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CSA Theatre Arts Camp Junior set for July

May 7, 2013

Theatre Arts Camp JuniorA week jampacked with theater activities awaits middle schools students attending the Theatre Arts Camp Junior at Northern Illinois University the week of July 7 to July 12.

The camp is for those who have completed sixth- through eighth-grades.

Production rehearsals, daily workshops, acting classes, theater games and improvisation exercises are just a few of the many activities campers enjoy throughout the week. Every camper receives individualized coaching.

Campers are in a production that rehearses each day and is performed at the end of the week. This year’s theme is Fairy Tales.

All activities are taught by faculty, alumni, guest artists, and graduate and undergraduate students of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance. The evenings are for a variety of recreational and theater activities. Evening supervision is provided by counselors. Campers stay in newly renovated residence halls on the NIU campus in DeKalb.

“This is a great opportunity for students who have been in school plays – or who want to land a part next year, says camp director Melanie Parks, costume designer for the School of Theatre and Dance. “Our aim is to help everyone reach his or her theatrical goals.”

Theatre Arts Camp Junior is one of four arts camps offered at NIU this summer. The other camps are Theatre Arts Camps Senior, Visual Arts Camp and NIU Jazz Camp, all of which are scheduled from July 14 to July 19.

More information about activities and staff biographies are available at or by calling (815) 753-1450.