This summer, join Cleveland Play House for our inaugural session of Summer Academy! Students ages 4-18 will have the opportunity to participate in half day, week long, or two-week intensives for a variety of theatre classes, organized by America’s first regional theatre. Course offerings will range from improvisation, to classical performance, to devised work, to musical theatre. Classes are available for students of all abilities.
Questions? Contact Nadia Diamond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.414.7111.
Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
In this delightful introduction to acting and storytelling, young performers will focus on the works of the incomparable Dr. Seuss — Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, The Lorax, and more! Parents and friends will be invited to a special performance at the end of the session!
Classroom B / June 4–8 / 9am–12pm / $125
Where the Fun Things Are!
Maurice Sendak is one of the world’s most beloved children’s authors. In this unique and engaging class, young performers will read his classic stories and create performance pieces based on Sendak’s classic works, including Where the Wild Things Are, Outside Over There, and Higglety Pigglety Pop!
Classroom B / June 11–15 / 9am–12pm / $125
Mojo with Mo!
Children’s author and cartoonist Mo Willems has written a number of wildly popular children’s books including Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! and Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale. In this one-week camp, children will be able to let their imaginations soar as they create a theatre piece inspired by Mo’s stories, performed for friends and family on the final day!
Classroom B / June 18–22 / 9am–12pm / $125
Keep It in Idle!
Molly Idle is a wildly popular children’s author and illustrator. Her works include Camp Rex, Flora and The Flamingo, and Circus Fantastico! Molly’s words and vivid illustrations provide the perfect inspiration for young performers to create their own short plays that will be shared with friends and family on the final day!
Classroom B / June 25–29 / 9am–12pm / $125
So I Know I Can Dance!
A fun and highly interactive offering. Participants will immerse themselves into the amazing world of musical theatre. Learn the music and choreography from this time-honored genre, while building confidence. This two-week intensive culminates in a final presentation for friends and family.
Outcalt Rehearsal Hall / June 4–15, M–F / 9am–5pm / $500
Who Needs a Script?
Improv is a tremendous skill to have as a performer of any age. It strengthens self-assurance, promotes team-building, and improves listening and observation skills — plus it’s a whole lot of fun! Participants will be able to demo their improv skills in a final presentation for friends and family.
Classroom A / June 18–22 / 9am–5pm / $250
Front and Center!
This class for the younger performer starting out. Participants will gain an appreciation for the world of theatre and gain invaluable training in characterization, focus, and ensemble-building, all in a safe, fun-filled atmosphere. The young actors will showcase their new acting skills for friends and family on the last day of class!
Classroom A / June 25–29 / 9am–5pm / $250
Speak the Speech!
Shakespeare wrote a lot of great roles for teens — Romeo and Juliet for starters! In this fun Shakespeare intensive, teen actors will explore the world of the Bard and his plays, with a special focus on text, as well as his great characters. The teen Shakespeareans will perform their favorite scenes and monologues on the final day!
Classroom A / June 4–8 / 9am–5pm / $250
Film and television opportunities are on the rise in Northeast Ohio. Teen-Scene participants gain valuable experience working on-camera in a variety of exercises, including scenes from film and television, as well as commercials. A demo reel of each student’s work will be created to be shared with friends and family on the final day!
Classroom A / June 11–15 / 9am–5pm / $250
So I Really Know I Can Dance!
For the experienced musical performer, this session gives teens an opportunity to delve more deeply into the musical theatre song book, perform solos, and learn choreography of full-scale dance numbers. This fun and collaborative experience will culminate in a presentation of the students’ work on the last day of class.
Outcalt Rehearsal Hall / June 18–29, M–F / 9am–5pm / $500
In a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment, young performers on the spectrum and their peers will work together to devise a theatre piece about the challenges we all have in communicating with each other. The class will culminate in a presentation for friends and family.
Classroom B / June 4–8 / 1–4pm / $125
Young performers with mobility challenges and their non-disabled peers will work together to devise a creative movement performance that tells a story of how we move through the world. Friends and family will be invited to experience their final creation!
Classroom B / June 11–15 / 1–4pm / $125
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