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Now Celebrating Our 16th Season!
Creating new theatre for the Pikes Peak region

Summer Camps 2017

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Come PLAY with us and discover the creative possibilities of the PERFORMING ARTS!

MAT’s dedicated staff of teaching artists and theatre professionals invite students of all ages to hone their craft, grow their confidence, develop their voice, express their imaginations and have fun as they explore in workshops from improvisation and acting skills to circus and Shakespeare.  

Classes are filling up quickly so call early to reserve your spot!

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AGES 4 to 6

Young performers step inside their favorite book and explore how to bring stories and characters to life through music, movement, dramatic play and visual art.  Classes encourage creative expression and promote confidence, imagination and self-esteem while working on skills such as listening, sharing and collaboration.  Each class ends with a final presentation for friends and family.

Half Day – 9am to Noon ~ 1 week– $140 / Instructor: Terri Harrison 

SOLD OUT – June 5 – 9  – PENGUIN PROBLEMS  

Slip slide across the Antarctic as we join the penguins for some summer fun!

Based on the book “Penguin Problems” by Jory John

SOLD OUT – June 12-16 – WHERE’S THAT HAT?

Meet amazing creatures as we journey with  bear  to get his hat back.    

Based on the books “ I Want My Hat Back”, “This Is Not My Hat” and “We Found A Hat” by Jon Klaassen

SOLD OUT – June 19 – 23  – ELEPHANT & PIGGIE 

There are surprises galore when Piggie and Gerald set out on their adventure.     

Based on the book “ Elephant & Piggie” by Mo Willems

SOLD OUT – July 17 – 21 – NOT A BOX

Travel to the world of the imagination where anything is possible and a box is never, ever just a box!

Based on the books “Not a Stick” and “Not a Box”  by Antoinette Portis

SOLD OUT – July 24 – 28 – LION LESSONS

Become the “bestest” lion ever as you roar, roll, pounce and play!

Based on the book “Lion Lessons” by Jon Agee


AGES 7 to 9

June 5 – 9  – TIME TRAVELERS (Full day camp)

Blast off in your very own time machine and discover the world of the past, the future and the impossible. 

FULL DAY – 9am to 3pm ~ 1 week– $260 / Instructor: Birgitta De Pree

June 26 – 30 

SOLD OUT  – SUPER SECRET AGENTS 

Go undercover, invent secret gadgets, solve the toughest mysteries and save the world in this fun-filled and super-silly spy camp.

HALF DAY – 9am to Noon ~ 1 week– $140 / Instructors: Kayla Kummerle & Brittany Merrit

SOLD OUT – July 10 – 14  – HOGWARTS 

Spend a fun-filled week in the Wizarding World and discover the wonder of Hogwarts, the deliciousness of Butterbeer and the excitement of magic classes.  We’ll brew up powerful potions, solve impossible riddles, encounter incredible creatures and master techniques to defend us from “he who shall not be named”.  This full day camp culminates in a final tour and performance for all muggle friends and family.

FULL DAY – 9am to 3pm ~ 1 week– $260 / Instructors: Birgitta De Pree, Meghan Frank, Buba Basishvili and guests


AGES 9 to 12

June 12 – 16 – WACKY WILLIAM (Full day camp)

Let us introduce you to the ridiculously funny world of William Shakespeare.  You’ll inhabit larger than life characters, act out the most ridiculous scenes, design outrageous costumes, learn the tricks of stage make-up and cool stage effects.  The week culminates in a one-of-a-kind play presented by you for invited friends and family!

FULL DAY – 9am to 3pm ~ 1 week– $260 / Instructor: Birgitta De Pree with  Sammie Joe Kinnett, Erik Brevik, Alex Williams

July 10 – 14  – HOGWARTS – SOLD OUT

Spend a fun-filled week in the Wizarding World and discover the wonder of Hogwarts, the deliciousness of Butterbeer and the excitement of magic classes.  We’ll brew up powerful potions, solve impossible riddles, encounter incredible creatures and master techniques to defend us from “he who shall not be named”.  This full day camp culminates in a final tour and performance for all muggle friends and family.

FULL DAY – 9am to 3pm ~ 1 week– $260 / Instructors: Birgitta De Pree, Meghan Frank, Buba Basishvili, Anna Faye Hunter 


AGES 9 to 14 

July 17 – 28 – MAKE A CIRCUS (two weeks) – SOLD OUT

Join the circus!   In this two week intensive camp you’ll learn acrobatics, juggling, tightrope walking, unicycling, stilt walking, trapeze, aerial silk and clowning on stage at the MAT. Led by seasoned circus performer, Jim Jackson, each class is tailored to the unique skills and interests of each student. 

HALF DAY – 1pm to 4pm ~ 2 weeks – $260 / Instructors: Jim Jackson, Elizabeth Fluharty and guests


TEENS

June 19 – 23 – THEATRE IMMERSION

Discover the essential elements of great acting as you work with professional theater artists in this mini-theatre conservatory.  You’ll spend each day exploring a variety of techniques from scene-work, stage combat and improvisation to theatre make up and costume design.  Work culminates in drama recital for friends and family on the final day.

Middle & High School ~ 9am to 3pm ~ 1 week – $260 / Instructors: Birgitta De Pree, Alex Williams, Erik Brevik, Sammie Joe Kinnett, Erin Bay

July 17 – 28 – SHAKESPEARE Ensemble

Join MAT’s longest running teen ensemble as we put together a vibrant and original performance of “Twelfth Night”.  You’ll master the language of the world’s greatest playwright in this fast paced hands-on approach to Shakespeare.  Scenes, sonnets and soliloquies come together in an original adaptation that you’ll perform at the theatre on the final day.

High School ~ 9:30am to 12:30 ~ 2 weeks – $260 – Instructor: Birgitta De Pree

Author: Jim Jackson

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