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Alfred University offers summer theater day camps for young students in June, July

Alfred University will host a Theater Day Camp program this summer for young students interested in learning more about theater performance and production. The program consists of two, one-week sessions in June and July at the Miller Performing Arts Center on the University campus.

The first session runs from Monday, June 28-Friday, July 2, 2010. The second session runs from Monday, July 5-Friday, July 9, 2010. The day camp is designed for students in third through ninth grade.

Participants will be divided into two groups. The younger group (grades three-six) will focus on theater games, improvisation, and preparation for a short performance on the last day of the program. The second group (grades seven-nine) will focus on acting, development of costumes and props, and preparation for a short production also on the last day of the program.

Dr. Becky Prophet is director of the summer theater day camp program. Prophet is a professor of theater and teaches acting, directing, and playwriting at Alfred University. She has spent nearly three decades teaching and working in theater. After earning a bachelor of arts degree in English from Alfred University, and a master of arts degree and a Ph.D. from Michigan University, Prophet acted, directed, and taught in Massachusetts, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Atlanta.

The fee for the program is $150 per week. To register, complete the registration form (go to: and send it to the address indicated on the form by Friday, June 11, 2010.

For more information, visit, or contact the Division of Performing Arts at 607.871.2562.