Theater Camp

2020 Charleston Gaillard Center’s Education and Community Program

THEATER CAMPS – Canceled

Our summer theater program will use the unique Storytree Playwriting Method, which places the child’s voice and imagination at the center of its approach while fostering teamwork, creativity, and entertainment. Students are guided by theater and dance educators to reflect their place in the world in an original play written, designed, and performed by the students. All in one week!

Scholarships available. Please email sdevries@gaillardcenter.org for more information.

Space is limited and all camp openings are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.


Theater Camp 1

Registration: $300
June 22-26
Ages 7-12

CANCELED. With the health and safety of campers in mind, the Charleston Gaillard Center has canceled all of our summer camps. Participants have been contacted by email regarding refunds. If you have any questions regarding refunds, please reach out to the Ticket Office at ticketing@gaillardcenter.org or (843) 242-3099. Thank you for your continued support.

Theater Camp 2

Registration: $300
July 6-10
Ages 7-12

CANCELED. With the health and safety of campers in mind, the Charleston Gaillard Center has canceled all of our summer camps. Participants have been contacted by email regarding refunds. If you have any questions regarding refunds, please reach out to the Ticket Office at ticketing@gaillardcenter.org or (843) 242-3099. Thank you for your continued support. 


Support received from

Karyn Kennedy Herterich and Dieter Herterich

Daily Schedule

Monday

9-11AM – PLAY CREATION
Campers will collaborate on the creation of the play from brainstorming exercises to writing the final script.

11-11:30AM – LUNCH

11:30-1PM – PLAY CREATION

1-1:30PM – SNACK BREAK

1:30-2:30PM – PLAY PRODUCTION
Campers will learn how a play is produced and focus on a different aspect of theater production each day, from designing costumes, applying theater makeup, building the set, and more.

2:30-2:45PM – BREAK

2:45-3:30PM – PLAY PRODUCTION

3:30-4PM – DAILY WRAP UP

Tuesday

9-11AM – PLAY CREATION
Campers will collaborate on the creation of the play from brainstorming exercises to writing the final script.

11-11:30AM – LUNCH

11:30-1PM – PLAY CREATION

1-1:30PM – SNACK BREAK

1:30-2:30PM – PLAY PRODUCTION
Campers will learn how a play is produced and focus on a different aspect of theater production each day, from designing costumes, applying theater makeup, building the set, and more.

2:30-2:45PM – BREAK

2:45-3:30PM – PLAY PRODUCTION

3:30-4PM – DAILY WRAP UP

Wednesday

9-11AM – PLAY REHEARSAL
Campers will bring their play from page to stage through the rehearsal process. Campers will learn how to block a scene, rehearse their lines with other actors, and prepare for their performance.

11-11:30AM – LUNCH

11:30-1PM – PLAY REHEARSAL

1-1:30PM – SNACK BREAK

1:30-2:30PM – PLAY PRODUCTION
Campers will learn how a play is produced and focus on a different aspect of theater production each day, from designing costumes, applying theater makeup, building the set, and more.

2:30-2:45PM – BREAK

2:45-3:30PM – PLAY PRODUCTION

3:30-4PM – DAILY WRAP UP

Thursday

9-11AM – PLAY REHEARSAL
Campers will bring their play from page to stage through the rehearsal process. Campers will learn how to block a scene, rehearse their lines with other actors, and prepare for their performance.

11-11:30AM – LUNCH

11:30-1PM – PLAY REHEARSAL

1-1:30PM – SNACK BREAK

1:30-2:30PM – PLAY PRODUCTION
Campers will learn how a play is produced and focus on a different aspect of theater production each day, from designing costumes, applying theater makeup, building the set, and more.

2:30-2:45PM – BREAK

2:45-3:30PM – PLAY PRODUCTION

3:30-4PM – DAILY WRAP UP

Friday

9-11AM – DRESS REHEARSAL
In the final dress rehearsals, campers will apply all they have learned, and rehearse the play as if it was the final live performance.

11-11:30AM – LUNCH

11:30-1PM – DRESS REHEARSAL

1-1:30PM – SNACK BREAK

1:30-2:30PM – DRESS REHEARSAL

2:30-3PM – PERFORMANCE
Campers will perform their original play for a live audience of friends and family.

3-3:30PM – POST SHOW RECEPTION
Campers and their friends and family are invited to attend a reception immediately following the performance.


Please contact Sterling deVries, Director of Education for the Charleston Gaillard Center at sdevries@gaillardcenter.org  for additional information.