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WTC 2019 Summer Theatre Camps



July 8 - 12

Tales with a Twist: The Wacky World of Aesop!
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM (For Children Entering 1st – 3rd grade)
Cost: $160.00
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (For Children Entering 4th – 12th grade)
Cost: $210.00

July 29 - August 2

Playmaking (Devisement)
9:30 AM - Noon (For Children Entering 1st – 3rd grade)
Cost: $100.00

Mime, Slapstick and Clowning
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (For Children Entering 4th – 12th Grades
Cost: $100.00


WTC will open the I.A. O'Shaughnessy Center to campers 15 minutes prior to the start of each camp.
There are a limited number of spaces in all camps so register ASAP!
We highly recommend that all campers bring a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing and shoes they can move and dance in.
NOTE: All Teaching Artists have degrees, certifications and/or extensive professional experience in their area of expertise!

For additional information contact Kim Krueger, WTC’s Artistic Director
kim@whitefishtheatreco.org
406-862-5371 ext 231


Tales with a Twist: The Wacky World of Aesop!
For Children Entering 1st, – 12th Grade
July 8 - 12
from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM for children in 1st thru 3rd grades
from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM for children in 4th thru 12th grades
at WTC’s Home — the O’Shaughnessy Center


Tales with a Twist will have a supervised lunch break so all campers must bring a sack lunch.
Older kids that stay past 2:30 should bring a snack.



Come and learn ALL aspects of theatre! Campers will star in hilarious twisted tales based on Aesop’s Fables! In the mornings they will rotate between 3 professional teachers in singing, dancing and acting! Older campers will then stay to work again with professionals and help create their own costumes, props and sets for a fully immersive theatre experience.
All this culminates in a high energy performance for friends and family on Friday!

Teaching Artist: Amanda Sienknecht Amanda has been teaching and playing music for twenty years. She is a Kalispell native who grew up attending Kalispell schools and graduating from Flathead High School in 1992. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Music Education from The University of Montana as a string specialist. She has been enjoying living in her hometown and teaching music to all age levels. She and her husband play in various local bands for weddings, parties, and community events.
   
Teaching Artist: Alyssa Morales Alyssa hails from Arlington, Texas and graduated from Same Houston State University with a BFA in Dance. Being new to Whitefish, she is thrilled to be involved in the arts community and bringing dance to the kiddos at Whitefish Theatre Co. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, dancing ballet, and riding her bike around town.
   
Teaching Artist: Kim Krueger Kim holds a BFA in Theatre from the University of Idaho and has enjoyed working with kids for over 25 years! She has worked for Missoula Children’s Theatre, taught children’s acting in L.A. and directed shows at Evergreen Jr. High and Kalispell Middle School for 7 years. Kim is the Artistic Director of WTC.
   
Teaching Artist: Lea Shanks Lea has a Performing Arts Degree with an emphasis in Directing, technical theater and design. Although she has various professional, regional, and community theater experience, the 10 years spent as Columbia Falls High School Theater Director is a time she holds most dear. She finds great joy in sharing her passion for theater and helping shape young thespians. When she’s not costuming you can find Lea working at the Child Development Center, shuttling her tweens around to activities, or enjoying a backyard bonfire while rocking out to some good 80’s tunes.
   
Teaching Artist: Robbie Moody Robbie is the Technical Director for Whitefish Theatre Company. He was trained in professional theatre production in Montreal and worked primarily as a lighting designer, call technician, and stage carpenter for many of the English speaking theatre companies in the city. He was also Technical Director for Hudson Village Theatre, a small theatre off the island of Montreal. This is Robbie’s third season working at WTC.



Playmaking (Devisement)
For Children Entering 1st – 3rd Grade
July 29 - August 2 from 9:30 AM to Noon at WTC’s Home — the O’Shaughnessy Center


Minimum enrollment of 7 campers required for Playmaking (Devisement) or this camp will be cancelled and refunds issued.

Participants will learn how to collaboratively build a play from the ground up using physical theatre exercises that provide a structure to push against time and space, as well as literary devices to facilitate a well made story. Students will also be designing their own scenery, props, and costumes out of basic materials while learning elements of design. There will be a presentation of the short play (approximately 20 minutes) created by the campers for friends and family on Friday.

Teaching Artist: Rebecca Schaffer Rebecca is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist and musician. She is the founder of Viscosity Theatre and the Cabaret. She is currently teaching High School Drama at the American School Foundation of Guadalajara, Mexico as of August, 2018. She specializes in new play development and physical acting techniques, and is interested in how our outer comportment affects our psychology as performers and people. She graduated with her MFA in Acting from the University of Montana, 2013.



Mime, Slapstick and Clowning
For Children Entering 4th – 12th Grade
July 29 - August 2 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM at WTC’s Home — the O’Shaughnessy Center


Minimum enrollment of 7 campers required for Mime, Slapstick and Clowning or this camp will be cancelled and refunds issued.

Participants will begin by learning the fundamentals of mime and creating illusion. We will be working with foundations in Marcel Marceau's pantomime based storytelling in order to learn specificity and articulation of the body. Once mastered, students will begin to play in the highly physical space of slapstick comedy: the art of the physical gag. During the course of this workshop, participants will learn slapstick comedy basics, including pratfalls, slapstick combat, and the fundamentals of physical timing. We will finish the week with a series of clown exercises designed to cultivate play, impulse response, and imagination.
There will be a presentation for friends and family on Friday.

Teaching Artist: Rebecca Schaffer Rebecca is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist and musician. She is the founder of Viscosity Theatre and the Cabaret. She is currently teaching High School Drama at the American School Foundation of Guadalajara, Mexico as of August, 2018. She specializes in new play development and physical acting techniques, and is interested in how our outer comportment affects our psychology as performers and people. She graduated with her MFA in Acting from the University of Montana, 2013.


 

 

WTC’s 2018-2019 Season Brochure
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Theatre Productions

BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
Oct 22 & 23, 2018 @ 7 PM
Performance Dates:
Dec 6 - 9 & 14 - 16, 2018


MAMMA MIA!
Dec 10 & 11, 2018 @ 7 PM
with possible callbacks Dec 12, 2018
Performance Dates:
Feb 21 - 24, 28 & Mar 1 - 3, 2019


ALICE IN WONDERLAND
Feb 10 @ 6PM and Feb 11 @ 7:30PM
Performance Dates:
Apr 11 - 14 & 19 - 21, 2019


I HATE HAMLET
Apr 7 @ 7PM & Apr 8 @ 7:30PM
Performance Dates:
May 30 - 31, Jun 1 - 2 & Jun 7 - 9, 2019



Black Curtain Reader's Theatre Productions

EVERY BRILLIANT THING
Sept 6, 2018 @ 7PM
Performance Dates:
Sept 22 & 23, 2018


TRYING
Oct 15, 2018 @ 7PM
Performance Dates:
Nov 10 & 11, 2018


RIPCORD
Dec 13, 2018 @ 7PM
Performance Dates:
Jan 26 & 27, 2019


THE CHRISTIANS
Apr 16, 2019 @ 7Pm
Performance Dates:
May 4 & 5, 2019


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(current as of February 11, 2019)


Grants provided by

I. A. O'Shaughnessy Foundation  Montana Arts Council  Whitefish Community Foundation  Montana Cultural Trust  WESTAF  National Endowment For The Arts  Dennis &Phyllis Washington Foundation  2019 Partner