Gilmer Arts Star Struck Drama Program will offer a summer drama camp June 19-23.
There will be a Friday evening performance and a Saturday Matinee performance.
Parents must let us know ahead of time if their child can't be at the Saturday Matinee so that skit arrangements can be adjusted.
Camp will be 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Lunch will be provided.
Head Instructors will be JoAnn Davis, Claudia Bradford, and Stephanie McVey.
To see their impressive resumes look at the tab in Additional Info.
Each of our Instructors will have an adult assistant and one of our core youth group assistants.
There will be three age groups: Nebulas - Ages 7-10, Protostars - Ages 11-14, and Supernovas - Ages 15+ (High School Students)
In this year's camp we will bring in lecturers for short talks on different aspects of theater such as tech, stage craft, music, makeup, costuming, etc.
This year there will not be one big play.
The Nebulas will learn and perform Stone Soup.
The Protostars and Supernovas will be working stagecraft, tech positions, writing, and performing skits they wrote based on Shel Silverstein poetry.
There will be FUN and music, skits, games, arts and crafts, painting, learning and did we mention FUN!
Scholarships available. Forms can be gotten at the Gilmer Arts office 207 Dalton St.
We hope to see your children there.
JoAnn Davis was happy to get back on the stage at the Playhouse to do live theater again - AND we are glad she did, too! Previous roles include multiple roles in Broadway Reviews with the Marlboro Players (S.C.). She implemented and directed the children’s theater camp there and continues to enjoy teaching drama to young people. As a retired school teacher, she thoroughly enjoyed working with the children in King and I. She is also an active member of her church chorus, the GA Community Chorus, and leads our drama program in the Clear Creek Middle School.
Previous roles Include:
- South Pacific (Nellie Forbush)
- Oliver! (Oliver)
- Carnival (Lily)
- Finian's Rainbow (Susan and Fiona)
- Arsenic and Old Lace (Abby Brewster)
- King and I (Anna)
- Tuna Christmas (multiple roles)
- Leading Ladies (Audrey)
Claudia Bradford has a Georgia K-12 certification in Music Education and Special Education. She has over 18 years of teaching experience in the Atlanta Metro School Systems. Her experience includes directorship in Choral, Instrumental, and Musical Theater and she has received multiple Georgia Governor's Awards for outstanding student performances at the Governor's mansion.
Her dedication in the Fine Arts has resulted in her students participation in:
- Georgia Statewide Elementary Honors Chorus
- Clayton and Rockdale County Honors Chorus
- Clayton County Honors Musical
- International Very Special Arts Program
- The Atlanta Festival Ballet: "The Nutcracker"
- The Governors Mansion Holiday Performances
Her Professional Musical Theater Director Credits Include:
- It's a Small World
- North Pole Star
- Runaway Reindeers
- America America
- Junie B. Jones
Stephanie Wallace McVey has a Theatre Arts degree from Piedmont College, now known as Piedmont University! She started theatre in her second semester of Clarke Central High School and has enjoyed it ever since! She also enjoys reading, writing, singing, and going beyond her limits! She hopes to one day inspire anyone and everyone through her love of Theatre!
Her credits on the Playhouse stage include:
- King & I (Tuptim)
- Candle in the Window (Director & Anne)
- Leading Ladies (Meg)
- Back to the Beanstalk (Asst. Director)