Virtual Theatre Camp
For the Love of Drama:
Exploring the Creative Process
10AM - 3 PM
Tuition: $125 per weekly session and per camper
Capacity is limited to 32 campers per weekly session!
Your favorite camp counselors Paul and Whitney are back! This time via zoom. Keep your young entertainer’s creativity and curiosity alive this summer. This virtual experience will explore the question, “How can we continue making theatre and performance from home?”
Through personalized sessions with counselors, group work, and independent projects, your child will learn how to perform and create theatre through script writing and adaption, character work and scene study, puppetry, voice work and body movement, and by creating props and costumes from found, everyday household objects. At the end of each session, highlights of the creative process will be broadcast via our YouTube channel.
Instructor Paul Minarik says, “Instead of focusing on the final product, this camp will thoroughly explore the creative process necessary to produce theatre. Your child will discover what is necessary to get a production to the stage; the behind the scenes work.”
No previous experience necessary.
|Whitney Minarik is a Chicago-based actor, director, and teaching
artist. Originally from Detroit, she holds a B.F.A. from Wayne State
University and an M.A. from The Catholic University of America. She has
also studied and performed abroad in Moscow, Russia and in Greece.
Currently, Whitney is the drama director at the Chicago City Day School.
When she's not in the classroom, Whitney can be found on stages around
Chicago. She has worked with numerous Chicago theatre companies
including: Oil Lamp Theater, The Artistic Home, Red Tape, Moving Dock,
Strawdog, and Emerald City Theatre. Having helped create the Summer
Theatre Camp at Governors State University in 2010, she has co-led the
camp each year since 2014.|
|Paul Minarik lives with his wife and two daughters in Chicago,
where he has taught, in varying capacities, Spanish and Theatre for over
a decade. Born and raised in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC,
Paul earned his BA from George Mason University (VA) and his MA from The
Catholic University of America (DC). He has also studied at the
University of Oxford (UK) and the University of Alicante (ESP), during
which periods he performed on multiple stages in Europe. He currently
teaches downtown at the Frances Xavier Warde School. Paul has taken part
in each of the Summer Theatre Camps at Governors State University since
2012, being a co-leader since 2013. |