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Summer Camp: Shakespeare Made Simple with Jamestown Community Theatre

Make it a Full Day by adding Half Day Creative Arts Camp in the afternoon! Go to Complete Registration Info to see the option (ages 9-12 only).

Shakespeare is often heralded as one of the greatest playwrights the world has ever known. In this program, we introduce campers to the artistry and poetry of Shakespeare in an accessible and fun program designed specifically for upper-elementary and middle/early high school children. Campers will enjoy five half days of camp learning the basics of theatre terminology and technique, work briefly with authentic Shakespearean verse, and perform an abridged and simplified version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The class will foster creativity and interpretation. Campers will develop enhanced acting skills, with a stress on using voice and gesture. Starting with exercises and games, campers will develop their own style and enjoy solo and group versions of various characters that will build to scenes, thereby creating a safe and welcoming environment for kids to explore their originality and spontaneity.

Parents will be invited to a demonstration on Friday.

A new kind of class for the Jamestown Community Theatre, we are excited to be sharing it with your child this summer.

Ages 9 – 15. Campers should bring a snack and labelled bottled water or similar.

PLEASE NOTE: Creative Arts Camps meet every Thursday at a different outdoor island site in Jamestown from 12pm – 3pm. Those that register for Full Day Camps (Shakespeare Made Simple in the morning and Creative Arts in the afternoon) must be able to provide their own transportation from the JAC to this site on Thursday for 12pm. The Jamestown Arts Center cannot provide transportation. Carpooling is encouraged! JAC Arts Education Coordinator Seamus Hames will assist in organizing carpools to these sites. 

Dates: Monday 7/17 – Friday 7/21
Times: 9AM – 12 Noon
Fee: $114 – includes $6 script and materials fee (members $102.60) / With Half Day Creative Arts Camp $285 (JAC or JCT Members $256.50)

Please Pre-register.
Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or seamus@jamestownartcenter.org to inquire.


Mary S. Wright has been the artistic director for the Jamestown Community Theatre for 26 years. She has directed over 45 plays/musicals. Originally from NYC, Mary was on a daytime television show and performed at Carnegie Recital Hall. She has taught several classes and camps at the JAC.

Richard Martin teaches in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University. He has performed as a classical singer with the Stonewall Chorale in NYC and Studiosi Cantandi in Berlin. His directing credits include Godspell, Angels in America and, with the JCT, “Songs and Scenes.”


$114 (JAC or JCT Members $102.60) / With Half Day Creative Arts $285 (JAC or JCT Members $256.50)



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Jamestown Arts Center | Location: 18 Valley Street, Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835 | Mailing Address: PO Box 97, Jamestown,
Rhode Island 02835 | for more Information call: (401) 560-0979 or email


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