South Pomfret, Vermont
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Storytelling for the Stage

Learn to tell stories and create characters using your body and voice in this playful camp.

In this playful, hands-on camp, learn to use your body and voice to tell stories and create characters. Through a wide variety of games, stories, and play, we will explore the collaboration and cooperation necessary for building an ensemble as well as experiment with the basics of improvisation. Our focus will be process rather than product, and is therefore a good fit both for campers who consider themselves actors as well as those who may worry a bit about stage fright! We will plan to share some of our work in an informal presentation on the final day, and invite friends and family to join us.

Maren Spillane earned a Bachelor's Degree in Theater and English at Skidmore College and a Master's Degree in English Education at The Graduate College of Union University (now called Clarkson). Maren spent seven years acting in New York City and regionally before returning to her native Vermont. She is currently an actress with recent performances at Phantom Theater and Open Door Theater. Maren is on the board of Dog River Education, an educational collaborative located in Northfield, which offers a variety of low-cost enrichment classes to the community. She teaches acting for Dog River Education and is currently leading classes there for children ages 5-14.