Longmont Theatre Company announces their Summer Youth Theatre Program, with the 2017 New Generation Theatre Academy.
This year we welcome Christina Roberts as our director for our youth theater program. Christina has been teaching and directing theatre in the Denver & Fort Collins communities since 2007. She has taught high school theatre for both Aurora Public Schools & Thompson R2-J and was recently honored by National Youth Arts for her work on the musical, Big Fish. In addition to her duties as youth program director with the Longmont Theatre Company, Christina works as a teaching artist and actor for Kaiser Permanente and serves as the artistic director for Q1Go Productions, a college-prep theatre program.
During the summer, LTC offers several camps and workshops for youth theater, for all ages, from Kindergarten through High School. The camps end with a live performance on the LTC stage. The workshops augment and extend the material learned in the camps.
Below you can find descriptions of the camps and workshops, and you can meet our educational staff here.
Age: 5 to 7 years old
Dates: June 5 – 9, 2017, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Camp size: Minimum 10, maximum 20 students
Description: These young performers will turn a book into a play over the course of this week long class! Each performer will play a unique role! Each class includes a variety of theatre games, acting, and music! All performers will receive a camp t-shirt as part of registration. Students will perform their story for family and friends on the final day of class
Performance: The final performance will be free on the last day.
Disney’s Alice in Wonderland Jr.
Age: 8 to 11 years old
Dates: June 12 – 22, 2017,9:00 am – Noon
Camp size: Minimum 20, maximum 30 students
Description: Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice in her adventures! This musical features updated songs from the Disney film and is a fast-paced take on the classic tale. Alice’s journey begins when she chases the White Rabbit and throughout her adventure she races the Dodo Bird, encounters Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, attends a zany tea party with the Mad Hatter, raps with a bubble-blowing caterpillar, and attempts to beat the Queen of Hearts at her own game!
All registered students will audition and receive a role. Rehearsals will culminate with a full production of Alice in Wonderland Jr. Each student will receive a camp t-shirt as part of his or her registration and two ticket vouchers for guests to attend a performance.
Performance: June 22, 2017 at 2:00 pm and June 23 and 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm.
Into the Woods Jr.
Age: 12 to 18 years old
Dates: July 10 – 27, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Camp size: Minimum 20, maximum 30 students
Description: Mind the wolf, heed the witch, and honor the giant in the sky while performing in one of Broadway’s most famous musicals about the power of wishes — and what could happen when your wishes come true. This magical, imaginative adventure is told through famous Grimm fairy tales, including characters like Cinderella, her Prince, Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, Jack, Rapunzel and many others.
All registered students will audition and receive a role. Rehearsals will culminate with a full production of Into the Woods Jr. Each student will receive a camp t-shirt as part of his or her registration and two ticket vouchers for guests to attend a performance.
Performance: July 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm, and July 28 and 29, 2017, at 7:00 pm
In addition to the camps, this summer we are offering workshops. While the camps focus on on-stage performance, the workshops each have a specific focus area.
Session 1: June 12th – 24th
1:30 – 4:00 PM + Performances on June 22nd – 24th
Session 2: July 10 – 29th
9:00 – 11:30 AM + Performances on July 27th – 29th
Tuition: $125 for either session.
This summer session focuses on the creative process of design and skill application for all elements of technical theatre, including set design & construction, lighting, sound, props construction, scenic paint, stage makeup, wardrobe, and stage management.
Students will have the opportunity to work on the Next Generations Academy productions of Alice in Wonderland and Into the Woods Jr. (production dependent on June or July session registration) and put their designs live onstage by taking on run crew and board op positions during each performance. This session offers opportunities for both the experienced technical theatre student and beginning theatre artists. Ages 13+.
Acting Master Class
June 12th – 23rd
1:30 – 3:30 PM + Afternoon Showcase on June 23rd.
This class is designed for teen acting students who are looking to hone their craft and develop audition technique. We will focus on preparing material and building repertoire, refining your skills through scene and monologue work, and strategies for taking control of your performances and auditions. This workshop will culminate in a final showcase. Ages 14+.
July 10th – 21st
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM + Morning Showcase on July 21st
Ages 8 – 14
This summer session will help young performers develop a toolbox of acting techniques while exploring character development, improv, and beginning theatre vocabulary. Students will work with both scripted and devised material. Acting Foundations centers on the acting theory found in our higher-level classes – a great jumping off point for beginning actors or students looking to build confidence in performances onstage! Ages 8 – 14.
The registration form is here. Print it out, fill it out, and return to the Longmont Theatre.
A discount of $25.00 for 5-7 year olds, and $50.00 for all other ages will be offered if you register by March 31st, 2017. We will also offer a discount of $25 per student if more than one member of a family is registering for a summer workshop.
One full scholarship will be offered. Applications will be available soon. The finalists will go through an interview process, and the recipient of the scholarship will be announced April 15th. We will also offer five tuition stipends of $100.00 for interns to assist with music, dance and acting instruction. Students will need to apply and interview for the intern positions.
Christina Roberts has been teaching and directing theatre in the Denver & Fort Collins communities since 2007. Her work has been seen on such stages as the D.L. Parsons Theatre, the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, The Norton Theatre (University of Northern Colorado), The Roberta Price, Robert L. Troutman Theatre, Bas Bleu, & The Downtown Artery.
She has taught high school theatre for both Aurora Public Schools & Thompson R2-J and was recently honored by National Youth Arts for her work on the musical, Big Fish (“Outstanding Direction” and “Outstanding Production”).
In addition to her duties as youth program director with the Longmont Theatre Company, Christina works as a teaching artist and actor for Kaiser Permanente and serves as the artistic director for Q1Go Productions, a college-prep theatre program.
More details can be found in this presentation
Joining the staff
The program will have several paid staff positions.
The staff for the summer workshops will be individuals that have a broad base of experience in the field(s) of theatre and/or education. Complete information and applications will be available November 1st, 2016. The complete staff for the summer program will be announced mid-January, 2017.
To apply for a staff position, please complete this application form, and send your resume to the address on the form. You’ll be contacted for an interview.
Teachers and directors will be qualified by the following criteria:
- All teachers will be hired through an interview process and may teach one or more intensive. Teachers need to have experience with working with children, preferably a degree in education, theatre, dance, music, and/or other applicable experiences.
- Selections will be made to combine a stage director, a music director, and another teacher that may include dance, technical theatre, etc.
- Interested applicants must submit an application on line and bring a resume with three current professional references with contact information to the interview.
Qualifications for Student Interns
- Five student interns (one for the 5-7 year olds and 2 each of the 8-11 year olds and 11-14 year olds) will selected via and application/interview process. Students will receive a $100.00 stipend toward tuition assistance for other summer camp sessions.
- Interns will work directly with the teaching staff and will be assigned various tasks to assist the directors and the students, which may include (but not limited to): stage managing, running lights and/or sound, take attendance, call missing students, assist with breaks, etc.
- Interested applicants must submit an application on line and bring a resume with three current references with contact information to the interview.
- Selections will be made based on theatre experience/background, interest, flexibility, and desire to learn.
Stipends for positions
- Express Yourself, 5 – 7 Year Olds
- 2 teachers, stipend $150.00 ea., per session ($300.00 each if you teach both sessions)
- 1 intern @$100.00 (scholarship) for both sessions.
- Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids, 8 – 11 Year Olds
- 3 teachers, stipend of $300.00 ea.
- 2 intern, $100.00 (scholarship)
- Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr, 12 – 18 Year Olds
- 3 teachers @ $300.00 ea.
- 2 interns @$100.00 (scholarship)