Step into the shoes of Lin Manuel-Miranda or Shakespeare and become a playwright this summer! Campers read and discuss short plays to examine structure and inspire ideas. They participate in creative-writing activities and active theatre games. Campers work toward developing their own short play, and throughout the process the camp reads the plays-in-progress aloud to share feedback with the writer. Campers develop greater enthusiasm for writing and confidence in their creative abilities; they also gain fundamental skills in dramatic composition and learn how to bring a play to life.
Director: Jack Novak is a playwright, actor and teaching artist. He has performed in the DC and Baltimore regions at Imagination Stage, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Faction of Fools, the Source Festival, Washington Improv Theatre and many others. He has taught improv, mime and other subjects for a wide range of age groups, ranging from the ages of 2-3 years old up to adults at Imagination Stage, Washington Improv Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, Educational Theatre Company, InterAct Story Theatre and others. He holds a degree in theatre from Northwestern University.