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Traveling Players Ensemble

Traveling Players Ensemble Theatre Camp Guide

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13922 Freedom Center Lane
Leesburg,Virginia 20176

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Camp Type: Sleepaway
Session Length: One to Six Weeks
Camp Focus: Acting, Performing, Shakespeare, Voice, Outdoors, Touring

Recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts as “1 of 25 Summer Schools of the Arts,” Traveling Players offers a range of programs for acting students (grades 3 - 12), from advanced performance training in our 6-week pre-college Shakespeare Troupe to 1-week introductory workshops for beginners.

Our hallmark summer theatre camps and acting conservatories are by-audition and residential -- in the foothills of Leesburg, VA. Actors (grades 4-12) rehearse a play in small, supportive groups of only 13 performers. Led by a trio of directors (faculty to student ratio -- 1:4), they receive expert acting training in ensemble-based theatre, text analysis, and stage combat. Each session culminates in a professionally staged and designed public performance with plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, and based on Greek Mythology.

Traveling Players emphasizes a meaningful engagement with nature. Our residential programs include a weekly campout – when performers learn Leave No Trace camping techniques, to pitch tents, and cook outdoors. As artists and backpackers, campers learn self-reliance and creative problem solving, and gain an appreciation of challenges and beauty -- while making lifelong friendships.

Members of our advanced Shakespeare Troupe apply the skills they have learned as artists and backpackers to a 5-day professional performance tour. Past tours have included performances at the Kennedy Centers’ Millennium Stage, Colonial Williamsburg, and Lime Kiln Theatre.

Young actors (grades 3-6) in the DC-metro area can train at our Studio in Tysons Corner Center. Spring Break and summer day camps expand imaginations, confidence and skills while forming new friendships. Studio training is available year-round to students of all levels.

Small by design and awarded for excellence, Traveling Players has been bringing great theatre into the great outdoors for 20 years.

Congressman Gerry Connolly and Supervisor Dalia Palchick Join Student Actors on Stage in Traveling Players' COMMEDIA CHRISTMAS CAROL
December 07, 2022

​​​​​​​Traveling Players Ensemble performs Commedia Christmas Carol with special guest appearances by Congressman Gerry Connolly (11-D) and Fairfax County Supervisor Dalia Palchick (Providence-D), on Saturday, December 10 at the Traveling Players Studio in Tysons Corner Center. 

Traveling Players Will Presents William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors This Summer
July 23, 2022

Traveling Players presents William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.  The play will tour from July 28 through August 3, 2022. 

Traveling Players Stage World Premiere Production of HERACLES! Featuring Local DC Kids
May 14, 2022

Parents of young aspiring thespians know that a really good children’s play – especially one written to be performed by young actors – is rare.  Most of the plays written for children to perform are aimed at much younger audiences than the actors performing them, with language and stories that hit below their reading level.  That is why Traveling Players is once again commissioning award-winning local playwright, Judith Walsh White to pen a new twist on a Greek myth – the heroic tale of Heracles!  The play will premiere this summer at the Traveling Players Studio in Tysons Corner Center starring local kids. 

Peace Educator Holds Talkback With Teen Actors At Tysons Corner Center
March 08, 2022

​​​​​​​Traveling Players Ensemble performs Euripides' ancient revenge tragedy Hecuba, followed by a discussion led by American University Professor Barbara Wien, on Saturday March 12 at the Traveling Players Studio in Tysons Corner Center.   

Theatre Washington Announces Unified Extension of Covid-19 Safety Requirements at Area Theatres
January 12, 2022

Theatre Washington, in coordination with their partner theatres, announces an extension and updates to the previously implemented policies requiring vaccination and mask-wearing at theatre venues across the Washington, DC region.

September 18, 2021

Lara D. Herberger

Traveling Players Performs Family-Friendly Play THE BLUE MONSTER Next Week
September 16, 2021

Traveling Players performs Carlo Gozzi's play The Blue Monster on September 25 and 26.  This family-friendly fairy tale opens indoors September 25 as part of the Reston Multicultural Festival representing Italy.  

Traveling Players Receives National Endowment For The Arts Grant For Superior Arts Education
May 12, 2021

Traveling Players Ensemble is awarded $10,000 by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works Projects to support their innovative summer acting camps & conservatories. 

Traveling Players Brings Family Theatre Online
July 01, 2020

Traveling Players Ensemble will present an online festival of classical plays on July 17, beginning at 3:00 pm.

July 01, 2020

How Are Summer Theatre Camps Around the Country Making the Move to Online?
June 30, 2020

With social distancing still in place and the safety of campers as their main concerns, what are the country's summer theatre camps doing this summer?

Traveling Players Brings Two Family-Friendly Comedies To Tysons Corner
March 11, 2020

Traveling Players Ensemble will present four public performances of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory and A Midsummer Night's Dream at Tysons Corner Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 14, 15, 21 and 22.

Traveling Players Studio In Tysons Corner Center Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
February 11, 2020

A ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of Traveling Players Studio in Tysons Corner Center was held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 6:30-7:30 pm.

Ribbon Cutting Announced For Traveling Players Studio In Tysons Corner Center
February 02, 2020

Traveling Players Ensemble will be joined by Macerich and Fairfax County Supervisor John Foust for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of Traveling Players Studio in Tysons Corner Center on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 6:30pm-7:30pm. The public is invited.

Traveling Players Performs TRICKS & TREATS On Tysons Plaza
October 17, 2019

Traveling Players Ensemble has announced an upcoming benefit performance on The Plaza at Tysons Corner Center. Tricks & Treats will feature the talents of Traveling Players' young performers alongside songs from Dr. Dour & Peach, a spooky musical comedy duo.