Theatre Collingwood 2017 March Break Drama Camp

Sponsored by Jaguar Capital

With support from Gaslight Community Theatre Productions, The Blue Mountain Village Foundation, and anonymous private sponsors

Camp Outline

Overview: This March Break Camp will focus on the idea of finding your own voice and your own expression. Through improvisation, story building, movement and basic scene study, campers will gain confidence in themselves and learn more about their own unique capabilities.  For ages 7-11 years.

Monday: Finding Your Instrument. Focus on voice and movement games to get campers comfortable with one another and learn more about their own strengths and limitations

  • Voice Conductor
  • Mirror Exercise
  • Follow the Leader (movement exercise, not the party game)
  • Move Like Me
  • Music Exploration
  • Story Building

Tuesday: Listen and Focus. Learn about the importance of listening to fellow scene partners and focusing on what action is happening on stage.

  • Ask the Expert
  • Do I Understand You
  • What Did You Say?
  • The Jerk
  • Yes And/Yes But
  • Big, Bigger, Biggest

Wednesday: Leaders and Followers. Each camper will have the opportunity to lead an exercise and direct their fellow campers in scenes they create.

  • Teacher Trade-Off
  • Writers, Directors and Actors
  • Story Building
  • Mini Presentations

Thursday: Theatre History. Campers will be given a brief overview of the history of theatre by exploring small scenes/examples of plays from different eras. They will also learn a bit about stage combat.

  • History Through the Ages
  • Mini Musical
  • Stage Combat

Friday: Show Business! Campers will learn the basics of show business and how a play comes to life. They will also take their ideas from the week and put together a short showcase for their friends and family.

  • How Does a Play Become a Play?
  • Review the Week
  • Build Showcase
  • Puppet Show!

Camp Instructor Bio

Rochelle Reynolds

Rochelle Reynolds

Rochelle Reynolds has been acting, writing and directing for theatre for twenty years. She has been fortunate enough to follow her passion  around the world and has brought those experiences with her to Collingwood. She attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto before completing her BFA in Acting at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and then immediately completed her MA in Theatre: Writing, Directing and Performance at the University of York in the UK in 2014. After all of her travelling and studying, Rochelle returned to Collingwood and gained camp and event management skills through serving as the Recreations Manager at Cranberry Resort for two years. In the fall of 2016, Rochelle left Cranberry to pursue her own goals and officially launched her Collingwood-based contemporary theatre company; Quarter Century Theatre. She is delighted to be part of the Theatre Collingwood youth theatre scene as its newest camp instructor this March Break. Instilling passion for theatre and performing arts in others is one of Rochelle’s great missions in life, so she looks forward to inspiring young thespians through collaborative creation and exploration.

For more information call 705-445-2200