Thursday, May 20, 2010

Young People’s Theatre Camp

Summer Theatre Camp for Kids at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House

Beaconsfield Historic House and former Island thespian, Emily Hanlin Piper, are presenting a Prince Edward Island History Theatre Camp for children ages 8-12 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown, Monday through Friday, July 19 – 23 from 1pm until 5pm.  The students will perform an original comedy, Princess Louise Comes to Call based upon the real-life visit to Beaconsfield of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Louise.  Sharing directorial duties is Cheryl Scofield, MA Theatre.  The cost is $150 for each student with sibling discounts available.

This camp will focus on period manners, comedic timing, diction and more through theatre games as well as play rehearsal.  All of the young thespians’ hard work will culminate in a final performance at 7pm on Friday, July 23rd at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House.

Emily Hanlin Piper, BA Theatre from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania, is a former Island theatre and music instructor now residing in Massachusetts.  She was the 2004 winner of Theatre PEI’s Best Production Award.  Since leaving PEI, Emily has lived in Chicago where she performed professionally and taught a number of theatre, music and art classes.  She now lives on a 250 year-old farm in Westford, Massachusetts where she owns her own arts-based business, Rumphius Creativity Unhinged.  She teaches
theatre, puppetry, art and eco-friendly classes as well as performs as Mrs. Junkbox in schools across the state.  She is very excited to be back on PEI this summer and to work with Island kids once again!

Cheryl Scofield  has been teaching theatre in Virginia and Illinois for several years.  She has an MA from Northwestern University in Theatre History, Criticism and Literature and worked as a dramaturg with some Off-Loop theatres while living in Chicago.  Also in Chicago, Cheryl taught theatre in inner-city schools in a program designed to keep kids out of gangs through involvement in theatre.  She is currently director and theatre teacher at Liberty High School located in Virginia.

For more information and to register, go to  Registration forms are available under “How to Register”.  Please use the Summer Camp form.  Or contact Emily Hanlin Piper at 978.995.7002 or  Sibling discounts and payment plans are available.  Limit: 20 students.

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