Theatre Camp

Theatre Camp is open to rising 6th-12th graders.

Theatre Camp - Regular 
Hours: 8:00am-3:00pm
Fee: $195

Theatre Camp - Extended* 
Hours: 8:00am-5:00pm
Fee: $245

*Students who attend the Extended session will have the opportunity to work with Augusta University Theatre students rehearsing and preparing for the final showcase.



  • Each child MUST be registered separately
  • Each child MUST be registered using a different e-mail address
  • RETURNING USERS: Please log in and register using your existing account. If you have trouble accessing your account please contact the registration office at 706-721-1490.
  • NEW USERS: Please register using the student/child's name as the "new user", not the parent/guardian. A separate field will be provided for the parent/guardian's name.
  • Payment is due at time of registration. If payment is not made the registration will be cancelled.

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*There is a $50 cancellation fee deducted from all refunds. Refunds will be processed up until June 3, 2019. No refunds will be given after this date. To cancel your registration, please contact the PaCE office at 706-721-3967 no later than June 3, 2019.

The contest is open to all middle and high school students who plan to attend the Augusta University Theatre Camp, June 10-14, 2019. Two winners will be selected to have their camp tuition reduced.

The contest theme is The Importance of the Theatre to a Community

Essay Requirements:

  • Essays must be no longer than 150 words, submitted in English.
  • Each essay must be submitted with the student's full name, valid e-mail address and rising grade level.  Essays cannot be submitted without this information.
  • Only one entry per student per year, and each entry must be the work of only one student.
  • Any essays found the be plagiarized will be automatically disqualified.


  • April 19, 2019: All entries must be submitted electronically. No Exceptions.
  • April 26, 2019: All winners will be notified by e-mail.

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Doug Joiner received his BA in Communication from Augusta College and his MFA in Directing from Virginia Commonwealth University. Doug has directed throughout the U.S. as well as in Romania, at the Sibui International Theatre Festival. His directing credits include The Bacchae, TRIBES, Tempest, Becky Shaw, Julius Caesar, Tartuffe, Amadeus, Keeley and Du, Killer Joe, The Madman and the Nun, The Good Father, and Wit. As a performer, Doug has acted in Clybourne Park, Glengarry Glen Ross, Torch Song Trilogy, Two Rooms and The Pillowman, to name a few. As a recent transplant into scene design and construction, his credits include Smokefall, The Effect, Goblin Market, Medea, and The Little Prince. Doug teaches Communication and Theatre at AU.

Melanie Kitchens O’Meara is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, where she teaches courses in Performance Studies and Theatre. She received her PhD and MA in Communication Studies from Louisiana State University. Dr. O’Meara is the organizer of the Patti Pace Performance Festival. She regularly presents her scholarship by staging performances at conferences, festivals, and workshops. Most recently, she wrote and directed Fanny's Fantastic Food Frolic for the main stage at AU. Her research has been published in Text and Performance Quarterly and Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies.

All students participating in camps at Augusta University are required to provide supplemental information so that camp staff may act appropriately in the event of an emergency. All students are required to have a release form on file with the Division of Professional and Community Education office before they can participate in camp activities. Any student who does not have a release form on file will not be permitted to participate in camp activities.

  • All Theatre Camp participants MUST complete and submit a form packet for each registered child/student within 3 business days.
  • Incomplete forms will not be accepted.
  • If complete forms are not submitted within 3 business days the registration will be cancelled and a refund will be issued. Please contact us if you have any questions or issues completing your forms.

Download Required Forms


  • Scan and email to with the subject: Theatre Camp Forms: [Student’s First & Last Name]
  • Mail forms to:
    Augusta University Professional and Community Education
    1120 15th Street, FI-1066
    Augusta, GA 30912
  • Bring them in person to the Professional and Community Education (PaCE) Office in the Augusta University Alumni Center
     919 15th Street
    Augusta, GA 30912
    **Enter at door facing back parking lot - Please note this door typically remains locked for safety reasons. 

View full camp schedule

8:30 a.m. Warm-Up
9:00 a.m. Performance Writing and Devising Workshop
11:00 a.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. Acting and Performance Workshop
2:00 p.m. Stage Combat and Theatre Games
3:00 p.m. Showcase Rehearsal (for Extended Camp students only)

Students will dine in the Jaguar Student Activities Center (JSAC), the heartbeat of the campus and a short walk from where daily activities to take place. Students may bring lunch from home, or bring money to purchase food from the Summerville Food Court. The Jaguar Student Activities Center offers Slice of Life Pizza, sub sandwiches, Hissho Sushi, WoW Cafe as well as a variety of grab-and go food items. 

Augusta University SUmmerville CampusAll camp activities will take place on the Augusta University, Summerville Campus located at 2500 Walton Way. The campus was originally used as an United States Army Arsenal and now houses many of the undergraduate programs. Student will have the opportunity to be fully immersed in campus surroundings while gaining familiarity with classrooms and performance venues (Grover C. Maxwell Performing Arts Theatre & D. Doug Bernard Jr. Amphitheatre) at Augusta University. The History Walk, the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art, The Honors Program and the Maxwell Alumni House  are all found on the Summerville Campus. It is also home to the James M. Hull College of Business, College of Education, College of Science and Mathematics, and the Pamplin College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences.