Camps

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July 10 - Sept 1

SUMMER CAMP

2017
 
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“At Raven, everyone acting with you on stage is one big family. We support each other throughout. This is such a miraculous gift to have—to cooperate and to be one.” – Cisco Vlahakis, 15-years-old, Raven Summer Camp Alumni

“With courage, I will Connect + Collaborate + create In my Community”

Raven’s Take Flight programs focus on fostering confidence and empathy in young people so that they can find the courage to connect with their peers, collaborate as an ensemble, and create art that they can share with their community.

TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER Camp 2017
IMAGINE • WRITE • EXPLORE • PERFORM

Spend your summer making life-long memories at Raven Theatre in a fun, supportive and creative environment. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics of performance or a more advanced actor looking to hone your skills, our team of professional teaching artists will help you feel the confidence to contribute and the courage to try something new. Over the course of two weeks, campers will create their own theatrical adaptations inspired by classic and popular children’s stories. Their original work will be performed for family and friends on the final day of camp.

TWO WEEK SESSIONS

SESSION 1: MYTHS & LEGENDS July 10-21

The Titans (ages 6-9)
Ancient Quests (ages 10-13)

SESSION 2: MYSTERY & MAGIC July 24-Aug 4

Sideways Stories from the Wayside School (ages 6-9)
The Mysterious Benedict Society (ages 10-13)

SESSION 3: RHYME & VERSE Aug 7-18

Where the Sidewalk Ends in the Attic Tree (ages 6-9)
A Midsummer Night’s Tempest (ages 10-13)

SESSION 4: TWISTED TALES Aug 21-Sept 1

The Stinky Cheese Man (ages 6-9)
A Tale Dark & Grimm (ages 10-13)

Summer Camp runs Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm, with an option of extended care from 3-4pm.
Program Fee: $600 (extended care is an additional $50 per week)
Discounts are available for Early Registration and Siblings.

QUESTIONS? education@raventheatre.com // 773.571.3038

SUMMER CAMP 2017 SHOW TITLES

Over the course of two weeks, campers will create their own theatrical adaptations inspired by classic and popular children’s stories. Their original work will be performed for family and friends on the final day of camp.

SESSION 1: MYTHS & LEGENDS (July 10-21)

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THE TITANS inspired by the Gods & Goddesses of Ancient Greek Myths (ages 6-9)
Before there were the Gods and Goddesses of Mt. Olympus, there were the children of Earth and Sky—The Titans. In this session, campers will go all the way back to the beginning and discover what happens when Earth and Sky play favorites with their epic children… and who gets to decide what makes you a good guy and what makes you a bad guy?

 

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ANCIENT QUESTS inspired by the Heroes and Heroines of Ancient Greek Myths
Trenton Lee Stewart (ages 10-13)

Vanquish sirens and sea monsters! Triumph over one-eyed giants! Come face-to-face with gods and goddesses! This session will explore what it really means to be brave through a one of a kind devised piece inspired by the many heroes and heroines of ancient Greece.

SESSION 2: MYSTERY & MAGIC (July 24-August 4)

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SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM THE WAYSIDE SCHOOL based on the book by Louis Sachar (ages 6-9)
There was a terrible mistake—Wayside School was built with one classroom on top of another, 30 stories high! Maybe that’s why all kinds of funny things happened at Wayside-especially on the 13th floor. The students and teachers at Wayside School are a strange bunch, and they will be so much fun to bring to life!

 

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THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY based on the book by Trenton Lee Stewart (ages 10-13)
“Are you a gifted child looking for special opportunities?” Dozens of children respond to this peculiar ad in the newspaper and are then put through a series of mindbending tests. Only four orphan children succeed. Their challenge— to go on a secret mission to take down an evil genius, Ledroptha Curtain, who—like all evil geniuses—wants to rule the world.

SESSION 3: RHYME & VERSE (August 7-18)

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WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS IN THE ATTIC TREE based on the writings of Shel Silverstein (ages 6-9)
Shel Silverstein’s masterful collections of poems and stories are both outrageously funny and deeply profound. His cooky characters and crazy worlds make for some wonderful opportunities for creativity and theatre magic. This show will combine Silverstein’s three most famous books (Where the Sidewalk Ends, The Light in the Attic and The Giving Tree) to create a strange and fun world full of important life lessons and lots of laughs.

 

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S TEMPEST based on the plays of William Shakespeare (ages 10-13)
A sorcerer and his precocious daughter have been trapped on a deserted island for years with only the company of the disgruntled Caliban and the spirit Ariel. Meanwhile, a group of mismatched lovers are caught in an enchanted forest and become pawns in a game played by the fairy king to try to get back in his wife’s good graces. A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Tempest are two of Shakespeare’s most exciting and magical plays and we’re going to mash them up into one fantastic tale!

SESSION 4: TWISTED TALES (August 21-Sept 1)

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THE STINKY CHEESE MAN based on the book by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith (ages 6-9)
Find out what happens when each of your favorite storybook fairytales is derailed and everyone from Chicken Little to The Gingerbread Man gets a completely ridiculous makeover. Featuring ineloquent giants, sassy barnyard animals, colossal cow pies, and enough stinky cheese to go around, these stories are packed with wacky adventures and delightful twists.

 

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A TALE DARK AND GRIMM based on the book by Adam Gidwitz (ages 10-13)
Follow Hansel and Gretel as they run away from their own story and into eight other scary fairy tales. They’ll encounter witches and warlocks, hunters with deadly aim, and bakers with ovens that are just right for baking children. As we follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches. Hansel and Gretel learn to take charge of their destinies and become the clever architects of their own happily ever after.