Traveling Players Ensemble


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July, August
    • Session Length: One Week, Two Weeks, Four Weeks, Two Months, Five Weeks
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Performing & Visual Arts
    • Sub-Categories: Theatre Arts
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
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    Traveling Players Ensemble's camp provides intensive, classical theatre training to small troupes of actors who are carefully guided by professional theatre artists to perform in outdoor settings. Each session culminates in a fully designed performance which tours to several locations.

    Traveling Players emphasizes a meaningful engagement with nature. Our unique day camp (Monday-Friday) features a campout every Thursday - when performers learn Leave No Trace camping techniques, pitching tents and cooking outdoors. In their final week, teens tour their show and campout close to their performance sites - giving them the experience of wandering entertainers who carry their dinner, tent and props in their trusty pack. As artists and backpackers, campers learn self-reliance, creative problem solving, and to appreciate challenges and beauty. Our Accomplishments Selected as a "Summer School in the Arts" by the NEA - One of 25 in the Nation 10 students won their school's English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition Twice featured on WAMU's "Metro Connection" Called "a little-known summer gem" by the Washington Post. Read more about us in the press! Awarded 88 scholarships totaling $75,500 Over 1900 happy campers! 320 performances, including: -The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage -Colonial Williamsburg -International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap -Reston Multicultural Festival -Folger Shakespeare Library's Secondary School Festival.

    Cost and Session Information

    High School Ensemble

    • 4 weeks; 3 days on tour
    • Current 8th-12th graders
    • "Shakespeare in the Park" at Shenandoah National Park's Skyland Ampitheater
    • Tour includes hiking, swimming, four performances, and a final festival
    • Camp Session 1: June 26-July 21, 2017
    • Camp Session 2: July 24-August 18, 2017
    • 4 weeks, 4 campouts, 4 performances
    • Tuition: $2450 ($2400 if registered on/before Feb 10, 2017) per session

    Technical Theatre

    • 4 weeks; 3 days on tour
    • OR 7 weeks; 13 days on tour (by interview only)
    • Current 8th-12th graders
    • Work on props, sets, costumes
    • Can sign up to accompany either the High School Ensemble or the Traveling Troupe on tour. Please find details regarding sessions and tuition in those respective sections.

    Commedia Troupe

    • 5 weeks; 9 days on tour
    • Current 8th-12th graders
    • Create an original play in four weeks, using the traditional masks, storylines, and improvisational techniques of Commedia dell'Arte
    • Seven performances
    • By audition only
    • Camp Dates: July 24 - August 25, 2017 (on tour August 17-25, 2017)
    • 5 weeks, 4 campouts pluse 9-day tour, 7 performances
    • Tuition: $3,700 ($3,650 if register on/before Feb 10, 2017)

    Traveling Troupe

    • 7 weeks; 13 days on tour
    • Current 9th-12th graders
    • Experience a professional-level tour while still in high school
    • Includes swimming, white whater rafting, hiking, a day exploring Colonial Williamsburg
    • By audition only
    • Camp Dates: June 26-August 12, 2017 (on tour July 31-August 12, 2017)
    • 5-7 weeks, 5 campous pluse 14-day tour, 8 performances
    • Tuition: $5,100 ($5,050 if registered on/before Feb 10, 2017)
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