Traveling Players Ensemble

Acting and Improv Mini-Camp

Fairfax Collegiate

***DATES, TIMES and PROGRAMS for 2014’s Fairfax Collegiate Programs are not yet confirmed.  All information below is for 2013.  Please check back soon for more information.***

Sinclair_and_girlsCamp Overview

  • Camp Sessions: Two week sessions, July 8 – August 16
  • For rising 5th – 6th graders
  • At locations in McLean, and Alexandria! Click here for details.
  • No Transportation provided.

Registration for this program is through Fairfax Collegiate.  Registration opens on January 14, 2013. This is a half-day class, but Fairfax Collegiate also offers additional programming if you’d like a full-day experience, in addition to flexible drop-off times to accomodate any schedule. Click on the location link to learn more.

Alexandria: Session 2 (July 8 – July 19), afternoon
McLean: Session 4 (August 5 – August 16), afternoon


Improvisation and Scene Study

This improvisation and scene study class gives acting students an overview of the art of performing.  While playing fun-filled improvisational theatre games, we will tap into the creative juices of each student while teaching basic acting skills: clarity of thought and action, actively listening and responding, mental agility, spontaneity, and creative problem solving.  While rehearsing short scenes, students will practice analyzing scripts, building a character, balancing logic with imagination, and collaborating with scene partners.


On the final day, students will perform rehearsed scenes and improvisational games.  This acting class allows students develop good performance habits (stronger reading and speaking skills, being comfortable in front of an audience) while making new friends and going on artistic adventures!

Intensive Theatre Training combined with a supportive community

Traveling Players has a staff to student ratio of 1:4, with each ensemble directed by a theatre professional with an advanced degree, aided by two assistant directors who have or are pursuing undergraduate degrees.  This allows for personalized attention – bringing out the best in every child.  To learn more about of staff, visit our Faculty page.

Traveling Players is an ensemble theatre company.  This means that we build groups of campers able to work together to mount a show featuring the whole group, with everyone given a chance to showcase his or her growth and talent.  Ensembles are not just built in the rehearsal space.  We take our campers through a series of team building exercises to facilitate the formation of strong relationships and campers that know they can depend on their fellows.