Arts Smarts 2024 – Week 1: THEATRE Morning Session – Grades K-2

Monday, June 17, 2024
Doors: 9am | Performance: 9am

Legends Around the World
In this camp, the young players will explore and perform ancient legends from around the world. Campers will be exposed to a diverse expanse of myths and tales from countries such as Japan, Somalia, Greece, and Peru.   They will use their bodies, voices, imaginations and creativity to make these fascinating stories come to life.

Campers can register for morning sessions from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, afternoon sessions from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM, or both! (For those staying all day, there is a supervised lunch period. Lunches must be brought to camp and will be refrigerated.) Morning and afternoon snacks are provided. Both mornings and afternoons feature a “Common Hour” in which all campers join together for a large group creative multi-disciplinary activity. On Fridays of both weeks, there are morning and afternoon performance showcases and art exhibits for families and friends featuring the campers’ work of each week. Drop-off and pick-up at the Ware Center is supervised by the staff. Registration deadline is May 17, 2024.

Teaching Artist DYLAN KRANCH
is so excited to return to Arts Smarts for his 4th year! A graduate of Millersville University, Dylan now teaches English and Drama at Manheim Township High School. As an actor, his career spans regional, and college shows. Some of his favorite credits include Dancing at Lughnasa (Irene Ryan Nomination for Best Actor), Radium Girls, And Then There Were None, Jesus Christ Superstar, Bye Bye Birdie. As a teaching artist, he has worked with the Millersville University Storytelling Experience (M.U.S.E.), teaching the Neighborhood Bridges Curriculum developed by The Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis. Dylan is currently going into his fifth year as an assistant director for the M-Uth Theatre Program at the Ware Center. Dylan is currently enrolled in his master’s degree program at Southeastern Oklahoma State University pursuing a master’s degree in Theater Education. Dylan is so excited that he gets to make a career out of his two passions, theater and teaching. He would like to share with his young mind the following quote: “The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it.” – Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie.

Camps are $125 for a 1/2 day session, per week, per child. We offer full and partial scholarships. Please email to inquire about scholarship options.

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