Jul 19, 8:00 am - Jul 31, 1:00 pm
Lecture or Speaker

Theater Camp

July 19-31, 2020 - Two Week Camp Cost of Camp: $2,000 Commuter Rate for Local Students - $1,845 ($200 DEPOSIT DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION)

Complete the online Registration form at 

Deadline May 1, 2020

The Program:
Summer Theater at Alfred University provides a great opportunity for students to create, experience, and develop perspectives and skills in theater through full group sessions and with a good deal of individual attention, training and experience in theater from our distinguished faculty. Students work on improving skills and developing new levels of expertise in two or three areas of performance and/or technical theater. There is range, choice and growth for everyone. The emphasis is on having fun and enjoying our beautiful natural surroundings while learning!

  • Actor Training - including improvisation, text analysis, character development, staging, voice production and movement
  • Technical Theater - including stage managing, scenery, costume and lighting
  • Voice and Voice Development

Campers are to arrive on campus between 2:00 and 4:00 PM for registration and check-in on Sunday, July 19 and check-out Friday afternoon, July. Sunday registration is followed by orientation, dinner and welcome activities. Institute sessions begin Monday morning. During a typical day, students attend classes in the morning and afternoon and participate in recreational activities and rehearsals in the evening.

Morning sessions focus on actor training, including improvisation, text analysis, character development, staging, voice production and movement for actors. All students will learn more about theater through text and performance.

Afternoons are devoted to design and technical theater, with sessions in stage managing, scenery, costume and lighting. Students will receive experience and training in all areas, with opportunities to focus on one or two areas during the course of the two weeks. Other afternoon sessions provide students with experience in voice and voice development. Two voice training sessions early in the Institute lead to options for more sessions in voice for the stage, including some preparation for musical theater. In the late afternoons students will choose particular areas to work on: voice for the stage, acting, design, technical theater and/or stage managing.

At least one field trip to a professional theater will be included in the schedule. Students will tour the facility and view a professional theater performance.

The program will conclude with a public performance of scenes and at least one rehearsed short play.

College Credit Option:
Rising juniors and seniors who attend this program can earn two hours of college credit, if desired, by completing extra assignments and paying an additional $330 per credit hour. (Acceptance confirmation packets will include a course registration form that must be returned by students who wish to earn the 2 credits.)