Teen to Teen Theatre presents summer camp opportunities

By Michaela King
Times-News Correspondent
teens20@thetimesnews.com

Burlington’s Teen to Teen Theatre group is presenting a Teen to Teen 2012 summer camp.

Teen to Teen is a group that allows young teens to interact among each other while learning proper acting techniques. Participants learn life lessons, improvisation skills, how to overcome stage fright, etc. Teen to Teen holds meetings from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Mondays at Thataways Youth Center, 1334 Overbrook Road, Burlington, and plays are performed often.

Teen to Teen Theatre’s 2012 summer camps also offer a chance for young children to get together, have a fun time and learn different levels of acting.

“Camps are being offered to encourage creativity and to provide an opportunity for participants to use their imagination” Carol Plew, director of the theater’s camps and director of Teen to Teen, said.

There are four different camps this summer. They include:

– “Heroes and Villains and Dragons, oh my!”  (9 a.m. to noon July 30 to Aug. 3, ages 7-10) is designed to use imaginations and develop acting techniques. This camp will teach tips for overcoming stage fright, develop improvisation skills and help understand a character’s personality. Participants explore ways to use your voice and body to portray diverse characters.

“The goal of these camps are to get people comfortable speaking up in front of people and interacting with other children,” Plew said.

– “Ditsy Divas and Villainous Vampires” (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 30-Aug. 3; ages 11-14) is designed for participants “to channel your inner actor.” Explore different ways to develop characterization showing emotion. Learn improvisation skills, humor and special tips for improving auditions. Each character in this group will learn how to create a personal monologue.

“Fractured Fairy Tales” (9 a.m. to noon Aug. 6-10; ages 7-10) is designed for children to use their imagination and create a “fractured” fairy tale based on different fairy tales. Participants learn about storytelling and how a fable can entertain and educate. Children will learn special makeup techniques and how costumes help describe a character. Campers will prepare their own “fractured” fairy tale, too.

“Into the ‘Hoods” (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6-10; ages 11-15) is the “craziest camp of all.” It’s designed to see how crazy participants can get. Campers will use different plays and movies to create an insane short play and learn how to create a script, as well as characters. Participants also learn how makeup and costumes help in presenting a character. (Makeup instruction is included).

Pricing for all camps is $50. This includes snacks and drinks every day, as well as a T-shirt. Camps are at the Historic Downtown Depot area of 200 S. Main St. in Burlington. Pre-registration is required. To register, call (336)-222-5134.For more information on the camps or if you are interested in joining the Teen to Teen group, visit burlingtonnc.gov/teen2teen or call (336)-570-6516.

Michaela King is a rising sophomore home-schooler and a Teens & Twenties writer.

 

 

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