Spring Break Acting Camps

April 13-17 2020

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Summer Acting Camps

June - August 2020

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Fall Acting Classes

October - December 2020

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Winter & Midwinter Break Acting Classes

February - April 2021

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Taproot Acting Studio programs are cancelled through May 4, 2020.

Check out our Summer Theatre Camps here.

PRE-K - 1ST GRADE 2ND-3RD GRADE 4TH-12TH GRADE 4TH-6TH GRADE 7TH-12TH GRADE

ADVENTURES IN DRAMA
(Children must be 4 or older and know how to do basic Zoom tasks like unmuting themselves – or have a guardian available to help)
“Once upon a time…” These words are the portal to fantastic adventures and imaginative journeys. This camp offers young children a great introduction to drama and is a guaranteed imagination builder. In each session students may listen to and tell stories, learn dynamic theatre games to play at home, and receive all the necessary items for a basic craft to bring their story to life! Every week we will be exploring a different theme or story. Join us for multiple sessions for more theatrical fun!

Session 9: August 24 – 28, 2020*

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday – Friday
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Live Zoom Session, 10:15 AM – 11 AM Break & Optional Craft Time, 11 AM – 11:45 AM Live Zoom Session
Cost: $75 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teachers Include: Shelby Parsons, Emily Paul, David Roby, Claire Schuttler

*these sessions will be combined with our 2nd-3rd grade Imagination Quest camp sessions.

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IMAGINATION QUEST
2nd-3rd grade
“Once upon a time…” These words are the portal to fantastic adventures and imaginative journeys. This camp offers young children a great introduction to drama and is a guaranteed imagination builder. Students will learn all about the three tools in an actor’s toolbox: imagination, voice and body. Every week we will be exploring a different theme or story. Join us for multiple sessions for more theatrical fun!

Session 4: August 24 – 28, 2020*

Location: Your living room!
Dates:
Monday – Friday
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Live Zoom Session, 10:15 AM – 11 AM Break & Optional Craft Time, 11 AM – 11:45 AM Live Zoom Session
Cost:
$75 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teachers include: Shelby Parsons, Claire Schuttler

*these sessions will be combined with our Pre-K – 1st grade Adventures in Drama camp sessions.

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ART OF COMEDY FOR KIDS
2nd-3rd grade
Perfect for the young comedian, Art of Comedy for Kids teaches children how to tickle the funny bones of their friends and family. They’ll be introduced to improvisation, work together to build comedic scenes and begin to learn what makes funny things so funny! They may also spend time learning sketches and lessons from some of history’s great comedians. The camp culminates in a performance of comedic proportions at the end of the week!

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Live Zoom Session, 10:15 AM – 11 AM Break & On Your Own Activity Time, 11 AM – 11:45 AM Live Zoom Session
Cost: $75 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teachers: David Roby

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MUSICAL KIDS
2nd-3rd grade
The place for your child to sing and act this summer is the Musical Kids camp! Young actors will spend a week learning the foundations of good musical technique — like breathing, projection and movement — important for all musical theatre artists. This will be an action packed week designed for kids who love to perform. Musical theatre songs appropriate for this age and skill level will be selected in preparation for an exciting end-of-week filmed performance.

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday – Friday, August 3 – 7, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM Live Zoom Session, 10:15 AM – 11 AM Break & On Your Own Activity Time, 11 AM – 11:45 AM Live Zoom Session
Cost:
$100 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teachers: Claire Schuttler

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Check the 4th-6th grade or 7th-12th grade tabs for more camp options.

YOUTH SHOWCASE
4th-6th grade
This camp provides all the fun and excitement of putting on a full production in just one week. Whether online or in-person, students will get the experience of both auditioning and rehearsing to prepare for a final performance. Students will have a great time working together and developing their acting skills. Get ready for an action packed, fast-paced theatre adventure as students come together to memorize lines, learn stage blocking and explore plays specifically written for virtual rehearsing and performing!

Session 3: August 24 – 28, 2020

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Live Zoom Session, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Break/On Your Own Activities, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Live Zoom Session
Cost: $150 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teachers include: Emily Paul, James Faley

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ART OF COMEDY FOR YOUTH
4th-6th grade 
This exciting, challenging and hilarious camp opens your child’s eyes to the comedy all around them. Students will learn the secrets of comedic acting and develop comedic timing and skills as they explore everything from improv to slapstick and sketch comedy. They will also spend time learning sketches and lessons from some of history’s great comedians. The camp culminates in a performance of comedic proportions at the end of the week!

Session 4: August 17 – 21, 2020

Location: Your living room!
Dates: Monday-Friday
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Live Zoom Session, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Break/On Your Own Activities, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Live Zoom Session
Cost: $125 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teachers include: Solomon Davis, Rob Martin, David Roby, James Faley

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TEEN INTENSIVE
7th-12th grade
Is your young actor ready for the next level? This camp allows students the opportunity to dive into scene work, character development and prepare them for their school auditions! During the week students will interact with some of Taproot’s professional artists who know what it takes to excel in this industry. Our team will guide your teenager through the process of auditioning from start to finish. Students will receive individual monologue coaching and will prepare selected scenes that will challenge them as an actor. Students will work towards a presentation of scenes and monologues to be performed at the end of the week. All Teen Intensive students will be asked to bring two contrasting monologues to the first day of camp. More information will be provided prior to camp starting.

Location: Your living room!
Dates: 
Monday – Friday, Aug 17 – 21, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Live Zoom Session, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Break/On Your Own Activities, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Live Zoom Session
Cost: 
$150 (1 week)
Final Presentation to be filmed and sent out after camp!
Teacher: Marianne Savell

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2020 Fall Acting Classes will be announced in August of 2020. Please check back later for updates.

2021 Winter Acting Classes will be announced in October of 2020. Please check back later for updates.

Class Locations

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Taproot Theatre

204 N 85th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Street parking

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

7500 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Church parking lot entrance off of N 75th St

United Evangelical Free Church

1420 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA 98117

Church parking lot entrance off of Mary Ave NW

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Thank You

Support for Taproot Theatre’s Education & Outreach programming is generously provided by:
 

Margery M. Jones Charitable Trust, Fredric Sjoholm, Trustee
D.V. & Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust
Dupar Foundation | Moccasin Lake Foundation | University-Ballard Lions Club | Anonymous