Little Theater

For students entering grades 1-3. Register now!

Little Theater 1: Disney Villains – FULL
As of May 28, this program is full. If you’d like to be placed on a wait list, please contact us at info@upwitharts.org.
July 8-July 19, performances on July 19
8:30am-12:15pm (see below for details about extended day options)
REAA members: $315, Nonmembers: $350
Come and join the fun as we create a brand-new play around those most formidable of foes: the Disney villains. Featuring all of your favorites including Ursula, Jafar, Malificent, and others. Participants in this program will delight in these villainous characters as they explore the tales they come from and the Disney princesses/heroes they face. 

Little Theater 2: The Great Dr. Seuss Mashup
July 22-August 2, performances on August 2
8:30am-12:15pm (see below for details about extended day options)
REAA members: $315, Nonmembers: $350
An exploration into the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss! Participants in this program will create a brand-new play focusing on the delightful and wondrous characters throughout the Seuss canon including Horton the Elephant, the Lorax, and the Grinch! Participants will explore the themes, morals, and lessons of Dr. Seuss while delving into their favorite characters and stories.

Extended Day Options

The following optional extended day sessions are available as add-ons in the registration form.

WORKSHOPS
Weekly, 12:45pm-2:15pm

Workshop 1: WHO WILL YOU BE NEXT?
(Character Development) 
July 8-July 12, $150
In this workshop, participants will explore different characters each day and discover what brings a character to life onstage. We will work with costumes, props, voices, silly walks, and so much more! Participants will play and learn about characters through theater and art. An excellent way for children to explore the different facets of their personality and what makes us who we are as people.

Workshop 2: LET YOUR FEELINGS SHOW!
(Social & Emotional Development Through Theater Arts)
July 15-July 19, $150
Everyone has feelings and in this workshop we will explore feeling them and recognizing them in others. Through games and activities, participants will discover the tools that will allow them to be more empathetic towards others, as well as being more self-aware, and possibly self-regulated in a way that feels organic and fun.

Workshop 3: WHERE THE SIDEWALK BEGINS
(Explore the art of performing poetry)
July 22-July 26, $150
Participants will bring favorite and classic poems to life through performance and theater. Participants will read and discuss poems by authors like Shel Silverstein, Emily Dickinson, and Jack Prelutsky, eventually turning them into performance pieces. Participants will also be led through poetry writing of their own, sparking an interest in poetry that will carry on long after the workshop is complete.

Workshop 4: MUPPET MAKING
(The Art of Puppetry)
July 29-August 1, $130
*Note that there will be no workshop meeting on August 2, the final day of camp.
Do you love to put on puppet shows? Or would you and you’re not sure how? Come and find out! Throughout the week, we will learn how to make simple puppets out of every day household objects you’d find around the house. The type of puppets we make will be up to you! Hand puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets will all be explored.

AFTERCARE
Weekly, 2:15-4:30pm
Need a longer day at camp? Join our aftercare group for free play and arts and crafts!

Week 1: July 8-July 12, $125
Week 2: July 15-July 19, $125
Week 3: July 22-July 26, $125
Week 4: July 29-August 1, $100 (*note that there is no aftercare on August 2, the last day of camp)

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available on a case by case basis. Please begin by submitting this form to info@upwitharts.orgFinancial aid deadline: May 1, 2019.

Program Schedule

Here’s a look at what a full day looks like for campers, if you choose to participate in workshops and aftercare:

8:30 Drop-off
12:15 Lunch (or morning pick up)
12:45 Workshop
2:15 Aftercare
4:30 Pick-up