Grades 6 – 8
June 27 – July 23, 2022
Mon – Fri, 10 AM – 3PM
A summer theater intensive experience for kids who love putting on a show and inspiring others. Whether they’ve participated in theater programs, are curious about the power of storytelling, or they are the kid who is passionate about organizing the neighborhood behind a worthy cause and social justice, CampWCP is for them; six weeks with a focus, a goal, and the chance to meet artists and community leaders.
At CampWCP, Young folx are encouraged to use their voice on issues that matter to them and turn it into something theatrical — with a little help from the Playhouse.
Inspire. Create. Activate.
Middle school students will explore the art of playwriting and devise their own play. Guided by a professional Theater for Young Audiences playwright, the young artists will collectively create stories together and perform their original play at the Playhouse for an invited audience of family and friends.
Campers will also learn acting techniques from Playhouse Director of Education Jenny Nelson and how to be a student activist from local community activists. They will also participate in workshops with Playhouse staff and invited guests. Past workshops have covered movement and language, character building, and theatrical poster design.
In addition to making life-long friendships and learning new skills from professional theater professionals, every camper receives:
- An awesome CampWCP T-shirt.
- A bound copy of the play they collectively wrote (like the scripts Broadway actors use).
- A Certificate of Completion.
No theater experience is required. CampWCP is for kids who know they love theater, or are curious about theater, or want to learn through theater how to have their voices heard.
Performance of Home is Where Stories Begins, the play conceived, written and performed by the 2021 campers before an invited audience.
Now in its second year, we hope that CampWCP empowers young artists to activate their creative voice — so that they can ignite social change for their community and beyond.
For information on daily schedules, workshops, and registration, visit: westportplayhouse.org/show/campwcp2022/
Scenes from CampWCP 2021
CampWCP 202 highlights