2018 Camp Details
- For current 9th – 12th graders
- Camp Dates: June 18 – August 4, 2018
- On Tour July 23 – August 4
- 7 weeks, 5 campouts plus 14-day tour, 8 performances
- By audition only. Click here to learn about auditions.
- Tuition $5,150 ($5,050 before Feb. 11)
- Before Auditioning, please read our Troupe Policies for info about commitments and electronics on tour.
“TPE takes all that teenaged energy and angst and produces something wonderful.” – Audience Member, 2006
- Group size limited to 13
- Staff to camper ratio of 1:4
- Professional Direction
- Daily Acting Classes
- Bus Transportation Included
- Campouts every Thursday
- Two-Week Tour to perform (see details below)
Experience a professional-level tour while still in high school! Combining advanced training in Shakespeare with a rigorous performance tour, the Traveling Troupe offers challenges unlike any other teen theatre program. Artistic Director Jeanne Harrison draws on her 29 years as a director and teacher to bring out the best in every performer, and to bring them together into a powerful, supportive ensemble.
The Traveling Troupe rehearses a full-length Shakespeare play and then takes it on tour by purple bus, camping and performing in beautiful outdoor theaters throughout Virginia. Along the way, we’ll go camping, hiking, white-water rafting, and exploring in Colonial Williamsburg.
Learn more about Traveling Troupe from former campers!
This summer, the Traveling Troupe performs The Merry Wives of Windsor, one of Shakespeare’s lightest and most gleefully mischievous comedies. The no-good knight Falstaff goes on a raucous romp accompanied by clever wives, jealous husbands, benevolent scoundrels, innocent servants, and a basket of very dirty laundry. This play turns the battle of the sexes into an escalating war of practical jokes in which even the victims get to join in the fun.
The Performance Tour
After five weeks of rehearsals, you’ll pack up your bus and hit the road for a full two-week tour through Virginia, performing at Colonial Williamsburg, the Lime Kiln Amphitheater, and other beautiful outdoor sites. Along the way, you’ll go camping, hiking, white-water rafting, and exploring in Colonial Williamsburg. All this before returning for a final performance festival for family and friends!