Theatre

Theatre Camps

Summer at Laurel & Heights Youth Theatre Present: FUNdamentals!

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 2-6
Dates:
July 1-19
*no camp July 4-5
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lead Instructors:
Treva Offutt & Stacy Bolton
Format:
One, three-week session; culminating in a performance
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$680/session

Curtain up! Find your theatre “voice” through a series of FUN master classes that will help you build your own theater essentials tool kit! You’ll focus on everything from vocal techniques and how to read music, to solo and ensemble work in acting, song, dance and improvisation. Guest experts in stagecraft will help you as you create your own work and learn audition techniques. This three-week workshop culminates with a production showcasing everything you’ve learned. Get ready for those curtain calls! Love the theater? Then come join us as we put the FUN in FUNdamentals!

Shakespeare Rocks: Acting Intensive

Ages:
Girls & boys entering Grades 7-12
Dates:
July 22 - August 2
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lead Instructors:
Leighann DeLorenzo & Cody Swanson
Format:
One two-week session; culminating in a performance
Location:
Laurel’s Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights
Tuition:
$680/session

Regardless of whether you have had exposure to Shakespeare or you are experiencing his genius for the first time, you will rave about Laurel’s dramatic summer program, Shakespeare Rocks! During this two-week camp, student actors will undergo a full rehearsal process under the guidance of a classically-trained professional actor/director and a certified Combat instructor. After analyzing and interpreting the text, campers will learn how to stage scenes and create characters using their bodies, voices, and imagination. Students will have daily classes in Acting Shakespeare, voice and movement, and Stage Combat. Parents and friends will be invited to a performance at the conclusion of the camp. High School credit will be given to Upper School Laurel students that successfully complete this acting intensive.

Leighann DeLorenzo is an award-winning, freelance theatre artist whose work as an actor and director has been recognized by the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Drama Circle of Critics. Directing credits include Slowgirl, The Revisionist, The Night Alive and the American premiere of On the Grill at Dobama Theatre. Previous acting credits include Betty in A Forest Dark and Deep and Jan Landing in the world premiere of Ed Falco's Possum Dreams, which also enjoyed a March 2015 off-Broadway run at Shetler Studios’ Theater 54. Leighann plays the lead role in the early 2019 production of Other Desert Cities at the Clague Playhouse. She is a member of the Dobama Emerging Actors Program master acting faculty and director of Laurel’s theater productions.

Cody Swanson has been seen on-stage in both the Cleveland and Philadelphia area and since 2006 has been working in design and technical theatre. In May 2015, Cody earned his B.F.A. in acting, with a minor in musical theatre, from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he studied stage combat. He is an advanced actor combatant with The Society of American Fight Directors, with certified proficiency in eight weapon disciplines.