ABOUT YAP: Interactive arts workshops and camps for youth ages 5-14 years old. YAP is dedicated to enriching the lives of local youth through quality arts education and performance based programs. To register your camper, please complete the form and payment process below.
Young Artists Playground Summer Theater Camp:
Theater Arts offers children an opportunity to envision, create, set goals, collaborate and have fun! During our 6 week camp, young artists will be creating an original play with our camp instructors to be performed at the end of the camp on the MainStage theater at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center. In addition, guest artists in the entertainment industry will be visiting each week to help campers understand all aspects of theater and what it takes to bring a production from their imagination to the stage.
Week One: What is theater? Through theater games and activities with an emphasis on improvisation, this week is all about letting your creativity shine! Special Guest Artist in sound and lighting design will be joining us to show everyone around the space and talk about what happens backstage to put on a production.
Week Two: Story telling. Games and activities geared toward telling and retelling stories in different forms, campers will learn about the various ways we tell stories. Campers will start the exciting process of writing an original play. Special Guest Artist in costume design will be joining us to show campers all about costuming.
Week Three: Character Development. All great theater involves great characters. This week campers will be creating using the process of characterization. Creating characters of our own and using them in various forms of theatrical play. Special Guest Artist in make-up design will be joining us to show campers the special techniques used in creating a character for the stage.
Week Four: Setting the stage. This week is all about bringing stories to life. Campers will be learning about props and putting together set pieces for theater. Special Guest Artist in visual arts will show campers how visual art plays a huge role in theater from building scale models to painting life size set pieces.
Week Five: Music and Dance. This week campers will spend much of the time on music, movement and dance. Learning how music and movement can play a huge part in bringing a show to life. Special Guest Artist in music and voice will be joining us to share tips and techniques of the trade.
Week Six: Putting it all together. Rehearsals for our original play, which will take place on the main stage at SVCAC at the end of the week, will be our main focus. We will be in final tech and dress rehearsals. In order to participate on stage in the Final Show, campers must be either signed up for the full 6-weeks
Scholarships may be available through SVCAC's Share the Arts Program. If you believe you qualify based on income level, please contact the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center at 805-583-7908 for more information.
For more information please call Stephanie Lesh at 818-601-0582 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org