Showmakers Series - Ages 7-11

These ensembles jump into the rehearsal process with a focus on original story creation and scripted scene study. We meet each actor where they are, and build a company of skilled performers; centering bravery, imagination and truthfulness. Improvisation and theater games help stoke creativity, develop the company and the spirit of play. Taught by master teachers and performers at the top of their field, kids learn skills that will serve them the rest of their creative lives. Camp culminates in a live sharing for families on Friday afternoon.

Themes for 2022 include Descendants Drama, Mythology Players, James & The Giant Peach, Intergalactic Odyssey, Hogwarts School and Mystery in the Museum.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all students 5+, and must be submitted two weeks before the first day of camp.

Descendants Drama

$700 Per Child

July 25 – 29

The kids of the most famous villains are unafraid to be “rotten to the core”! Prepare to dance your way from the Isle of Lost to the Kingdom of Auradon taking on awesome choreography and characters from Disney’s Descendants. In acting scene work, explore themes of friendship, betrayal and how to be “chillin’ like a villain”. Our original music videos, short form improvisation and scripts are presented for families on Friday, July 29.

Please note there is no extended day this week. Contact us with any questions.

This camp is full. Please follow the link below to join the waitlist.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 07/25/2022 - 07/29/2022
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Mythology Players

$700 Per Child

August 1 – 5

Ever wonder what the snakes on Medusa’s head talk about? Ever seen an infomercial for Arachne’s loom? Do you know what you would do if you came face-to-face with a Minotaur? In this dynamic day camp, classic Greek myths come alive as kids stage and perform short plays based on classic tales! Part acting camp, part improv camp, kids create their own myth mash-up in addition to staging scripted one-acts. This is a great early exposure to mythology and scene study technique.

Camp culminates in an in-person performance for families on Friday afternoon.

Please note there is no extended day this week. Contact us with any questions.

This camp is full. Please follow the link below to join the waitlist.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 08/01/2022 - 08/05/2022
  • Time: 9:00a-3:00p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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James and the Giant Peach

$700 Per Child

Aug 8 – 12

Come escape from Aunt Sponge and Spiker with our favorite hero, James and his amazing band of bug friends. Centipede, Earthworm, Ladybug and more battle sharks, cloud men and find joy in a new life in New York City. A few magical glowing seeds start the adventure of a lifetime! The final musical show will be shared with friends and family on Friday.

Please note there is no extended day this week. Contact us with any questions.

This camp is full. Please follow the link below to join the waitlist.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 08/08/2022 - 08/12/2022
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Intergalactic Odyssey

$700 Per Child

Aug 15-19

When an intrepid band of astronauts blasts off into space on a secret mission, they discover alien life, new friends, and the key to saving Earth from an impending comet! Kids work on developing their unique characters through games and improv as well as rehearsing the original play, which features pop music hits and is performed for family on the final day.

This camp is full. Please follow the link below to join the waitlist.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 08/15/2022 - 08/19/2022
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Hogwarts School

$700 Per Child

August 22 – 26

Join us as we use the “magic” of theater to explore this Wizarding World. Using the Harry Potter series as a springboard, we will generate original scripted scenes for a final movie. Kids will get to hone their writing and improv skills as they create plays based on their favorite iconic characters or imagine new ones in this magical world. In addition to the acting work, we’ll play games of Quidditch, make spell books and compete for the House Cup. Jump on your Firebolt and let’s play!

Camp culminates in a performance of our scenes and original stories on Friday, August 26.

Extended day options are available at this location Monday-Thursday, from 3p-5p. The fee for extended day is $50/day.

This camp is full. Please follow the link below to join the waitlist.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 08/22/2022 - 08/26/2022
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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Mystery in the Museum

$700 Per Child

August 29 – September 2

The world’s greatest detectives have been brought together to solve the mysteries afoot in the Museum of Natural History. The group must use their special skills and watch out for trap doors, creepy taxidermy and the ghostly museum guards. Can the detectives work together and decode the clues before it is too late? Kids work on scenes, develop back stories, solve riddles and improvise for more spooky-spoofy-fun. The original scripted play is performed on the last day for friends and family.

Extended day options are available at this location Monday-Thursday, from 3p-5p. The fee for extended day is $50/day.

This camp is full. Please follow the link below to join the waitlist.

  • Ages: 7-11
  • Dates: 08/29/2022 - 09/02/2022
  • Time: 9a-3p Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Address: 121 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
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