Traveling Players Ensemble

Technical Theatre

2018 Camp Details

Technical Theatre campers can sign up to accompany either the High School Ensemble or the Traveling Troupe on tour.  Details for both options are listed below:

High School Ensemble

  • For current 8th – 12th graders
  • Camp Session 1: June 18 – July 13, 2018
  • Camp Session 2: July 16 – August 10, 2018
    • 4 weeks, 4 campouts, 4 performances
  • Tuition: $2,500 ($2,400 before Feb. 11)

Traveling Troupe

  • For current 9th – 12th graders
  • Camp Dates: June 18 – August 4, 2018
    • On Tour July 23 – August 4
    • 5-7 weeks, 5 campouts plus 14-day tour, 8 performances
  • By interview only.  See below for details.
  • Tuition $5,150 ($5,050 before Feb. 11)

For both options:

The head of the costume shop happily at work on her sewing machine!


Camp Features:

Work as part of a small crew to create sets, props, and costumes for up to four shows in a single four-week session. Campers can concentrate on the scene shop, costume shop, or learn the elements of stage management. Technical campers receive individualized, hands-on training in all aspects of construction and production for outdoor theatre.


Campers priming the backdrop in the Madeira School scene shop

A Typical Day

While other campers are rehearsing, you’re painting and sewing. Tech campers take the bus, play games during morning revels, camp out on overnights, and go swimming on Friday afternoons with the rest of camp. Join your ensemble every day for ensemble-building activities like low ropes and for daily classes with our talented faculty. Learn more about what it means to be part of an ensemble.

The High School Tour

Once the work in the shops is done, you go on tour, accompanying the High School Ensemble to Skyline Drive.  Tech campers aren’t just roadies; they become valued members of the ensemble, sharing equally in the responsibilities and rewards of the tour while learning all the skills of running a touring outdoor show. Individual roles on tour vary depending on the needs of the show, but Tech campers play a key role in setting up, striking, and running sound and lights. Hike, play, swim, camp, and bring great theatre to the great outdoors!

The Traveling Troupe Tour

Techies accompanying the Traveling Troupe get the experience of mounting a full professional-level touring show.  The techies are vital members of the team, helping with set up and strike, and working with the staff to run lights and sound in a variety of environments, from outdoor spaces like the gorgeous Lime Kiln Theater to state-of-the-art spaces like Colonial Williamsburg’s Kimball Theater.  All this, plus outdoor fun, hiking, exploring, and creating memories that last a lifetime!

High School Ensemble actors loading their set into the bus after a successful performance at Goodwin House