and pre-teen actors who are carefully guided by professional theatre artists to perform in outdoor settings. Our program reflects the origins of theatre, when troupes of actors roamed the ancient and medieval countryside, relying on the barest props and boldest imagination to convey their art. Each session culminates in a fully mounted and designed performance which tours to several locations, cultivating stronger, more adaptable and capable artists and individuals.
Traveling Players emphasizes a meaningful engagement with nature. Our unique day camp (Monday-Friday) features a campout every Thursday – when performers learn Leave No Trace camping techniques, pitching tents and cooking outdoors. In their final week, teens tour their show and camp close to their performance sites – giving them the experience of wandering entertainers who carry their dinner, tent and props in their trusty pack. As artists and backpackers, campers learn self-reliance, creative problem solving, and to appreciate challenges and beauty.
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TPE is like a family for her - she feels loved and accepted and has learned amazing values and practices that inform not only her life on stage but her life, period. We really appreciate all that everyone at TPE does to maintain the core mission of the program as it grows and develops and to put it to practice in every part of the program, not just the stage pieces."