535 Alma Street
Palo Alto, California 94301

2010 Dragon’s Summer Acting Camp for ages 12-15

Aug. 9-20

Monday-Friday, 9am to 1pm

Final showcase featuring each student

Saturday Aug. 21 @ 4pm


Max. 12 students

Not the same old children’s acting camp. Your children are young artists in our eyes & we want to nurture that. They will learn the basics of acting, or develop the acting skills they’ve already acquired, in a fun and stimulating environment. The first half of each day will be spent working on voice, movement, and character through games and exercises. The latter part of the day will be dedicated to working on pieces that each child will be featured in & will be presented in a showcase for friends & family. Because we have 2 teachers for each camp, each young artist will receive a great deal of personal attention. They will be working on scenes & monologues from Tony award-winning plays as well as song & dance numbers (some that they’ve conceived of themselves). The focus of the camp will be the development of a character and of an interactive relationship their fellow artists.

Teacher # 1
Lessa Bouchard is a performer and director with 20 yrs of experience in Detroit and Chicago, working with all ages creating and performing plays about the things that are most important to them. She is particularly trained in an Inquiry, learner centered approach to working with performing artists ages 10 and up. She has a B.F.A. in Theatre from University of Detroit/Mercy and an M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media from Columbia College Chicago, where she assisted in teaching Aesthetics, Production and editing 1 & 2 and Writing for television.

Teacher #2

Kristen Nash is currently a student at Bard College at Simon's Rock, majoring in Theater with a Program of Study in Dance. She is familiar with a diversity works and techniques from those of William Shakespeare to Christopher Durang, from musical theater to Anne Bogart's Viewpoints. She enjoys both the artistic and technical sides of theater as an actor as well as a stage manager and director.

Added by Dragon Productions on May 25, 2010

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