Friday, February 27, 2015
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Rec Report: New theater camp in full swing

By Ajay Raj

The city of Davis has just completed its first two sessions of theater camp at the Veterans’ Memorial Theater. Each session includes improvisational games, theater exercises including acting technique, karaoke, arts and crafts and more.

“The theater camp is all about fostering a sense of confidence and individuality,” said director Hope Raymond. “We teach the kids to design and create their own sets and props, not to mention rehearsing and performing scenes from classic plays.”

Each week of camp has a different theme — Shakespeare, Commedia Del’ Arte, Adventure and Musical Theater — so participants repeating a camp get a new experience each session. Every camp concludes with a performance on the last day.

“Campers have been working so extraordinarily hard to make their scenes perfect for the end of-week performance,” Raymond said.

Future plans include summer theater camps with a full production, similar to the “Davis Children’s Nutcracker,” a local holiday tradition.

Six weeks of camp are envisioned, themed to support the full production at the end of summer, and two weeks of rehearsal followed by performances at the end of the second week. This way, the young campers can decide if acting is something they would like to pursue.

There are two remaining theater camp sessions for this summer: July 8-12 and July 29-Aug. 2. To register, visit www.cityofdavis.org.

Looking for a venue for your next production? Stop by or call us to schedule a tour of the Veterans’ Memorial Theater, 203 E. 14th St.

The theater is a great resource for the residents of Davis and nearby communities. It seats approximately 320 people, making it a great size for community productions, and the technical equipment supports community-sized productions. We welcome opportunities to work with your performing arts group.

So whether you’re an interested playwright with a new play and want to create a full production or just need a stage for a reading, please give us a call at 530-757- 5665 to discuss how we can help you have a successful production.

— Ajay Raj is the community services theater coordinator for the city of Davis. This column is published monthly.

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