Summer Youth Conservatory 2022

➤ Theatre Intensive

(Rising 9th graders through 2022 High School Graduates)

➤ TheatreTech

(Rising 9th graders through 2022 High School Graduates)

➤ Theatre Quest – Middle School Camps
➤ Theatre Quest – High School Camps


SYC THEATRE INTENSIVE 2022

By audition to rising 9th graders through 2022 High School Graduates

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s Summer Youth Conservatory presents

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn; Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Tracy Bersley
Performances July 27-31, 2022

Rehearsals will begin June 27, 2022.

Cost: $1500
Scholarships are available

Health & Safety Protocols: PlayMakers Repertory Company will continue to monitor the latest guidance from state and University health officials regarding the safety of our patrons, artists, and staff.

Auditions have passed, and registration for SYC Theatre Intensive is now closed. Please learn about our other youth offerings this summer!

Questions? Email us at syc@unc.edu


TheatreTech

SYC’s TheatreTech 2022 program registration period is now closed.

Students in TheatreTech train side-by-side PlayMakers professional production staff in select areas: scenic, stage management, props, costumes, lights, or sound. This hands-on training is a unique and life changing experience for students interested in tech theater.

TheatreTech 2022 will work behind the scenes of SYC’s summer production of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”.

Important Dates:

  • An All Company Meeting (parents / guardians, students, SYC staff) on June 27 (evening time TBD)
  • Shop Days and Times: June 27-July 19, Monday through Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm, Lunch Break 1:00-2:00pm
  • Technical Rehearsals: July 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26 – afternoon and evening rehearsals
  • Performances: July 27-31 Wednesday-Saturday @ 7:30pm and Sunday @ 2:00pm

Tuition for TheatreTech is $750.
Scholarships and payment plans are available.


Theatre Quest
Middle School (rising 6th-9th graders)

Principles of Acting / Make Em Laugh

Dates: June 13-17 and June 21-24, 2022 (No camp on Monday, June 20 for Juneteenth)
Instructor: David McClutchey
$650

Students learn how to play an action in a scene, identify objectives, overcome obstacles, and focus energy. In the second week, students focus these skills on developing their comedic skills with monologues, scenes, physical comedy, and improvisation. Humor is such an essential ingredient in theatre and in life! Camp ends with final sharing on the last day.

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Musical Theatre

Dates: June 13-17 and June 21-24, 2022 (No camp on Monday, June 20 for Juneteenth)
Instructor: John Dreher
Accompanist: Tommy Bastable
$650

Students learn about the world of solos and duets and explore tips and tricks to enhance their musical theatre performance skills. In the second week, students learn the ins and outs of group numbers and how to stop the show! Camp ends with final sharing on the last day.

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Let’s Make a Play!

Dates: July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2022
Instructor: Terra Hodge
$650

Write a brand-new play! Acting teams use games, movement, playwriting exercises and writing prompts to create unique and original short plays. Teams revise and rehearse plays and get them performance ready! Camp ends with final sharing on the last day.

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Disney on Broadway!
Dates: July 11-15 and July 18-22, 2022
Instructor: Chelsea James
$650

Take your training to the next level! Students will hone singing, acting, and dancing skills while learning exciting Disney production numbers from the Broadway stage. This is a chance for actors to become triple threat performers. Camp ends with final sharing on the last day.

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Theatre Quest
High School (rising 9th-12th graders)

Brush up Your Shakespeare

Dates: June 27-July 1 and July 5-8, 2022
Instructor: Rebecca Bossen
$650

Get the skills an actor needs to tackle the unique demand of this richly rewarding classical material. Dive into Shakespeare’s texts through script analysis, exploration of language, vocal work, monologues, and scene study. Camp ends with final sharing on the last day.

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Musical Theater / Auditions

Dates: June 27-July 1 and July 5-8, 2022
Instructor: Jessica Sorgi
$650

Study the foundations of acting the song and explore the different styles in Musical Theater. Prepare and execute great auditions, both live and via the current world of self-tapes. Whether students are interested in learning something new, or continuing their musical theater studies, this class will build knowledge and skills, all while having a lot of fun. Camp ends with final sharing on the last day.

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Improv! Improv! Improv!

Dates: July 18-22, 2022
Instructor: Alex James
$350

Congratulations! This Improv course will change your life forever! Get ready to think quick on your feet and recognize patterns to reach new comedic heights! Students work on the fundamentals to any great improv scene: how to create characters that are absurd but realistic, relationships that are hilarious and truthful, and an entire environment out of nothing but using their minds and hands. Students learn these mechanics as well as short form games to become a great improviser, and a better actor as well! Please remember to bring your favorite script so we can rip them apart vis-à-vis Dead Poet Society. Camp ends with final sharing on the last day.

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