2017 SUMMER THEATRE CAMPS

2017 Summer Theatre Camps

Fort Collins, CO

MUSICAL THEATRE

Develop your voice and learn what it takes to “make it” from an actual Broadway veteran!

ACTING

Discover how to be present, expressive, imaginative (and have FUN), all from a professional theatre director!

SHAKESPEARE

Engage with the language of the most celebrated playwright of all time!

MOVEMENT

Become more comfortable in your own body, increase your flexibility, get in shape, and MOVE!

IMPROVISATION

Unleash your imagination and leap into the unknown without a net (or script)!

MEMORIZATION

Learn the fundamental skill all actors must possess…and get some study skills while you’re at it!

ABOUT THE CAMPS

In an exciting new partnership with Fort Collins’ venerable Bas Bleu Theatre Company, Diagonal’s Summer Theatre Camps are multi-week day camps, designed to provide a creative theatrical experience for students in grades 1-12. Camps are offered on a variety of themes including Creative Drama, Musical Theater, Shakespeare, Acting, Improvisation, and more. They’re designed for students at all experience levels, and are a great way for kids to stretch their creative muscles, try something new, make friends, learn new skills, and work as an ensemble, all in the joyful spirit of summer.

They’re taught by trained teaching artists who create safe, creative spaces and offer opportunities for campers to develop artistic technique, social skills, and imaginative thinking. There will also be an opportunity for HS students to work as apprentices, learning from and assisting professional teaching artists, designers, and arts administrators. All summer camps culminate in a celebratory presentation or sharing for students’ friends and families.

Each camp will also include a component of memory training, and all teaching artists will be trained how to impart the fundamentals of memorization. This component not only helps campers develop one of the fundamental skills all actors must possess, but also builds confidence, reduces anxiety, saves time, and provides a support for other tasks in their everyday lives: study skills, public speaking, test taking, etc.

REGISTRATION NOTE: When you click REGISTER to any of the classes below, you will be taken to our registration site at CampDoc.com. You will be asked to enter an email and username to set up your account first, then you will be directed to a registration page with a full list of all camps. 

Lunches/Snacks are not provided and are the responsibility of the campers to bring.

GRADES 1-2
It's Alive!

It’s Alive! students investigate basics of storytelling using a well-loved children’s book to inspire their final performance. They’ll work together to create a brand new play inspired by the story, using their imagination and creativity to bring it to life!

Dates:
June 5-16

Time:
9am-3pm

Location:
Bas Bleu Theatre Company
401 Pine Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Cost:
$525 for 2 weeks

Sibling Discount:
Enter code SIBLING when directed to receive a $25 sibling discount/additional child enrolled

OUR INSTRUCTORS

Garrett Ayers
Founder and Instructor

Garrett Ayers has worked for over 15 years as a professional director, acting coach, and memory expert. From 2004-06, he was the founding Artistic Director of New York-based Project: Theatre.  In addition to his work as a freelance director, Garrett is currently a Special Assistant Professor of Acting and Directing at Colorado State University. He is an alumnus of the 2009 Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, and was the Charles Evans Fellow (Directing) at the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ for their 2010-11 Season. B.A. Western Michigan University. M.F.A. Naropa University.

Patty Goble
Broadway Actress & Musical Theatre Instructor
Patty’s credits on the Broadway stage include the original casts of the recent revival of Bye, Bye Birdie starring John Stamos and Gina Gershon, Curtains starring David Hyde Pierce, The Woman in White, the Tony Award winning Musical Revivals of La Cage aux Folles and Kiss Me, Kate and the critically acclaimed Ragtime with Brian Stokes Mitchell and Audra McDonald. She has performed the role of Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway, Toronto, and the Music Box Tour.
Cheryl King
Professional Actress/Director/Solo Performer & Instructor
Cheryl is the creator, artistic and producing director of Stage Left Studio, in NYC. She was resident acting coach at All My Children from 2007- 2010, and is also a playwright, director and actor. She has directed over 60 plays and solo shows, has been teaching mime, writing, standup comedy and acting for nearly 20 years, and has taught her performance workshops in LA, NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Denmark, Nashville and Atlanta. Cheryl is a member of the Dramatists Guild.