Theatre Camp


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.


For lunch students will dine in the Jaguar Student Activities Center, 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. 

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Theater CampEarly Tuition (through April 30th)


Tuition (after April 30th)



There is a $50 cancellation fee deducted from all refunds. Refunds will be processed up until June 4th, 2018. No refunds will be given after this date. To cancel your registration, please contact the PaCE office at 706-721-1490 no later than June 4th, 2018.

Theatre camp Scholarship- Essay Contest


Students who plan to attend the Augusta University Theatre Camp 2018 may submit an essay on the theme, The Importance of Theatre to a Community, to be eligible to receive one of the two scholarships. Essays must be received by April 20, 2018. The two winners selected will have their camp tuition fee waived. See the Essay Contest Rules for more details.

RequIred Forms

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.

Once registered, you will receive an email with release forms for you to print and complete. Forms should be submitted the same day the student is registered. Please see options for submitting required forms below.


(Subject line: Theatre Camp 2018 – Student’s Name)

Fax: 706-721-4642

In Person:   Augusta University
                     Division of Professional and Community Education
                     1120 15th St, FI-1066
                     Augusta, GA 30912

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Meet the Instructors

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.