For the summer of 2019, EEPA is again proud to be a Camp Partner of Winchester Thurston. Together, we will bring bring you a series of one-week summer camps focusing on various forms of the performing arts.
- Run from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Are held on the beautiful WT city campus in Shadyside.
- Have a tuition of $375
Registration is due by May 1st, but many of our camps fill well before that date
To Register, visit the Winchester Thurston Camp Registration page.
NEW FOR 2019! June 17th – 21st
For grades eight through twelve
If you like to act, sing or do both simultaneously, there’s something in this camp for you. Some of the greatest musicals got their start way back in the Renaissance, with the works of William Shakespeare.
In this camp, we’ll perform scenes from musicals AND the Shakespearean plays they are based on. Romeo and Juliet inspired West Side Story, Taming of the Shrew birthed Kiss Me, Kate, for example.
You’ll have the option to stay where you’re comfortable – singing the notes of the Great White Way or speaking the prose of The Bard. You can also test the waters of Iambic pentameter if you’ve been curious about Shakespeare, or you can find your voice singing in a scene from a musical. Either way, you’ll get a fresh perspective on the shows, and discover new talents in yourself. We will present our work in the Friday Finale, with an audience of friends and family.
June 24th – 21st Grades 6 – 9 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
This intensive will allow each camper to shine through work in three core areas:
In this camp, EVERYONE gets a chance to shine! Camp performers will work in small groups throughout the day, led by professional actors and musicians, in activities such as:
- Rehearsing songs and scenes with one or two other campers
- Vocal warm ups and improvisation games
- Putting together a number featuring the whole class
- Master Classes with visiting artists, and/or field trips to local entertainment venues to learn about what goes on behind the scenes.
We’ll show off for friends and family in the Friday Finale, an entertaining presentation of our hard work throughout the week.
Faculty: Jamie Fair, Owner – East End Performing Arts and local arts professionals
Check out the fun for yourself with this YouTube Playlist from the 2018 MT Intensive. Videos were posted daily to give parents an insight into our activities:
NEW FOR 2019
JULY 15th -19th Grades 6 – 9 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Over the course of the week, students will get to put together their own original one-act musical, using previously existing songs to help move the story forward. Whether it is a tale of their own creation, or an adaptation of an enduring classic, students will work both as a large ensemble and in small groups in a wide range of activities, such as:
- Theatre and improv games
- Writing exercises, preparing them to structure their script
- Rehearsing their songs and scenes with guidance from instructors
- Discussions and Q&As with local playwrights and/or composers
- Performance practices and stage presence
Students will show off their creativity and team work with a Friday Showcase in front of an audience of friends and family.
In a similar camp last summer, titled “Voice Masters: Acting with Your Voice,” campers wrote and produced their own radio show, with segments including: breaking news, ghost stories, interviews, commercials, and musical performances.
Take a look at our daily activities here: