Virtual Theatre Camp

For the Love of Drama:

Exploring the Creative Process

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July 13-17
July 20-24
10AM - 3 PM

 Ages: 9-15

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.


Instructor Bios

Headshot - WhitneyWhitney 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.

Headshot - PaulPaul 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.