Two camps will run; grades 2-4 will be Story Theater Camp. From 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. daily, young performers will learn the basics of story-telling and performing by acting out classic nursery rhymes. Actors will learn how to memorize dialogue, follow stage directions, stage movement, act/emote, learn stage vocabulary, help design sets, costuming, easy stage make-up & for those who are interested there will be Backstage (crew, technical) immersion as well.
In the afternoon, from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m., grades 5-8 will be part of the Panther Puppet Pals. Campers will write a play (create characters, plot, dialogue, conflict, stage directions, etc.), design and help build the set, design and make the puppets, create the blocking/lighting, and for those who want to work Backstage there will be crew & tech immersion as well.
The camp will be facilitated by PCS teachers and Drama Club advisors Amanda Burdick, Cheri Maxson and Lynne Weimer and is sponsored by the newly formed Theater Boosters organization. Early registration is happening now and will go through June 22. The cost of the camp is $65.00 per students with discounts available for families with multiple campers. If registered and paid by June 22 the camper will receive a camp T-shirt. For more information you can call Portville Central School at 716-933-6000 or stop in the main office and pick up a registration brochure.