Augusta University Theatre Camp is an exciting opportunity for students interested in building their acting skills, or even those looking to try something new.
Theatre Camp is a week full of acting, theater games, workshops, audition tips, costuming, plus a peek at what goes on backstage and more! The one week session will conclude with a performance that features the original theatre work created by the students during the camp.
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Theatre Camp is open to rising 6th-12th graders.
CAMP HOURS & FEES
Theatre Camp - Extended*
*Students who attend the Extended session will have the opportunity to work with Augusta University Theatre students rehearsing and preparing for the final showcase.
*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.
SCHOLARSHIP ESSAY CONTEST
The contest theme is The Importance of the Theatre to a Community
MEET THE FACULTY
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.
RETURN YOUR COMPLETED FORMS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
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.
All 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.