Thursday, July 25th, 2024

Camp Will for the Young Shakespearean Actor

The People’s Shakespeare Project is offering a camp for middle school students at MU this summer.

This summer, The People’s Shakespeare Project, an organization designed to help promote a love of Shakespeare through performance, is offering a camp for middle school students at Millersville University, held in the Rafters Theatre.

Two University education students will be helping with the program this year. Jeff Wolfthal, a double major in social studies/history will serve as the assistant teacher for the camp and Alyssa Rader, a double major in English/English theatre, will serve as a volunteer teacher for the camp.

This is Camp Will’s fourth summer of theater instruction to middle school students, under the direction of Laura Korach Howell, the founder and executive director of The People’s Shakespeare Project.

Camp Will is a three-week day-camp that gives students in grades five through nine the opportunity to explore the excitement of theater and genius of Shakespeare. The children will take acting, movement, voice, text and improvisation classes during the camp. Aside from instructional classes, they will rehearse for an abridged production of “Twelfth Night,” which takes place at the conclusion of camp.

The camp runs weekdays from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., starting June 15, and runs through July 1. The final performance of Camp Will’s “Twelfth Night” is July 1 at 3 p.m. in Rafters Theatre, Dutcher Hall. A second performance will take place at 7 p.m. in Steinman Hall, Millersville University-Lancaster, 42 N. Prince St., Lancaster.

For more information, visit The People’s Shakespeare Project website.

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