July 22 – 27, 10am-4pm
Tuition: $250 (Scholarships available)
For more information and to register, contact Missi:
Missi@MercPlayhouse.org • 509-997-7529
The Merc Playhouse is pleased to announce exciting plans for 2019 summer camp! Along with our well-loved Musical Theater Camp, we have added a new option for our growing pre-teen and teen actors: Drama Camp! Both camps offer public performances on Friday, 7/26 and Saturday, 7/27.
The Merc Playhouse is pleased to announce exciting plans for summer camps which include both a Musical Theater Camp and a Drama Camp for pre-teen and teen actors. Both take place from July 22 – 27 from 10am-4pm. And both offer public performances on Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27.
Musical Theater Camp
Musical Theater Camp focuses on all the skills necessary to participate in a Musical Production which is Disney’s 101 Dalmations, Kids. Campers work on singing, dancing, acting skills, auditioning skills, character development, and theater discipline. They will spend time on stage crafts such as painting set pieces and creating costume accessories. Each day is filled with team-building, theater games, educational sessions, and rehearsals that culminate in two final performances for the public at the end of the week. It is a fast-paced week that combines theater play with disciplined rehearsals to provide a well-rounded experience for all ages and experience levels. No prior experience necessary.
Final Performances: Fri, July 26, 4pm and Sat, July 27, 2pm.
Drama Camp focuses on acting and stage skills that will culminate in a One Act Play performance for the public at the end of the week. Campers will further develop their audition skills, character development, script study, and theater discipline. Workshops and rehearsals throughout each day will challenge young actors to take risks, build relationships onstage, and learn more about themselves through theater expression. Campers will also learn about backstage and technical aspects of performing arts. This camp offers an in-depth study of how an actor fits into the whole process of developing a play with a fun, public performance at the end of the week.
Final Performances: Fri, July 26, 5:30pm and Sat, July 27, 3:30pm.
Meet the Summer 2019 Camp Staff:
their combined experience and areas of expertise, the Merc Playhouse team of
camp instructors is looking forward to providing an enriching and fun week of
MEGAN HICKS, Summer Camp Director, Instructor, Director 101 Dalmations, Music Direction
are thrilled to have Megan Hicks return
to Twisp to lead her 7th summer camp with us! She is a director, actor, and
choreographer from the Puget Sound and teaches junior high drama and English.
She looks forward to working with new and returning campers to build theatre
skills and create well rounded characters!
JULIE WENZEL, Instructor, Director Drama Camp Production
in a serendipitous turn of events, we are so lucky to bring you Julie Wenzel! Julie has been involved
with theater since she was a child. She has a BA in the theater from the
University of WA with a specialization in children’s theater. Previously
the Artistic Director of The Merc Playhouse, she is currently the Development
Director of Fidalgo DanceWorks and is working to complete her masters degree in
counseling from Seton Hall University.
JANE ORME, Instructor, Acting Coach
to this powerhouse is Jane Orme,
a veteran teacher at Liberty Bell Jr. Sr. High and a Merc board member.
Jane has directed a number of shows at The Merc over the past four years, and
before that she directed at Liberty Bell for over two decades! She is currently
working with our children directing Charlotte’s
Web and last year helped direct Rikki Tikki Tavi.
MISSI SMITH, Instructor, Choreographer 101 Dalmations, Administrator
Missi Smith, The Merc’s Executive
Director, helped direct Rikki Tikki
Tavi last year and before that Peter Pan. She has been dancing since she was a child and has
choreographed at The Merc since working with Julie on The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. She has worn
nearly every hat at The Merc from actor, to board member, to staff
member. She is thrilled to be working with this team of instructors and
can’t wait to see all the kids this summer!
Each of these instructors will work with both camps in a number of ways throughout each day. They are excited for a fun-filled week with all of you!
Come and join us onstage this summer!
CONTACT: www.mercplayhouse.org, 509-997-7529