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Fourth Annual Summer Shakespeare Camps offered in Germantown by TSC

Germantown, Tenn. (May 1, 2013) – Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre and education organization, is offering two unique, immersive Shakespeare Play Camps to be held at the Poplar Pike Playhouse at Germantown High School this June.

Camps are open to students entering Grades 6-12.

These fun one- and two-week Camps offer participants the opportunity to train alongside TSC's professional actor-teachers, build upon essential acting techniques, and take personal ownership of Shakespeare's text.

"For children new to Shakespeare, you couldn't ask for a better introduction," promises Education Director, Stephanie Shine. "Meeting these plays as a player of Shakespeare makes them immediate, accessible, and most of all fun. After the TSC camp experience, a student will eagerly greet Shakespeare like a good friend when they meet him again in a traditional classroom."

Playing, training, and rehearsing just like TSC actors, participants are led through sessions in Stage Combat, Text Work, Scene Play, Voice Work, Stage Movement, and Elizabethan Dance. Both Summer Play Camps are performance-based, and culminate in a public sharing of soliloquies, scenes, combat, and dance.

"Young people will develop language to articulate their feelings, gain greater empathy and compassion, and master skills that will propel them through their personal and professional futures," says teacher Slade Kyle, who has taught in the Camps each of the last three years.

Through TSC's Camps, participants gain a deeper understanding of collaboration, a greater awareness of themselves, and enhanced confidence.

Previous Camps sold to full capacity and were met with great response:

"A mind-blowing experience." - Houston High School student

"It was perfect!" - 12-year-old participant

"Interactive, exciting – Fantastic!" - Germantown High School participant

 

The Play's the Thing: One Week - Focus: Twelfth Night

Dates: June 10-14, Monday–Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Cost: $250 (Holiday Ham lunches available for an additional $7/day).

Participants: Students entering Grades 6-12, with any level of theatrical experience.

 

Young Players Training Intensive: Two Weeks

Dates: June 17 – 28, Monday–Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Cost: $500 (Holiday Ham lunches available for an additional $7/day).

Participants: Students entering Grades 6-12, with some theatrical experience.

 

Applications and more information are available online at www.tnshakespeare.org under "Education: Summer Camps," or contact Education Manager Slade Kyle at (901) 759-0604 or [email protected] for more details.