Spring break is almost here and we’ve got a mighty affordable spring break camp to tell you about (just $10/$13 a class)! The Junior Academy for the Performing Arts Virtual Spring Break Theatre Camp (“Theatre Camp”) is a perfect fit for 8-12 year old’s with a talent and curiosity for the performing arts!
Inspired by their highly popular in-person camps, JAPA’s virtual Theatre Camp offers young performers engaging ways to get creative and stay active over spring break. At $10 a class for Prince George’s and Montgomery County residents ($13 for nonresidents), these camps are a great deal! Read on for more info and register today.
About Spring Break Theatre Camp
Each day will be a new theme focused on different stories and tales from around the world, to the stars and beyond. Led by a team of local theatre pros, campers will explore interactive classes in improv, acting, singing, costume creation, technical theatre and more – all from the comfort of your own home.
Mix & Match or Pick ’em all!
Mix and match to create the perfect Spring Break for your budding performer! (To register, visit Parks Direct and search for the camp using the numbers noted below.)
$10 a class/ $50 a week (residents)
$13 a class/ $65 a week (non-resident)
All classes run 10am – 2pm and will be virtual on Microsoft Teams.
Monday, March 29: Fairy Tales with a Twist
Acting out classic fairy tales with a modern twist, students will learn how to develop characters read and perform scenes and monologues, and play fairy tale themed theatre games. With a special focus on improvisational skills. Parks Direct: 31264-202A.
Tuesday, March 30: Myths & Legends
Take a trip around the world and discover theatre scenes based on myths and legends. Whether exploring Greek mythology or African Folktales, join us for character exploration and games for a day of fun virtual theatre. With a special focus on props and costumes. Parks Direct: 31264-202B
Wednesday, March 31: Blast off to Outer Space
From aliens to astronauts and back to Earth again. Using radio drama scripts and sci-fi stories, students will get to perform and create their own unique space dramas and sound effects. Parks Direct: 31264-202C
Thursday, April 1: Adventures and Quests
Sometimes the journey is as much fun as the destination! Come explore how heroes conquer their fears and make friends along the way to their goals, using adventure themed stories and audition skills. Parks Direct: 31264-202D
Friday, April 2: Virtual Theatre Tales
Telling stories on the virtual stage is a new frontier for the world of theatre. Let us explore engaging virtual plays, scenes, and stories that have been written to be performed online. Register at Parks Direct: 31264-202E
Register online at www.pgparks.com today. Parks Direct Number: 31264
Questions? Email Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Little About Our Directors
- Heather Carter, (goes by Carter): With over 20 years of educational theatre experience, Carter loves directing and working with students of all ages. She has a strong background in Puppetry, Pantomime, and Improvisation. She has been working with theatre programs at M-NCPPC for 5 years and cannot wait to work with new and old students this spring on the virtual stage.
- Daniel Riker: A local professional actor and youth theatre director with over 10 years of experience. Daniel focuses on Shakespeare, the Circus Arts, and Playwriting. In addition, he teaches workshops and classes on audition preparation. He loves working with youth theatre and is excited to be back this spring to work with students virtually.
- Elizabeth Malone: Elizabeth is the producer and facilitator of the spring break classes as well as the Junior Academy for Performing Arts. She has over 15 years of theatre and media education experience, has directed over 20 youth theatre productions, and was a full time theatre teacher in local public schools for 10 years. Elizabeth is an Arts Specialist with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, MD. It is her passion to bring high quality theatre programs to the Prince George’s County community.
The Junior Academy of the Performing Arts (JAPA) introduces theater to students who have a talent and curiosity for the performing arts and strengthens the knowledge and skill level of students already interested in performance. We offer a fall and spring musical program for youth ages 8 to 12. In addition, we have summer camps, spring break classes, and workshops throughout the year. Our program typically rehearses at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland in College Park, MD. However, this year all our programs will be available on the virtual stage. JAPA is a program of the Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. Check out arts.pgparks.com to find out more about our upcoming virtual programs.
The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least two weeks in advance of the program’s start date to request and receive a disability accommodation.
Presented by the Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division.
This post is sponsored by the Prince George’s County, Department of Parks and Recreation, whose Spring Break Theatre Camp is one that we believe would be appealing to Route One Fun readers!