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Get Expert Actor
Training for
Your Child

Summer 2023 Theatre Day Camps and Residential
Conservatvatories with Traveling Players
"A little-known summer gem for the budding actor"

Perform in our Plays – Small by Design

Small casts led by expert faculty give every student the individualized attention they deserve.

Awarded for Excellence

  • Selected as 1 of 25 model Summer Schools in the Arts by the NEA
  • Arts Education Award, 2020-21, ArtsFairfax
  • #1 Arts Camp in the Nation, CampEasy
  • Featured in Catalogue for Philanthropy, “featuring the area’s best, vetted, community-based charities for high-impact local giving”

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Expert Faculty

Every play is directed by professional artists and educators. Students receive training in character creation, movement, physical comedy, stage combat, improvisation, text analysis, as well as acting.

Unplugged and yet Deeply Connected

With no cell phones or social media around, students get the chance to unplug and meaningfully connect with peers.

Real Friendships, Real Growth

Team building activities in and out of rehearsal help to build a strong supportive community of actors who work well together, and create friendships that last a lifetime!

Great Theatre in the Great Outdoors

Students live & rehearse nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s Catoctin Mountains – Just 1 hour from DC!
Adventure is all around us – hiking, canoeing on the lake, camping under the stars, and more.

Perform for the Public – not just your friends and family!

All programs culminate in a performance at Tysons Corner Center — on the Plaza or in our Studio.
Shakespeare Troupe goes on a professional performance tour!

“Acting created a place for me to express myself and to feel like people are listening — and being at Traveling Players made me feel as if I was worth listening to. It’s a wonderful feeling.” 

— Student

“300 people auditioned. 22 people were cast. My son, who was a Traveling Players student for many years, will make his Muhlenberg Mainstage debut this November in the Greek tragedy ‘Agamemnon.’  He is one of only a very few freshmen to be cast in any of the school’s Mainstage productions.” 

– Parent 

Summer Programs

Acting Studio

  • Grades 2-4
  • 1 week
  • Spark imagination & new friendships!
  • Day Camp at Tysons Corner Center
  • Spark Imagination and new friendships!  
  • NO AUDITION REQUIRED

Mythology Ensemble

  • Grades 4-6
  • 2 weeks
  • Sleepaway Camp – Just 1 hour from DC
  • Perform an EPIC world premiere play based on Greek mythology!
  • By Audition

Thespian Ensemble

  • Grades 6-8
  • 3 weeks
  • Sleepaway Camp – Just 1 hour from DC
  • Expert acting training for the Middle School Comedian!
  • By Audition

Shakespeare Ensemble

  • Grades 8-12
  • 3 weeks
  • Residential Conservatory – Just 1 hour from DC
  • Shakespeare taught by experts in acting techniques!
  • By Audition

Shakespeare Troupe

  • Grades 9-12
  • 6 weeks
  • Residential Conservatory – Just 1 hour from DC
  • Pre-professional actor training
  • Go on a professional performance tour while still in high school!
  • By Audition
  • Touring Summer 2023 – Romeo & Juliet

Technical Theatre Apprenticeship

  • Grades 8-12
  • 3 or 6 weeks
  • Residential Conservatory – Just 1 hour from DC
  • Hands-on technical theatre training in costumes, props and scenic painting.
  • By Interview
About Traveling Players Ensemble

Where Aspiring Actors go to get Personalized Instruction
from Professionals

Innovative and personalized training is at the heart of every Traveling Players program. 

  • Class sizes are limited to no more than 12 students
  • Classes & performances are led by master teachers
  • Teachers have years of experience in professional theatre
  • Faculty is trained in First Aid 
  • All teachers hold a BA, BFA, or MFA in theatre
  • Many staff are Traveling Players alumni 

 

Our Artistic Director, Jeanne Harrison (she/her),  personally interviews every member of our staff and selects them for their proven skills as educators, artists, and role models. All employees of Traveling Players are rigorously background checked.  

 

Our staff is our biggest asset — comprised of talented artist educators who work professionally in the DC-metro area and around the world. They are hand-picked to give your child the best experience possible.