Summer Camp for Ages 14-17

GSA's and VSC's Summer Theatre Camp will provide a diverse range of engaging activities to enrich your child's summer experience! Our Summer Theatre Camp offers more than just a place to spend summer days. It is a place for your child to learn and grow.

Join us for a theatre adventure!

 
 
 
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EXPLORING Greek Myth

July 15 - 26
Students will explore Greek Myths through movement, music, and storytelling. Utilizing the myths themselves and modern texts (think the Percy Jackson movies), students will create an original performance that highlights the wonder and magic of the myths. The end will result in an original script and performance created by the students that showcases their two week journey of creativity and discovery.

Director: Laura Agudelo
Time: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 2PM
Final Presentation: Friday, July 26, 9AM through the Final Presentation at 5PM. Final Presentation open to the public.
Cost: $275

After you've paid the camp registration fee, our Education Coordinator will contact you to complete the enrollment process. 

 
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IMAGINING Grimm’s Fairytales

July 29 - August 9
No Disney fairytale endings here! The Grimm’s Brothers tales are filled with hard lessons about life but mixed in with laughter, fantasy, and hope. During this two week workshop, students will read the Grimm’s versions of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, and Rumpelstiltskin. With a mixture of movement, acting, and music, students will recreate these stories and introduce the audience to a new way of seeing fairytales.

Director: Ryan Clemens
Time: Monday - Friday, 9AM - 2PM
Final Presentation: Friday, August 9, 9AM through the Final Presentation at 5PM. Final Presentation open to the public at the Wells Theatre.
Cost: $275

After you've paid the camp registration fee, our Education Coordinator will contact you to complete the enrollment process. 


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RYAN CLEMENS

Ryan is very proud to work with VSC on the main stage and, as Lead Resident Theatre Artist, in a variety of VSC touring shows, classes, and workshops. VSC patrons may remember Clemens as Mr. Wormwood in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, Vinnie in The Odd Couple, Fezziwig and Old Joe in A Christmas Carol, Mortimer in The Fantasticks, or his famous relative Sam Clemens in his one-man show Meet Mark Twain. Originally from Wyoming, Ryan began his career in a traveling Wild West show. He has worked at theaters around the country, including five summers locally with the Virginia Shakespeare Festival and two with Tidewater Stage Company. Clemens holds a BA in Theatre from Western Washington University and an MFA in Acting from Regent University. Favorite past roles include Charlie in The Foreigner, Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and Arnold in The Boys Next Door.  Ryan lives in Virginia Beach, loves his wife, his cat, and corny jokes.  www.clemensistwain.com

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LAURA AGUDELO

Laura, a 9th to 12th theatre teacher at Grassfield High School, received her bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Spanish. In her 13 years of teaching, 8 of those in Theatre, she has earned many awards including Southeastern Theatre Coach of the Year, Hugo Owens Middle School Reading Teacher of the Year, two state championships for her acting company, and most recently was named Chesapeake’s High School Teacher of the year. Directing over 20 productions at the high school level, Laura also works closely with her students in the classroom setting teaching from Pantomime to Shakespeare. Laura also sponsors Troupe 7835 of the International Thespian Society and is one of the coordinators of the CPS Theatre City-Wide Initiative with all the theatre programs in Chesapeake. When not teaching, she is a lead member of the locally and internationally renowned Core Theatre Ensemble. She was most recently seen gracing the Wells Theatre stage as Mrs. Phelps in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical.


Financial assistance available on the basis of financial need and the availability of VSC scholarship funds. Contact Emel at eertu@vastage.org.