Focus on acting exercises through ensemble techniques. Learn how to develop character through making strong choices.
When speech isn’t enough, sing! Imagine, write, and perform your own mini-musicals.
Fast-paced fun, and hilariously unexpected. Learn how to craft comedy on your feet.
Use personal life experiences in conjunction with basic movement and performance techniques to create original pieces.
Note: On rare occasions, changes to workshop schedule may occur.
Read more about the workshops we offer below:
Acting & Acting for Film & TV: Each class incorporates basic acting techniques using ensemble exercises and scene work, while focusing on a specific dramatic skill for the week.
Combat: From slaps and punches to kicks and falls, this workshop teaches students the basics of stunt fighting. It takes students step by step through the process of creating the illusion of a hand to hand fight and may even include the basics of fighting with a melee weapon such as a sword, quarterstaff, or knife.
Commedia: This workshop uses the classic Commedia Dell' Arte style of performance as a basis for exploring physical comedy and timeless characters. Think Renaissance Faire meets full contact fun.
Dance: This workshop focuses on choreography and contemporary performance dance. It is designed for students who love to get up and move.
Directing: This workshop focuses on basic directing concepts as they relate to dynamic staging and inspiring the actors on bringing the text to life.
Physical Foolery: This workshop uses classic clowning techniques to explore physical comedy. Don't expect any tight ropes or juggling, just a fun exploration of characters born out of your imagination. Returning campers know this as our "Clowning" workshop.
Improv: This workshop teaches students the art of thinking fast on your feet. Using many of the basic rules of improvisation in a series of structured exercises students learn the craft of comedy.
Mask: This is an intensive workshop that explores basic acting technique through the use of masks. Students will be given the freedom to explore both physicalization and characterization.
Mime: This workshop will focus on the art of telling a story using just your body. From the funny to the dramatic, students will not only learn basic technique, but will also be given a foundation for exploration.
Movement: In this workshop students will explore how to connect their physical movement to their acting skills. Students will participate in an exercise-based, hands-on approach that utilizes physicality as a source for expression.
Musical Theatre: The workshop will focus on creating your own mini-musical. Students will be guided through originating musical numbers from ideas to writing to songs.
Performance Art: In this workshop students will use personal life experiences in conjunction with basic movement and performance techniques to create original pieces of work that both express and reflect their creative points of view.
Playwriting: This workshop is designed to teach the fundamentals of story and dramatic structure. Every student will be guided in the task of creating their own original work.
Puppetry: This workshop teaches basic puppetry techniques with a focus on exploring and creating characters out of found objects. Through improvisation and group exercises, students will learn how to breathe life and emotion into literally anything.
Scene Study: Much like our acting class, this workshop will focus on basic acting exercises through the use of written text. It will teach young actors how to analyze written material and then make strong choices.
Shakespeare: Students will learn the fun of breaking down and understanding Shakespeare text in a hands on, exercise- based fashion.
Team-Works: This workshop uses group exercises and techniques based in the idea of experiential education, encouraging students to work as a cohesive ensemble.
Virtual Theater: This workshop is an organized dramatic improvisation where the students are dealt a series of cards that give each student positive and negative character traits, a family unit, and a career. Students then role-play and form a working community based on the cards they drew. Once the exercise is in progress, each student is then handed a fate card and must live out their lives accordingly.
Camp Bravo's philosophy is to combine the camp experience with the creative arts by using the framework of any activity and turning it into a theatre game.
ACTIVITIES CAN INCLUDE
Hiking - Volleyball - Skit Night
Team Building - Ensemble Games - Poetry Slam - and more!