Traveling Players Ensemble

Acting Sampler 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.***

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  • Session 3 only: July 22 – August 2
  • For rising 7th – 9th graders
  • Located in Falls Church; Click here for details
  • No Transportation provided.

Registration for this program is through Fairfax Collegiate.  Registration opens on January 14, 2013. This class is a half-day morning class, but Fairfax Collegiate offers a variety of afternoon programming as well, in addition to flexible drop-off times to accomodate any schedule. Learn more about Fairfax Collegiate Falls Church classes (scroll down to Session 3).


Acting Skills for Beginning or Experienced Performers!

Perfect for beginning or experienced performers, this class gives students an overview of the art of performing. Each day brings new theatre games and acting skills! Students will experience a variety of theatrical training, including improvisation, physical theatre (stage combat and mask theatre) and introductions to two of the world’s greatest playwrights: Shakespeare and Moliere.

Students will learn skills including vocal projection, reading and analyzing complex text, actively listening and responding, clarity of thought and action, collaborating with partners, creative problem solving, good performance and rehearsal habits, comic timing, and being comfortable in front of an audience.


On the final day, students will perform rehearsed scenes and improvisational games, showcasing their progress for an audience of family and friends!

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.