Kids are getting excited for a week of triple threat adventure as the new March Break Theatre Camp project launches with “The Jungle Book,” at the Village Playhouse on March 13. This is the second time the crew from “It Takes a Village Theatre Camp” is sharing the love of performance with kids in North Hastings and if the success of last summer’s program is anything to go by – this week will change lives.
Created by MusiCounts Teacher of the year and Juno Award winner, Dianne Winmill, the program is designed to let children aged 8 – 12 express themselves through triple threat theatre with singing, acting and dancing. No previous experience is necessary and all the kids that are enrolled will have a great opportunity to learn new skills, make friends, boost confidence and perform on the stage of the Village Playhouse in front of friends and family.
Camp Director, Mary Ann Conlin, has been busy with last minute details but she’s excited to get the kids working on the new script she’s adapted for this camp program.
“This script was chosen because of its comedic style and audience interaction,” Conlin says. “Campers will be given intensive training in shapeshifting, movement, and theatrical design. There are so many elements to putting on this show that any kid will find something of interest.”
And interest is what this program is all about. With all the daily activities – from circle sharing to blocking scenes – each child will find something to get excited about as the young performers work towards their Saturday performance.
Spaces for the camp program are limited so parents are encouraged to register future stars as soon as possible. The camp runs from March 13 through 17 from 9 – 4pm at the Village Playhouse. The triple threat theatre performance of “The Jungle Book,” runs on Saturday, March 18th at 2pm on the stage of the Village Playhouse.
To register for the program please contact Hospice North Hastings at 613.332.8014 or visit bancroftvillageplayhouse.ca.