Traveling Players Ensemble

Acting Sampler Week

2018 Camp Details


“[He] was always talking about subject matter he’d been exposed to in the camp. He really benefited from the approach presented for building a character. He has struggled with fiction subject matter in the past but this camp’s approach really worked for him.” – Parent, 2014

Camp Features:

This one-week program is designed to introduce the new camper to Traveling Players, teaching acting and outdoor skills in a fun, relaxed environment.

Each day brings new theatre games and acting skills.  The campers will sample a variety of activities, including improvisation, acting classes, physical theatre (stage combat and mask theatre),  outdoor skills, and introductions to two of the world’s greatest playwrights: Shakespeare and Molière.  Running alongside other ensembles, this week is great as an introduction to Traveling Players, as an add-on to the Mythology Ensemble or Middle School Ensemble, or just as a fun way to spend a free week.

Listen to Artistic Director Jeanne Harrison talk about the Acting Sampler!

What the Week Looks Like

  • Monday through Wednesday
    Normal Camp Days (See A Typical Day)
  • Thursday
    Sharing Day.  Campers arrive by bus as normal, and have a typical day until 4pm, then instead of going home, they will get on the bus along with the rest of camp to ride to Lake Fairfax Park.  Parents can join us there at 5:30 for an informal showing of the week’s work.  At 6pm, we’ll have a cast party around the campfire, and parents can take their campers home by 6:30pm.
  • Friday
    Parents drop their kids off at 9am.  In the afternoon, we have a second sharing at the pool with the rest of the camp. SAMPLER C PLEASE NOTE: We will not offer Friday afternoon bus transportation for this session.  Instead, campers can come with us to the Madeira school for our final performance festival, which goes into the evening.  Parents can pick their kids up at Madeira that evening.