SUMMER CAMP 2022 INFORMATION

Theater Lab 1.5! is offering theater camp in the community of Oak Forest 

DATES

Click on link to reserve spot. 

July 11-15 (*roster minimums must be met by June 27)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA5AB2FA3FE3-theater

August 8-12 (*roster minimums must be met by July 25)

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805084FA5AB2FA3FE3-theater1

*If minimums are not met of 7 children/session parents will be notified and payment will be refunded via Venmo or enrollment may be moved to another session/week. Tuition is due before the session begins. 

LOCATION

Hope Episcopal Church in Oak Forest on 43rd St.

 -1613 W 43rd St, Houston, TX 77018

OBJECTIVES

Theater Lab Kids summer camp sessions showcase the ideas of students with one overall objective - produce original plays using the individual and collective group creativity to inspire a short play (between 12-25 minutes) with settings, conflicts, props, costumes, and characters. 

Additionally, instruction is provided in areas of movement, vocal projection and warm ups, valuing creative ideas through teamwork, and being a good audience. 

We also practice improvisation and acting exercises, expressing emotional response, theater games, prop construction, as well as touch on costume, set, and makeup designs. 

On the final day of each summer camp session, casts will perform their original script in front of a live audience. Students are challenged to be playwrights, producers, and performers in this one week session while learning and HAVING FUN!

DAYS& TIMES

Sessions are weekly increments Monday through Friday. Camp is 1-4PM with a final performance on Fridays at 4:15PM. Students are encouraged to participate everyday they are enrolled to ensure a successful group performance.

PRICING

The fee per child is $200 through July 15. 

 

Registration must meet 7 students per session to qualify. All accounts are due in full three weeks prior to start date. 

TO BRING OR NOT TO BRING. THAT IS THE QUESTION...

 

BRING

  • A positive attitude and your creativity!!!

  • Script - should be brought everyday

  • Healthy snack 

  • Water

  • Pencil and paper

  • Props student has suggested/proposed (daily to rehearse with item)

  • Costume pieces requested or suggested (Friday - final day)

  • Makeup (Friday - final day)

 

NOT TO BRING

  • Cell Phones and Electronics

  • Pokemon or other toys - items that will distract

  • Snacks with nuts or lots of sugar (others may have allergies and sugar makes kiddos bonkers!)

 

COSTUMES AND PROPS

We do ask students to bring certain costume pieces for the show. Students may bring costumes from home provided the costume fits their character. In other words, we are not wearing a dinosaur mask if we are playing a boy unless it makes sense. 

Usually on Wednesday an email is sent out with specifics to suggest characters for costumes or props needed that we cannot make or do not have.  For example, I list all the students and what they should wear or bring. 

  • JOHNNY: jeans and a red shirt. PROP: Broom. 

  • KATIE: Tutu and white T-shirt. PROP: Wand

 

Emails are periodically sent out with updates throughout the session so parents know what we worked on during camp. 

Students may wear makeup they have put on at home for the final showcase. Makeup will not be provided due to sanitation. 

WHAT ARE EXPECTATIONS? (please read thoroughly)

Theater is a collaborative art form. Students enrolled should be present daily and arrive on time. Students should have a positive attitude about learning/performing and bring their creativity!

Theater requires respect and participation of those involved. Due to the short amount of time we have to write and produce our play, students are expected to be on their best behavior. Students are subject to being removed from activities if they are distracting or disrespectful to others.

Parents may be called if a child is disrespectful or consistently disruptive causing redirection. Students with consistent documented behavioral issues during the camp may be expelled without refund.  

Scripts will not be rewritten if a parent is dissatisfied with the quantity of lines. Scripts may need to be adjusted or modified at the director's discretion. These modifications will be emailed daily. 

STUDENTS...

  • are required to keep their hands to themselves.

  • are not to bully. Bullying is not tolerated – both physical and emotional.

  • should have lunch prior to drop off. We need to work on our production and activities while we are in class - not eating (unless of course during our designated snack/break time). 

  • that are picked up late (after 10 minutes) will be billed a $25 fee for each 10 minutes. If you are going to be late, please call. 

  • that bring Cell Phones, Electronic Devices, or toys on campus will have the item collected during instruction/rehearsal. These items will be returned at the end of class.

  • will be provided 2 breaks each day (bathroom break and bathroom/snack break). 

  • are discouraged from using violence in the form of killing as a conflict in the play subject. 

  • enrolled are subject to being recorded or photographed. 

 

COVID PROTOCOLS AND ACTS OF FORCE MAJEURE

Theater Lab is not responsible for any acts of "force majeure" that may cause camp to cancel once it has started. If the instructor should become ill a refund will be issued. However, if a child becomes ill no refund will be issued once camp has started. 

Masks will NOT be required. 

Temperatures will be taken at entry each day. 

Students should keep social distance. However, we are performing in a class which may require social interaction, passing props, papers, etc. 

Sanitizer will be available and the facility will be wiped down before, during and after each class.