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THEATRE SUMMER CAMP FEATURING SHORTSTACK THEATRE COMPANY

THEATRE SUMMER CAMP

The 5 & Dime is thrilled to partner with Shortstack Theatre Company to offer a summer camp program for children in our community! We have three programs from which to choose: the Flapjacks Acting Camp for our youngest campers, and the Hotcakes Acting Camp and Silver Dollar Musical Theatre Camp for our older campers.

 

To see if your camper qualifies for a scholarship please submit this form

THE CAMPS

Flapjacks Acting Camp #1 (Ages 5-10)

July 2 – 6*

Monday – Thursday from 9am-2pm, Friday from 9am-1pm

Young campers will enjoy playing theatre games as they learn about the theatre world and develop acting skills.  On the final day, there will be a showcase from 12-1pm to conclude the week. The showcase will highlight the pieces the campers worked on over the course of the week. Parents are invited.

*Camp classes will meet on Wednesday July 4th.

Flapjacks Acting Camp #2 (Ages 5-10)

July 30 – August 3

Monday – Thursday from 9am-2pm, Friday 9am-1pm

Young campers will enjoy playing theatre games as they learn about the theatre world and develop acting skills.  On the final day, there will be a showcase from 12-1pm to conclude the week. The showcase will highlight the pieces the campers worked on over the course of the week. Parents are invited.

Silver Dollar Musical Theatre Camp (Rising 6th-10th graders)

July 9 – 20

Monday – Friday from 9am-2pm, with a performance on Friday, July 20, at 6pm

This two-week camp is an opportunity for young performers to explore and expand their love for musical theatre through games, musical numbers, and solo work. The finale will be performing in a  showcase that highlights the campers’ new skills. Parents are invited.

Hotcakes Acting Camp (Rising 6th-10th graders)

July 23 – 27

Monday – Friday from 9am-2pm, with a performance on Friday, July 27, at 6pm

This is the perfect camp for young adolescents to hone the craft of improvisational acting and enjoy themselves while interacting with their friends. The camp will end with an improv showcase that highlights the young actors’ new skills. Parents are invited.

SHORT STACK THEATRE COMPANY FOUNDERS

 

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Five & Dime, A Theatre Company, to offer theatre arts camps for children and youth in our community. We are inspired by the difference the 5&Dime is making in Jacksonville and are grateful for the opportunity to work with them. Each of us knows first-hand how valuable an arts education can be. Inspired by various artists and the extraordinarily arts educations we’ve been exposed to, we are driven by our desire for a career in theatre. We look forward to sharing our passion for all aspects of theatre and helping to cultivate that in our campers.

Avery Sedlacek (Co-Artistic Director/Lead Acting Coach) is a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.  He graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in 2016 with an arts degree in Performance Theatre. While at Douglas Anderson he was a part of several productions. His favorites include The Shadow Box (Joe), How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (Twimble), 25th Annual Putnam…(Carl), and Violet (Mechanic). Since joining the Shenandoah community, he has been cast in several productions, including those through the university’s season (Peter and the Starcatcher, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Guys and Dolls, Blue Stockings), as well as productions by the student-run Shakespeare Organization. Before settling in to run camp in summer 2018, Avery will be headed to The Globe Theatre in London for a three-week Shakespeare study-abroad program. In addition, Avery is a co-founder and artistic director of the Liminality Theatre Company.

Emily Suarez (Co-Artistic Director/Managing Director) is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama with a focus in Acting.  Also a graduate of Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Emily studied Musical Theatre.  While at Douglas Anderson, she had the opportunity to perform in a variety of productions.  Some of her favorites include The Shadow Box (Maggie), How to Succeed…(Hedy LaRue), and Violet (Young Violet). She has enjoyed being involved with Five & Dime productions, such as Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens, and Absence. She was also a featured dancer in Felicia Rhoden’s rendition of The Nutcracker at the University of North Florida’s Lazarra Theatre in roles such as Clara and The Sugar Plum Fairy. She started teaching dance at age 14, in various styles and ages ranging from 2-12. Since joining the CMU community, Emily has taken part in the student dance concert, Dance/Light, this year co-choreographing a piece entitled “Why Am I Still Explaining This.” She also co-created a piece entitled “Dios Te Bendiga” as a part of Carnegie Mellon’s “Playground: A Festival of Independent Work.” Emily is our leading coach/choreographer for Musical Theatre.

Alec Cosentino (Technical Director/Lead Improv Coach) is a sophomore BFA Acting student at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts in 2016 with an arts degree in Performance Theatre. While at Douglas Anderson, Alec performed in several productions, including How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Wally Womper), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Jesus), and Violet (Rufus). He also gained valuable crew experience, which he has continued through DePaul’s productions of Romeo and Juliet and Night Runner.  Most recently he was seen onstage in DePaul University’s Fray the Tethers and Kodachrome. Alec also has a passion for competitive weightlifting and was proud to represent Team USA in the Youth World Championships in 2015. He has carried this passion on through teaching individual clients and children’s/youth fitness classes at Diesel 3rd Street Crossfit.

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