Winter Acting Classes

Announced in October

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Spring Break Acting Camps

Announced in January

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Summer Acting Camps

Jun 26 - Sep 1, 2017

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Fall Acting Classes

Announced in July

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2018 Winter Acting Classes will be announced at the end of 2017. Please check back later for updates.

2018 Spring Break Acting Camps will be announced January of 2018. Please check back later for updates.

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

ADVENTURES IN DRAMA, JR.
Pre-K – 1st grade (Children must be 4 or older and potty-trained)
“Once upon a time…” These words are the portal to fantastic adventures and imaginative journeys. This class offers young children a great introduction to drama and is a guaranteed imagination builder. Each class session students will listen to and tell stories, engage in dynamic theatre games, and then use movement, props and teamwork to bring to life the pictures they create in their imaginations.

Teachers: Jessica Brady, Melanie Hampton, David Roby, Alanna Gordon

Dates*: Monday-Friday
        *Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $205 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 1:00 PM

Greenwood Sessions
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, N 75th St & Greenwood Ave N

Session 1          June 26 – 30, 2017
Session 2          July 10 – 14, 2017
Session 3          July 17 – 21, 2017
Session 4          July 24 – 28, 2017
SOLD OUT Session 5          August 7 – 11, 2017
Session 6          August 14 – 18, 2017
Session 7          August 21 – 25, 2017
Session 8          August 28 – September 1, 2017

Magnolia Sessions
Location: Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W McGraw St

Magnolia 1         July 10 – 14, 2017 
Magnolia 2
        July 31 – August 4, 2017

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IMAGINATION QUEST
2nd-3rd grade 
Your child’s imagination provides the script in this class that challenges and excites young children as they learn theatrical terms, play games that reinforce important skills and work together to tell a compelling story. Students will learn all about the three tools in an actor’s toolbox: imagination, voice and body. They’ll experience the wonder of theatre as a team when they work together in an environment where empathy and respect are highly valued. See them apply and use all these skills in their end-of-week performance!

Teachers: Melanie Hampton, Alanna Gordon

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates*: Monday-Friday
        *Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $205 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 1:30 PM

SOLD OUT Session 1          June 26 – 30, 2017
Session 2          August 7 – 11, 2017
Session 3          August 21 – 25, 2017
Session 4          August 28 – September 1, 2017

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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! Prepare yourself and your students for big laughs when they put it all together in a comedy showcase at the end of the week.
*Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.

Greenwood Session*
Teachers:
Rob Martin, Solomon Davis
Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 10 – 14, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: July 14, 2017 at 3:00 PM

Magnolia Session*
Teacher:
Rob Martin
Location: Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W McGraw St
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 17 – 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: July 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM

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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 performance.

Teachers: Asha Stichter, Emily Paul

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N
Dates: Monday – Friday, August 1 – 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $250 (1 week)

Session 1               July 24 – 28, 2017
Performance:    July 28, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Session 2               July 31 – August 4, 2017
Performance:     August 4, 2017 at 1:00 PM

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Check out additional camps for 4th – 6th graders in the 4th – 12th Grade tab!


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 pratfalls. 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!

Teachers: Rob Martin, Solomon Davis, David Roby

Dates*: Monday-Friday
        *Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $325 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM

SOLD OUT Session 1         June 26 – 30, 2017
Location:        Pocket Theater, 8312 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

SOLD OUT Session 2         July 17 – 21, 2017
Location:        Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103

SOLD OUT Session 3         July 31 – August 4, 2017
Location:        Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St, Seattle, WA 98103

 

YOUTH SUMMER SHOWCASE
4th-6th grade
This camp provides all the fun and excitement of putting on a great production in just one week. From auditioning and rehearsing to preparing for a final performance, youth 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 go through tech rehearsals just like the professionals. Each week will be different, so join us more than once!

Dates: Monday-Friday
*Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM

Greenwood Sessions
Teacher:
Daniel Stoltenberg
Location: (Sessions 1 & 3) Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St; (Session 2) Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
SOLD OUT Session 1         
July 24 – 28, 2017
SOLD OUT Session 2        August 14 – 18, 2017
SOLD OUT Session 3        August 28 – September 1, 2017

CANCELLED Magnolia Session*
Teacher:
Melanie Hampton
Location: Magnolia United Church of Christ, 3555 W McGraw St

Dates: July 24 – 28, 2017
        *This is session will have limited production support.

Check out additional camps for 7th – 12th graders in the 4th – 12th Grade tab!


SOLD OUT TEEN SHOWCASE
7th-12th grade
It’s easy to watch a favorite actor or actress on stage or screen and think, “How do they do that?” This camp takes you behind the curtain, exploring what the actor can bring to the rehearsal process. Students will present either a one act play or a series of short scenes, and learn the wide range of theatrical skills required for performance. This is a fast paced camp that requires the ensemble to work together, trust each other and take risks. Students will be amazed at what they have accomplished when it all comes together in front of an audience.

Teacher: Rick Hornor

Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 31 – August 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: August 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM

 

SOLD OUT ART OF COMEDY FOR TEEN
7th-12th grade
Make ‘em laugh! Don’t you know everybody wants to laugh? This rousing one-week camp will help develop your teenage actor’s comedic timing as they learn the rules of improv, work together on comedic scenes, hone their stand up skills, and develop their own voice as a comedian. Family and friends will get a chance to laugh until they cry at the end of week performance.

Teacher: Rob Martin

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 14 – 18, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $325 (1 week)
Performance: August 18, 2017 at 3:00 PM

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SOLD OUT NEW! TEEN INTENSIVE (previously Audition! camp)
7th-12th grade
Is your young actor ready for the next level? This camp allows serious theatre students the opportunity to dive into scene work, character development and prepare them for their school, college or professional 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.

Teacher: Rick Hornor

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 21 – 25, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $345 (1 week)
Performance: August 25, 2017 at 3:00 pm

 

SOLD OUT ADVANCED MUSICAL THEATRE SUPERCAMP (2 weeks)
Please email studio@taproottheatre.org to be added to the wait list for this camp.

7th-12th grade
Performing: Disney’s High School Musical Jr.
Prerequisite: One Taproot Theatre Musical Supercamp or related experience with audition. Supercamps are fast paced and challenging; if this is your student’s first Musical Theatre Supercamp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org to schedule an audition before registering

Give my regards to Broadway! Aimed at serious artists in training, this camp is for those who want a taste of the professional world of musical theatre. Students will experience the thrill of accomplishment by putting on a show that comes together in just two weeks. Each actor will be cast in a challenging Broadway-style musical. Our advanced students have the added privilege of performing twice.

Teacher: Jenny Cross

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N (WEEK 1)
Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St (WEEK 2)
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 14 – 18, 21 – 26, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $565 (2 weeks)
Performances: August 25, 3:00 PM & August 26, 10:00 AM

MUSICAL THEATRE REVUE
4th-12th grade
A perfect introduction to musical theatre or a great opportunity to hone musical theatre skills, your young actor will sing, dance and act during this week of theatrical fun and friendship. Students will put all their new skills together in a performance on the final day of camp that will be made up of large group numbers, duets and more as the entire company sings some of the greatest songs in musical theatre. Each week will have a different, exciting theme, so join us for both!

Teacher: Jenny Cross

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday
        *Please specify which session(s) your child will attend.
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $325 (1 week)
Performance: Last day of camp, 3:00 PM

SOLD OUT Session 1                June 26 – 30, 2017
Session 2               July 10 – 14, 2017

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STAGE COMBAT
4th-12th grade
It’s not all just fun and games and swords—well-choreographed fight scenes can dramatically enhance the story of a play. In this camp, students will learn how to push, punch, kick, fall and move in a safe and theatrical way. In addition, they will learn how to cue their scene partners, aim for safe targets and mask the trick from the audience as well as build and escalate the action of a scene. Ultimately, students will discover and explore how stage combat can enhance and contribute to the story being told.

Teacher: Sam Vance

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Wednesday – Friday, July 5 – 7, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $205 (3 days)
Final Skills Presentation: July 7, 2017 at 3:00 PM

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SHAKESPEARE DAYCAMP
4th-12th grade
Performing: Two Gentleman of Verona
William Shakespeare is one of the greatest storytellers to ever write for the stage, and this summer students will make his words come alive. In this camp your student will “be not afraid of greatness,” get to know Shakespeare and his plays, immerse themselves in the language of the time and perform a shortened version of one of Shakespeare’s great comedies. As Malvolio from Twelfth Night might say, “In so doing they will achieve greatness!”

Teachers: Lorrie Fargo, Melanie Hampton

Location: Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 17 – 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $295 (1 week)
Performance: July 21, 2017 at 3:00 PM

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SOLD OUT MUSICAL THEATRE SUPERCAMP (2 weeks)
Please email studio@taproottheatre.org to be added to the wait list for this camp.

4th-12th grade
Performing: Annie Jr.
Prerequisite: Previous Taproot Musical Theatre Supercamp or audition with instructor. Supercamps are fast paced and challenging; if this is your student’s first Musical Theatre Supercamp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org to schedule an audition before registering.”

On your mark… get set… sing, dance and act! This two week intensive will dive deeply into the singing, dancing and acting techniques needed for musical theatre performance. Not for the faint of heart, this class will challenge even the most experienced young actors. Each student will go through an audition process and be cast in a Broadway-style musical, creating an experience they will never forget. Prepare to be at the edge of your seat as the talented cast performs not once, but twice!

Teacher: Jenny Cross

Locations: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N (WEEK 1)
Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St (WEEK 2)
Dates: Monday-Friday July 17 – 21, 24 – 29, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $545 (2 weeks)
Performances: July 28 at 3:00 PM & July 29 at 10:00 AM

 

SHAKESPEARE SUPERCAMP (2 weeks)
4th-12th grade
Performing: Twelfth Night
Prerequisite: Taproot Shakespeare camp or related experience with Studio approval. Supercamps are fast paced and challenging; if this is your student’s first Shakespeare camp at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approval.

All the world’s a stage and the actors in this camp are its fantastic players! It is time for your student to brush up their Shakespeare as they spend two weeks learning the language, movement, voice and acting techniques needed to make the words of one of the greatest playwrights come to life. The camp culminates in two performances of a shortened version of one of Shakespeare’s great plays—and will cultivate a lifetime of admiration for the Bard himself.

Teachers: Melanie Hampton, Daniel Stoltenberg

Location: Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church, 7500 Greenwood Ave N (WEEK 1)
Taproot Theatre, Jewell Mainstage, 204 N 85th St (WEEK 2)
Dates: Monday-Friday, July 31 – August 4, August 7 – 12, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $525 (2 weeks)
Performances: August 11 at 3:00 PM & August 12 at 10:00 AM

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NEW! MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE
4th-12th grade
Prerequisite: Previous Taproot Musical Theatre Supercamp or audition with instructor. Intensives are fast-paced and challenging; if this is your student’s first Musical Theatre Intensive at Taproot, email studio@taproottheatre.org for approval or to schedule an audition before registering.

Aimed at serious artists in training, this rigorous musical theatre revue camp will hone and challenge your student’s current musical theatre skills. Students will audition and be cast to perform group numbers, duets and solos from the musical theatre canon. They will work to further develop their singing, dancing and acting skills which will culminate in a performance on the final day of camp.

Teacher: Rick Hornor

Location: Taproot Theatre, Isaac Studio, 208 N 85th St
Dates: Monday-Friday, August 7 – 11, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $345 (1 week)
Performance: August 11, 2017 at 3:00 PM

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2017 Fall Acting Classes will be announced at the end of the summer. Please check back later for updates.

Class Locations

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Taproot Theatre

204 N 85th St
Seattle, WA 98103

Phinney Ridge Lutheran Church

7500 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

The Pocket Theater

8312 Greenwood Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103

Magnolia United Church of Christ

3555 W McGraw St
Seattle, WA 98199

United Evangelical Free Church

1420 NW 80th St
Seattle, WA 98117

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Thank You

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

Fredric Sjoholm, Trustee, Margery M. Jones Trust
DV & Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust | Kelly Foundation of Washington
Moccasin Lake Foundation | Anonymous