Summer Stars

Every child is star. Give yours the skills to shine.

Summer 2013

Last summer, Theatre Tulsa debuted its new camp for rising young performers – Summer Stars. This year we are bringing it back, TWICE!  The first session will be Summer Stars: Act Out! and the second is entitled Summer Stars: Sing Out!  These classes are taught by Tulsa’s most well-trained, award-winning, and enthusiastic teachers.

Join us for twice the fun, twice the learning, and twice the memories!

 Summer Stars: Act Out! is an interactive day camp that focuses on the fundamentals of acting. Young performers will use their bodies, voice, and imagination to develop their acting skills! Students will learn through games, improvisation, and short scenes in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. The class cultivates in a performance held for friends and family.

Taught by Amanda Wells and Laura Dossett.

Details:

  • Dates: June 9th-20th
  • Times: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm
  • Where: Christ Church Episcopal 10901 S. Yale Ave
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Cost: $180 earlybird special before May 1st and $230 after that date. There will be a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Partial scholarships are available! Please email Laura Dossett at education@theatretulsa.org for more information.

Register for Summer Stars: Act Out! (Please note this link is for the ACTING variation. The link for sing out is listed below) 

Summer Stars 2013

Summer Stars 2013

Summer Stars: Sing Out! is and interactive day camp that focuses on the fundamentals of performing in a musical! Learn to sing, dance, and act by performing numbers from your favorite Broadway Musicals! Create scenes that stretch your imagination and develop body and vocal awareness. Play, experiment and share feedback in a supportive (and fun!) environment. This class cultivates in a recital held for friends and family.

Taught by Catherine Ratliffe and Christina Jenkins.

Details:

  • Dates: July 14-25
  • Times: Monday-Friday, 9am-1pm
  • Where: Christ Church Episcopal, 10901 S. Yale Ave
  • Ages: 7-13
  • Cost: Cost: $180 earlybird special before May 1st and $230 after that date. There will be a non-refundable $50 application fee.
  • Partial scholarships are available! Please email Laura Dossett at education@theatretulsa.org for more information.

Register for Summer Stars: Sing Out! Here. (Please note this link is for the SINGING variation. The link for Act Out is listed above) 

Instructor Info:

christinajenkinsCHRISTINA JENKINS (SummerStar Instructor) Christina received her BA in Communication Arts/Drama and her Masters in Education from Oral Roberts University. She taught the advanced theatre and stagecraft classes at Union’s 9th and 10th Grade Center for 5½ years and choreographed Union High School’s musicals the past nine years. In addition to Union, she is the resident choreographer for American Theatre Company and has choreographed for other high schools in the Tulsa area including Owasso, Booker T. Washington, and Checotah High Schools. Christina has also choreographed for Clark Youth Theatre, show choirs, and taught solo pieces for auditions or dance competitions. Her choreography credits include Cats, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserables, AIDA, West Side Story, and Fiddler on the Roof. Christina has also directed several plays including The Miracle Worker, Rumors, The Diary of Anne Frank, and The Crucible. Christina has a great passion for theatre, singing, and dance. Up to this point, she has acted in over 25 plays and musicals, directed 19 plays, choreographed 20 musicals and hopes to continue acting, singing and dancing for years to come!

 

lauraheadLAURA DOSSETT (Director of Education, Act Out! Instructor) Laura currently serves as the Director of Education and Advancement for Theatre Tulsa and is committed to education outreach of the program and her work as a teaching artist. Laura has recently stage managed Aladdin Jr., Children’s Letters to God,and Oliver!  She is also currently acting on tour with Puss in Boots and Other Cat Tails as part of the Harwelden Institute of the Arts. Laura received her BFA in theatre from Emporia State University in Kansas.  There she was the artistic director and coordinator of the Educational Theatre Company, a small non-profit organization that performed touring shows written, directed, and performed by members of the company. Laura has been involved in over 40 productions in just the past five years doing a little bit of everything – stage management, directing, writing, costuming, and construction andperforming.

Amanda Steen WellsAMANDA STEEN WELLS (Act Out! Instructor) An alumnus of the Juilliard Drama Division’s Group 34, Amanda teaches and directs theatre at Owasso High School. She also coaches voice, articulation, dialect, and text analysis for various theatre companies in Tulsa. In previous years, she worked as an actor with Chautauqua Conservatory Theatre Company (New York) and Southwest Shakespeare Theatre Company (Arizona), but, most recently, she has enjoyed performing with Tulsa Community College in their production of Agamemnon.She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University.