Theatre in the Park Mainstage Camps… ENROLLMENT OPEN!
Introducing this year’s Mainstage Summer Camps! Individual registration links listed by date with each camp below. Call 913-826-3012 with any questions.
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TIP Mainstage: Technical Theater Specialty – Scenic Design
(Ages 14 – 18)
This one-week Tech Theatre Specialty Camp will focus on the scenic design elements that create the physical space of a show and explore the scenic designers role on the directing team. Participants will dive deep into the design process for a show chosen by the group from options provided by the teaching artists. There will be whole group instruction followed by small group and individual hands-on experiences. Participants will have an opportunity to share their design with TIP staff in a mock design presentation.
In this two-week camp, Technical Theater participants will get hands-on experiences from the tech perspective. Some activities will include scene shop safety, scenic construction, programming and hanging of lights, sound mixing and creating, and painting techniques. Students will create a set design for a show chosen by the group from options provided by our teaching artists. There will be whole group instruction followed by small group and individual hands-on experiences. The final Friday will have an open house to share their work with families. This camp is PERFECT for anyone interested in creating theatre magic backstage!
This camp will be held at the Theatre in the Park’s outdoor scene shop where we will be busy working on the current show and participants will have the opportunity to interact with the TIP scenic crews. This camp will include working outdoors when weather permits. Participants will be introduced to other technical elements such as lighting, sound, hair and makeup, costumes, and props. In addition to an assortment of hands-on experiences over a variety of tech elements, participants will design and build a scenic element that will be on the TIP stage by opening night of the final show of the season! After spending the week behind the stage, participants will have an opportunity to choose a performance night and shadow in the tech booth to get a feel for how all the tech elements come together to transport audiences to another place and time. Participants will receive four comp tickets to see the current production on the outdoor Theatre in the Park stage.