Summer Puppet Camp

Imagineers Wanted! 

Create, Perform, Play! 

Tears of Joy Theatre’s Summer Puppet Camps are a unique experience for young creative minds. Campers join professional puppeteers in fun theatre games, daily craft activities, and building on-stage presence and confidence. Each camp culminates in a final performance for friends and family. Registration includes “I <3 Puppets!” t-shirt.

2014 Camp will be held at Action Adventure Theatre, 1050 SE Clinton Ave., Portland

Click here to register online

After registration, please download, print and email or mail back these forms (Due July 1st)
Emergency Contact and Medical Release Form
Picture Release Form

Email forms to kcampbell@tojt.org 

Creature Creations 

July 14 – 18

9:30am – 12:00pm

Ages 5- 7

 $160

What is the craziest creature you’ve ever dreamed up? In Tears of Joy Theatre’s Summer Puppet Camp we will bring these creatures to life! Each day, campers will play fun theatre games, learn how to make unique puppet creations, and share a lot of laughter. Interactive group games and projects teach social skills and daily art activities encourage creative choices and core artistic skills. The week culminates in a group performance on a professional stage for family. This camp fosters confidence and creativity in even the shyest child. Come create your creature with us!

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Talk to the Hand: Puppet Camp 

July 21 – 25

9:00am – 12:00pm

Ages 8 – 12

$160 ($275 for full day combined with Magnificent Mask Mania)

Create puppets, build sets, practice lines, and perform onstage! Tears of Joy Theatre’s Summer Puppet Camp is a unique experience for young creative minds. Campers join professional puppeteers in fun interactive theatre games, daily craft activities, and building their on-stage presence and confidence. Throughout the week, each camper will create their own unique puppet, be cast in a play, rehearse, and perform a final puppet play. Using puppets as a performance platform, this camp engages both shy and outgoing campers. Camp culminates in a final showcase performance for family and friends on a professional stage on July 25th at 7:30pm.

Guided Lunch and outdoor field games are included in full day tuition

Magnificent Mask Mania! 

July 21 – 25

1:00pm – 4:00pm

Ages 8 – 12

$160 ($275 for full day combined with Talk to the Hand)

Make entrances that wow the crowd and exits that make ‘em laugh! Practice trips, lifts, rolls and other physical gags. In Magnificent Mask and Movement Mania, campers will learn about various styles and types of masks from around the world and bring to life traditional stock characters. Throughout the week campers will explore basic clown and mime skills, based in the Commedia Dell’ Arte tradition, including partner tricks, basic tumbling, and improvisation with the audience. Each participant will also design, make and decorate a one-of-a-kind plaster gauze mask. This camp includes fun games that enliven camper’s whole bodies, group collaborations, and the development of original stories. The class culminates in an final showcase performance for family and friends on a professional stage on July 25th at 7:30pm.

 

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