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Drama Masks
All classes are taught by experienced and professional theater artists

A Midsummer Night’s DreamHelena loves Demetrius…who loves Hermia…who loves Lysander. For these four Athenian teens, love is far from a straight line. When they end up in the forest realm of the estranged King and Queen of the fairies (also the rehearsal spot for a crew of amateur actors) the result is a night of mischief, mayhem, magic – and one of Shakespeare's most hilarious comedies. Ranging from gut-busting slapstick to surprising tenderness and back again, A Midsummer Night’s Dream reassures us that love works out in the end…even if we make asses of ourselves in the process.


The Winter’s Tale - Leontes, King of Sicilia, has a loving wife, a bright young son, and a happy kingdom, but despite it all, he falls prey to his own jealousy. When Leontes accuses his wife, Hermione, of being unfaithful, he sets into motion his own downfall. But from these grim origins, A Winter’s Tale launches into one of Shakespeare’s most unexpected works, featuring lovely shepherdesses, charming con-artists, and a bear. A whimsical fable with pleasures for optimists and pessimists alike, A Winter’s Tale reminds us all that it’s never too late for redemption. 



 


General Information
In the event of rain, camp will be held at The Kennebunk Town Hall Auditorium or The Waterhouse Center

Monday - Friday with Saturday Performances at 2:00 pm

KidSummer:
  • Take the stage alongside professional actors in MaineStage Shakespeare's matinee production of The Tempest! A new act each week -- the full play will be performed over the course of five weeks in one-act installments, so returning campers get a whole different experience! ShakeSTARS also receive classes in acting, stage combat, playwriting, Shakespearean voice, and more, all taught by the actors of MaineStage.

Playgroundlings:
  • Let your imagination run wild as you learn all aspects of the magic of theater! Each session, campers will collaborate with MaineStage actors to write and perform a short play, which they'll present as a prologue to The Tempest. In addition to playwriting, classes will include acting, improvisation, Shakespearean voice, costume-making, stage combat, and more, all taught by the actors of MaineStage! Pending enrollment, campers will be divided by age group.

ShakeSTARS
ShakeSTARS Advanced Intensive – *New this year!* For our veteran ShakeSTARS who are considering continuing with their acting training after high school, we are thrilled to offer this intensive two-week program (Session 1 & 2 only). Specially designed for returning ShakeSTARS entering 10th grade through freshman year in college, this program will provide an introduction to college-level conservatory training. The course includes one-on-one training, audition prep, personalized monologue coaching, and specially designed courses and workshops exclusively for our advanced crew. Min: 4, Max: 10.

Note: All programs are subject to change depending on enrollment. ShakeSTARS are encouraged to sign up for either one week or multiple weeks - each week is both designed to stand alone and to remain enriching week to week with new content - there is always something new to learn on the MaineStage!


Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
  Registration is only available from 05/02/2017 to 07/14/2017  Log In to Register
Playgroundlings: Session 1 
N/A  K - 5  MTuWThFSa  07/17/2017 - 07/22/2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lafayette Park - Theater
$185.00 R, $190.00 NR
 
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ShakeSTAR/Advanced Intensive 
16 - 20  10 - 12  MTuWThFSa  07/17/2017 - 07/22/2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lafayette Park - Theater
$185.00 R, $190.00 NR
 
  Registration is only available from 05/02/2017 to 07/21/2017  Log In to Register
Playgroundlings: Session 2 
N/A  K - 5  MTuWThFSa  07/24/2017 - 07/29/2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lafayette Park - Theater
$185.00 R, $190.00 NR
 
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SHAKESTAR/ Advanced Intensive 
16 - 20  10 - 12  MTuWThFSa  07/24/2017 - 07/29/2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lafayette Park - Theater
$185.00 R, $190.00 NR
 
  Registration is only available from 05/02/2017 to 07/28/2017  Log In to Register
Playgroundlings: Session 3 
N/A  K - 5  MTuWThFSa  07/31/2017 - 08/05/2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lafayette Park - Theater
$185.00 R, $190.00 NR
 
  Registration is only available from 05/02/2017 to 08/04/2017  Log In to Register
Playgroundlings: Session 4 
N/A  K - 5  MTuWThFSa  08/07/2017 - 08/12/2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lafayette Park - Theater
$185.00 R, $190.00 NR
 
  Registration is only available from 05/02/2017 to 07/14/2017  Log In to Register
Kidsummer: Session 1 
N/A  5 - 12  MTuWThFSa  07/17/2017 - 07/22/2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lafayette Park - Theater
$185.00 R, $190.00 NR
 
  Registration is only available from 05/02/2017 to 07/21/2017  Log In to Register
Kidsummer: Session 2 
N/A  5 - 12  MTuWThFSa  07/24/2017 - 07/29/2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lafayette Park - Theater
$185.00 R, $190.00 NR
 
  Registration is only available from 05/02/2017 to 07/28/2017  Log In to Register
Kidsummer: Session 3 
N/A  5 - 12  MTuWThFSa  07/31/2017 - 08/05/2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lafayette Park - Theater
$185.00 R, $190.00 NR
 
  Registration is only available from 05/02/2017 to 08/04/2017  Log In to Register
Kidsummer: Session 4 
N/A  5 - 12  MTuWThFSa  08/07/2017 - 08/12/2017
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Lafayette Park - Theater
$185.00 R, $190.00 NR