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Theatricum Botanicum

Theatricum Botanicum Theatre Camp Guide

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1419 N Topanga Canyon Blvd
Topanga,CA 90290

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Camp Type: Day
Session Length: 4 Weeks
Camp Focus: Shakespeare, Theatre

Consider that the camp is designed to excite young people to Shakespeare through ensemble storytelling techniques. Children who enjoy working in a group and have the ability for sustained concentration have fun and flourish in our camp.

Theatricum Botanicum is a natural outdoor sanctuary for the arts that has been delighting visitors for nearly five decades. Lovers of Shakespeare, socially relevant plays, botany, California history, music, and arts education alike find community in this truly special place. Theatricum is a unique space where the beauty and trials of humanity are thrown into striking relief against the incredible back drop of Topanga Canyon’s lush and rustic natural surroundings.

Interview: Antigone Meets the Wild West in Annie Saunders and Becca Wolff's OUR COUNTRY
December 28, 2022

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Annie Saunders and Becca Wolf, co-creators of the immersive theatrical work, Our Country, set to be presented at The Public Theater's Under The Radar Festival in January.

CCAE Theatricals Announces Cast For SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
December 21, 2022

This rarely done musical was last produced in San Diego by Ion Theatre in 2016. Artistic Director, J. Scott Lapp and Managing Producer, Jordan Beck announces the casting of Sunday in the Park with George running February 17 - March 5, 2023.

Ghost Road Company Returns With World Premiere THE DRY YEARS
December 16, 2022

The Ghost Road Company will present the World premiere of The Dry Years, our first full production since 2019. Conceived by Ghost Road ensemble members John Guerra and Christine Breihan, the show is set to open on Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8PM at the Broadwater Main Stage in Hollywood, CA.

GRoW @ The Wallis to Present The Wallis Studio Ensemble Production of TWELFTH NIGHT This Month
November 04, 2022

GRoW @ The Wallis will present The Wallis Studio Ensemble production of Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare Friday, November 25 through, Sunday December 4, 2022, at the Hudson Theatres’ Backstage Theatre in Los Angeles.

New Musical DEAR MARGARET SANGER to Get Staged Reading in Fundraiser for Theatricum
September 06, 2022

Dear Margaret Sanger, a new musical in development exploring the history of birth control and women’s continued struggle for reproductive freedom, will receive two staged readings in a fundraising event for Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum.

Photos: First Look At The World Premiere of TROUBLE THE WATER At Theatricum
July 23, 2022

 Inspired by the little-known, larger-than-life true story of Robert Smalls, the first African American hero of the Civil War, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presents the world premiere of Trouble the Water, freely adapted by Ellen Geer from the 2019 award-winning historical novel by Rebecca Dwight Bruff.

World Premiere Of TROUBLE THE WATER Recounts Extraordinary Story Of African American Hero Robert Smalls
June 15, 2022

Inspired by the little-known, larger-than-life true story of Robert Smalls, the first African American hero of the Civil War, Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents the world premiere of Trouble the Water, freely adapted by Ellen Geer from the 2019 award-winning historical novel by Rebecca Dwight Bruff. Longtime.

Theatricum Botanicum to Present New Revival of THE WEST SIDE WALTZ
May 24, 2022

Forty-one years after its premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum will present the world premiere of an “all new” revival of The West Side Waltz by Academy Award-winning writer Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond).

Keen Co to Present Keen Teens Festival of New Work 2022
May 16, 2022

Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein today announced that The Keen Teens Festival of New Work will offer three new one-acts by C. Quintana, Bleu Beckford-Burell, and Stephanie Swirsky, featuring a cast of New York City high school students.

Theatricum Botanicum Season Preview Event to Feature THE POINT! with Kiefo Nilsson and Pamela Adlon
May 10, 2022

Theatricum Botanicum will present a season preview, featuring scenes from each of the four plays in the 2022 summer repertory season, sponsored by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, followed by a live performance of Harry Nilsson’s 1970 album, The Point! starring Kiefo Nilsson, Pamela Adlon and a 14-piece orchestra.

May 04, 2022

Fans of Shakespeare, alfresco theater, old time rock’n roll and just plain fun— pack a picnic and head up to the spectacular, one-of-a-kind outdoor venue at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum, where the 2022 repertory season, sponsored by the S. Mark Taper Foundation, opens with two buoyant comedies.

Celebrate Mother's Day With Annual MOMentum PLACE An Uncommon Afternoon Of Aerial And Performance Delights
April 13, 2022

Every year on Mother's Day, “MOMentum Place” creates a fantastical world of aerial and circus performers, dancers and musicians in the rustic outdoor amphitheater at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum.

JANE AUSTEN UNSCRIPTED Will Be Presented by Impro Theatre at the Garry Marshall Theatre
March 25, 2022

World famous Impro Theatre presents Jane Austen Unscripted, a delightfully humorous afternoon in the garden at Garry Marshall Theatre. Jane Austen Unscripted is a fully improvised play that brings the world of Jane Austen to life with your suggestions. Find yourself with a cup of English tea and treats amongst headstrong young women, brooding noblemen, and eccentric relatives.

Theatricum Announces 2022 Outdoor Summer Season in Topanga
March 17, 2022

Summer is on the horizon, and Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum is ready to announce a mix of classical theater, new work and music set to take place at its spectacular, one-of-a-kind outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga.

PIPPIN Will Be Performed By The Adderley Conservatory and Le Petit Cirque At Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum March 11, 12, 13
February 04, 2022

The show will be an amazing Spectacle with Broadway quality performances by the children of the Adderley Conservatory and Le Petit Cirque. Former students of Adderley include Ben Platt, Jack Dylan Grazer, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Kristin Chenoweth, as well as industry greats like David Foster and Marc Shaiman.and many more...