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Now Celebrating Our 17th Season!
Creating new theatre for the Pikes Peak region

Theatre Camps
Summer 2019

Come PLAY with us and discover the creative possibilities of the PERFORMING ARTS!

SUMMER CAMPS 2019

Our Summer Camp Education Programs at The MAT have been going strong for over a decade. We offer instruction for students ages 4 to 18.  The goal of The Millibo Art Theatre’s Education Program is to provide high quality theatre arts instruction in a safe, encouraging environment. The MAT is dedicated to the belief that theatre training promotes self-esteem, builds confidence, stimulates creativity, sharpens communication skills, fosters an appreciation of team work, raises cultural awareness, celebrates diversity, encourages respect for self and others, and lays the foundation for a lifelong love of the arts. The study of theatre not only trains students to be better actors, it inspires them to be better people.

REFUNDS:  If the scheduled time or location of a camp or class is changed after payment has been received, a full refund will be issued upon written request. Otherwise requests for refunds must be made four weeks before the start of the camp. If these processes are followed, the tuition will be refunded less a 15% administration fee.

RETURNED CHECKS There will be a $30 fee for any check returned by the bank.

ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSION: The MAT is deeply committed to serving children of all abilities and endeavors to create an inclusive and
welcoming environment for all students. During the summer, we offer inclusive settings in all our camps, and our staff works closely with students
and their families to identify and provide the best match and experience for each student. We encourage parents to contact a member of our staff prior to enrollment (at least two weeks before the start of camp) to discuss reasonable and respectful accommodations and support strategies in order to ensure a successful experience at Millibo. In the rare case that a child is a direct threat to the safety of themselves or others, Millibo may withdraw the student from the camp.

AGES 4 – K

Exploring in a multi-sensory and multi-disciplinary way, children make connections to stories and build a theatre vocabulary through music, dance, visual art, and dramatic play. Students will share these fun adventures and newly sharpened theatre arts skills in an informal performance for family and friends on the final day.

9am to Noon ~ $150 (Register before May 15 for $140) – Final performance 11:30am on the final Friday

June 3 – 7 ~ “A” is for ADVENTURE 

Grab your treasure map and come along as we adventure into the wilds of the ABCs.

Team Teachers: Sammie Joe Kinnett & Kara Harrison, Guest Teachers: Birgitta De Pree

June 10 – 15 ~ HOW TO BE A PIRATE 

Little landlubbers get to earn their sea legs on a pirate ship amidst the goofiest pirates ever!

Lead Teacher: Sammie Joe Kinnett, Guest Teachers: Birgitta De Pree

July 8 – 12 ~ ANTARCTIC ANTICS

Dive, swim, and glide with a delightful pack of penguins as we slip and slide through the icy world of Antarctica.

Team Teachers: Sammie Joe Kinnett & Kara Harrison, Guest Teachers: Birgitta De Pree

July 15 – 19 ~ HUNGRY CATERPILLARS

Enter the Eric Carle’s world of the hungry caterpillar, Mister Seahorse, one grouchy ladybug and a mixed up chameleon.

Lead Teacher: Sammie Joe Kinnett , Guest Teachers: Birgitta De Pree

July 29 – Aug 2 ~ UNDER THE LITTLE BIG TOP

Explore the world of the circus under your very own little big top.

Team Teachers: Sammie Joe Kinnett & Hannah Sheehan, Guest Teachers: Jim Jackson

Grades 1 & 2 

Millibo’s team of  teaching artists lead campers through an exploration of a story or concept based on the camp’s theme, followed by mini-lessons in drama, art, song, instrument play, or movement to bring the story or concept to life. These hands-on activities build an arts vocabulary as your child embodies each day’s exciting new characters and settings.

Please note that the grade ranges specified for Summer camps refer to the grade the student will be entering in Fall 2019.

HALF DAY CAMP – $150 or register before May 15 for $140

FULL DAY CAMP – $275 or register before May 15 for $260

June 3 – 7 ~ SUPER SECRET AGENTS

FULL DAY – Mon to Fri – 9am to 3pm ~ 1 week

It’s time for some serious sleuthing! Together, we will use our actor’s tools of body, voice, mind, and imagination to solve mysteries that only truly creative detectives can conquer. We’ll go undercover, invent nifty gadgets and even don some masterful disguises.

Instructors: Sean Verdu, Emma Dean, Kara Harrison

June 10 – 14 ~ FAR OUT FABLES

FULL DAY – Mon to Fri – 9am to 3pm ~ 1 week $275 (enroll by May 15 for $260)

Spend the week exploring the fables of the world as we use drama, music, movement and mask to create our very own original play where Clever Crocodiles, Wiley Wolves and Hilarious Hares teach us how to live the good life.  

Instructors: Sean Verdu, Julia Brochey

June 24 – 28 ~ HOGWARTS – WIZARD TRAINING!

FULL DAY – Mon to Fri – 9am to 3pm ~ 1 week

Spend a fun-filled week in the Wizarding World and discover the wonder of Hogwarts, the deliciousness of Butterbeer and the excitement of magic classes. We’ll brew up powerful potions, solve impossible riddles, encounter incredible creatures and master techniques to defend us from “he who shall not be named”.  All professors, prefects and magical creatures have been vetted. 

Lead Instructors:Kara Harrison, Sammie Joe Kinnett, Julia Brochey, Emma Dean and guests (muggle names only provided)

July 8 – 12 ~ STAR WARS STORIES

HALF DAY – Mon to Fri – 1pm to 4pm ~ 1 week

Build your very own space ship, walk among the ewoks, design and craft your spacesuit and converse with the wise Yodda as we come together to save distant planets and protect the galaxy from the dark side of the force!

Lead Instructors: Kara Harrison, Sammie Joe Kinnett

Grades 3 to 5

As students explore the worlds of acting, improvisation and circus, they grow from the world of play to applying more advanced, specialized training. All classes, regardless of age, foster personal growth, teamwork, and creativity.

HALF DAY CAMP – $150 or register before May 15 for $140

FULL DAY CAMP – $275 or register before May 15 for $260

June 17-21 ~ LEGENDS OF OLYMPUS

FULL DAY – Mon to Fri – 9am to 3pm ~ 1 week – final performance scheduled for Friday, June 21 @ 2:30pm

A performance-oriented class where students use the ancient stories of Greek mythology to create an original performance incorporating scenes, monologues, movement, music and shadow play.  They’ll build their own costumes and sets and inhabit such legendary characters as  Athena, Zeus and Pandora.  Students gain a better understanding of story structure and given circumstances, as well as character motivation and positive ensemble work as they work together to build their play.

Lead Instructors: Birgitta De Pree, Guest Teachers: Emma Dean, Sean Verdu, Sammie Joe Kinnett

June 24 – 28 ~ HOGWARTS – WIZARD TRAINING!

FULL DAY – Mon to Fri – 9am to 3pm ~ 1 week $275 (enroll by May 15 for $260)

Spend a fun-filled week in the Wizarding World and discover the wonder of Hogwarts, the deliciousness of Butterbeer and the excitement of magic classes. We’ll brew up powerful potions, solve impossible riddles, encounter incredible creatures and master techniques to defend us from “he who shall not be named”.  All professors, prefects and magical creatures have been vetted. 

Lead Instructors:Kara Harrison, Sammie Joe Kinnett, Julia Brochey, Emma Dean and guests (muggle names only provided)

July 8-19 ~ YOUNG SHAKESPEAREAN’s

HALF DAY/2 weeks – Mon to Fri – 1pm to 4pm  – $275 (enroll by May 15 for $260)

A performance-oriented class where students work alongside professional actors Birgitta De Pree and Sammie Joe Kinnett to bring to life scenes and monologues from William Shakespeare’s play “The Tempest.”  Through a variety of games, exercises, and ensemble-based scene work, students will develop an understanding of the Bard’s elevated language and gain confidence in communicating complex character arcs and heightened plots for the stage.

Lead Instructors: Birgitta De Pree, Sammie Joe Kinnett

July 15-26 ~ MUSICAL TIME MACHINE

HALF DAY/2 weeks – Mon to Fri – 9am – Noon $275 (enroll by May 15 for $260)

A performance-oriented class where students work on all aspects of making a musical from creating the story and script to designing the costumes and  sets.  Students will inhabit musical numbers from their favorite productions of all time.  Family and friends are invited to enjoy the final production at 11:30am on Friday July 26.

Lead Instructor: Julia Brochey

Ages 9 – 14

July 22 – Aug 2 ~ MAKE A CIRCUS (two weeks)

HALF DAY/Two Weeks – Mon to Fri – 1pm to 4pm ~ 2 weeks – $275 (enroll by May 15 for $260)

Join the circus!   In this two-week intensive camp you’ll learn acrobatics, juggling, tightrope walking, unicycling, stilt walking, trapeze, aerial silk and clowning on stage at the MAT. Led by seasoned circus performer, Jim Jackson, each class is tailored to the unique skills and interests of each student.

Instructors: Jim Jackson, Elizabeth Fluharty and guests

TEENS

June 17-21 ~ THEATRE IMMERSION

HALF DAY Plus/ Mon – Friday ~ 9am – 1pm – 1 weeks – $175 (enroll by May 15 and pay $160)

Dive in and discover the fun FUNdamentals of acting.  Each day we’ll explore a variety of techniques from scene-work, stage combat and improvisation to theatre make-up, special effects and costume design.  The week culminates in a drama recital for friends and family.

Lead Instructors: Emma Dean (costumes & Make-up), Sean Verdu (Physical Comedy, Sammie Joe Kinnett (Acting Fundatmentals) Alex Williams (Stage Combat

July 22 – Aug 2 ~ SHAKESPEARE Ensemble (two weeks)

Half Day plus ~ Mon – Thursday ~ 9am to 1pm  – 2 weeks – $275 (enroll by May 15 for $260)

Join MAT’s longest running teen ensemble as we put together a vibrant and original performance of “Shakespeare’s Greatest Hits”.  You’ll master the language of the world’s greatest playwright in this fast-paced hands-on approach to Shakespeare.  Scenes, sonnets and soliloquies come together in an original adaptation that you’ll perform at the theatre on the final day.

Lead Instructor: Birgitta De Pree, Guests: Hannah Rockey, Alex Williams, Sammie Joe Kinnett

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