“Acting,” Sanford Meisner once said, “is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” What better example is there of telling truths imaginatively than the fairy tale, a genre central to the theatrical tradition? In this course, campers will develop contemporary takes on classic fairy tales, using modern retellings to reveal “truths” imaginatively disguised. Campers will be introduced to acting, improvisation, and storytelling techniques, and each camper will be assigned one or more roles in a compilation of fairy-tales. The course will conclude with a performance on Friday morning for parents and friends. This camp is especially designed for children and teens entering grades 4 through 9. Read this great article in the Jamestown Press about last year’s camp with the JCT!
Ages 9 – 15. Campers should bring a snack and bottled water.
Scholarships available – contact Seamus Hames, JAC Education Coordinator, at 401-560-0979 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.
Dates: Monday 8/6 – Friday 8/10
Times: 9 am – 12 pm
Fee: $120 (JAC or JCT Members $108)
Instructors: Richard Martin and Kristine Lapierre
Kristine Lapierre is currently an English Teacher in the Providence Public School District. She holds a B.S. in Communication from Syracuse University, a B.A. in English from the University of Rhode Island, and an M.A.T. in Secondary English from Brown University. Ms. Lapierre has been an active participant with the Jamestown Community Theatre for the last several years, and currently serves as a member of the theater’s Board of Directors. Most recently, she appeared as Snail in the Spring production of A Year with Frog and Toad.
Richard Martin has served on the Board of Directors for Jamestown Community Theatre since 2015. He was recently named co-artistic director, debuting with the fall 2017 production of Pippin. Other directing credits include Angels in America and Godspell. By day, Martin teaches in the Expository Writing Program at Harvard University. He holds a BA in Comparative Literature & Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University, and a PhD in Anthropology from Princeton University.
$120 (JAC or JCT Members $108)