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April 17, 2020
NHTP campers, in collaboration with our resident teaching artists, will be exploring all the small things they can do to make a BIG difference in the world.
"Thank you so much and for the inspiration of the teen summer theatre program! My daughter loved it and was sad when it was over - always a positive response!" - NHTP Summer Camp Parent
Teens will work with NHTP Resident Artist CJ Lewis, an accomplished performer, director and musician, to create a brand new piece of bold, contemporary performance. Teens will create and perform a new play in a setting similar to the way NHTP creates its new work, giving young people an opportunity to develop skills in writing, acting, directing in a professional environment.
NHTP’s most popular camp has been a favorite of seacoast children for 24 years!! Young performers will learn about the traditional form of Story Theatre, a performance technique used the world over to share beloved characters and stories from many cultures. The performance will include both pre-written and original scripts by participants. Activities include acting, writing, movement, visual arts and music. NHTP's focus on ensemble acting emphasizes teamwork, collaboration, communication and leadership skills.Build a Musical!
Fee: $400 early bird discount, $450 after June 1, 2020
A smash it since 2016, this collaborative camp with Portsmouth Music & Arts Center gives campers the opportunity to delve into the world of musical theatre through singing, acting, and movement. Campers will explore existing musical repertoire – old favorites and modern classics, as well as drama techniques including improvisation and group writing to create their very own brand new musical. This year the theme is Big Little Differences and students will be creating work around the idea of making a difference in their community.
Sketch Comedy Club is for teens who want to hone their skills as comedians, and performers of comic texts. Participants will work on acting techniques, as well as developing the best comedy sketches through games, improvisation and writing in groups. Students will explore the work of Youtube, and the best tv comedy (old and new) in order to learn new skills that will make their friends and family roll over with laughter.
Since 1988, New Hampshire Theatre Project has been providing nurturing professional environments for youth, artists and community members to be inspired and transformed through the art of theatre. NH Theatre Project is located at 959 Islington St, Portsmouth, NH
For more information about the workshops, classes and training at New Hampshire Theatre Project during the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis, visit nhtheatreproject.org