ENCINITAS — San Dieguito Academy Foundation partnered with the Intrepid Shakespeare Company, will launch a summer of theater camps for children ages 8 to 18, at the Clayton E. Liggett Theatre Performing Arts Center on the west side of campus at San Dieguito Academy High School, 800 Santa Fe Drive. To register for Intrepid’s Education Programs, visit intrepidshakespeare.com/Education_Tour.html or call (760) 652-5011.Students will have the opportunity to perform in one of the camps two productions: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” for the Musical Theatre camp and “Romeo and Juliet” for the Shakespeare camp.
The program will also offer a Young Actors Theatre Camp for ages 8 to 15 and Backstage Camp for students age 14 to 18 who are interested in the technical aspects of theater.
Young Actors Theatre Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 17 to June 21, July 8 to July 12 and July 15 to July 19. Cost is $225 a week. The goal is to develop theater skills, gain confidence and develop social skills through collaboration and performance. Classes focus on acting, singing, scene study, fight choreography, dance, improv, stage makeup and mask work. The campers will be divided into two age groups: 8 to 11 and 12 to 15. Early drop-off and extended-day programs are available as well.
The Musical Theatre Camp will be held for 14- to 18-year-olds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 through Aug. 16. Cost is $450. Campers will be cast in and rehearse the musical “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” to be performed at the end of the two-week session. Throughout the rehearsal process, professional guest artists will be brought in to mentor and work with the campers on audition technique, acting a song, character movement, dance and more. The professional guest artists hail from such organizations as La Jolla Playhouse, The Old Globe Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, Lamb’s Players Theatre, and Cygnet Theatre.
Shakespeare Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22 through Aug, 2
for ages 14 to 18. The cost is $450.Campers will be cast in and rehearse “Romeo and Juliet” to be performed at the end of the two-week session, also with guest teaching artists from area theaters.
Backstage Camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 22 through Aug. 2 and Aug. 5 to Aug. 16 for campers 14 to 18 years old. The cost is $450. This camp is for those with interest in the technical elements of theater: lighting design, sound design, stage management and set design. Campers will have the opportunity to learn the technical skills and apply those skills to either the production of the Musical Theatre camp or Shakespeare camp.