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Raven Theatre Announces TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP 2019 Sessions

Raven Theatre Announces TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP 2019 Sessions

Raven Theatre is pleased to announce TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP 2019, featuring five training sessions in theatre arts for kids ages 6 - 16. Great for beginners looking to learn the basics of performance or more advanced actors looking to hone their skills, Raven's team of professional teaching artists will help kids feel the confidence to contribute to the artistic process and the courage to try something new.

 

Over the course of two weeks, campers will create their own theatrical adaptations inspired by classic and popular children's stories. Their original work will be performed for family and friends on the final day of camp. The program also includes a special one-week, half-day tech session focused on the basics of scenic, props, and lighting design.


Regular two-week sessions are held Monday - Friday from 9 am - 3 pm, with an option of extended daycare from 3 - 4 pm. The one-week tech session is held Monday - Friday from 12 pm - 4 pm. All sessions are held at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago's Edgwater neighborhood.

 

To register, please visit www.raventheatre.com/education/camps. Special early bird discounts are available through March 31 for Sessions 2 - 4. For additional information, e-mail education@raventheatre.com or call (773) 571-3038. Progam fees: Tech Camp $300. Session 1 $480. Session 2 - 4 $600 ($75 off with code 'Early75').

 

TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP 2019 Sessions:

 

June 24 - June 28, 2019

SPECIAL SESSION: TECH CAMP

 

Dream It! Build It! (ages 11-16)

Teaching Artist: John Wilson

 

Join us for a special half-day camp that takes you behind the scenes with award-winning Chicago scenic designer John Wilson (and other special guest artists) to help create all the magical, mythical and intergalactic journeys we will go on this summer. Tech camp is a hands-on learning experience, where students will be introduced to the basic principles of scenic, props and lighting design while building scenic and prop elements for each of our summer shows.

 

July 1 - 12, 2019

SESSION 1: FIND YOUR MAGIC

 

NARWHAL, UNICORN OF THE SEA! based on the book by Ben Clanton (ages 6-9)

Teaching Artist: Dana Murphy

 

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they use the power of imagination to discover the deep blue sea together!

 

TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD based on the book by J. K. Rowling (ages 10-14)

Teaching Artist: John Wilson

 

Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot," "The Warlock's Hairy Heart," "Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump," and more! Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we can explore these magical stories and bring the wizarding world to life!

 

July 15 - 26, 2019

SESSION 2: LIVE THE LEGEND

 

THE LEGEND OF ROCK PAPER SCISSORS based on the book by Drew Daywalt (ages 6-9)

Teaching Artist: Isabella Coelho

 

In the Kingdom of Backyard, there lives a warrior named Rock. Meanwhile in the Empire of Mom's Home Office, there is a second great warrior, Paper. In the Kitchen Realm, in the tiny village of Junk Drawer, lives a third warrior, Scissors. These three were the strongest, smartest and fastest in all the land and when the warriors finally meet each other, the most epic round of battles begins... and never ends!

 

A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS based on the series by Lemony Snickett (ages 10-14)

Teaching Artist: Dana Murphy

 

A greedy and repulsive villain, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal a fortune, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a lumpy bed and a terrible odor. Join the extraordinary Baudelaire orphans as they face trials, tribulations and the evil Count Olaf in their legendary quest to unlock long-held family secrets. Violet, Klaus and Sunny are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

 

July 29 - August 9, 2019

SESSION 3: CRACK THE CASE

 

DOGMAN based on the series by Dav Pilkey (ages 6-9)

Teaching Artist: Mechelle Moe

 

From the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dogman, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man and ALL HERO! Join Dogman as he takes on Petey the Cat, the felonious feline who's always hacking up harebrained schemes, including an entire army of hotdogs.

 

SPY SCHOOL based on the series by Stuart Gibbs (ages 10-14)

Teaching Artist: Micah Figueroa

 

Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so-and his life may depend on it! Through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he might actually be a halfway decent spy... if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life! Grab your spy gear and meet us at the junior CIA Academy.

 

August 12 - 23, 2019

SESSION 4: START A REVOLUTION

 

THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT based on the book by Drew Daywalt (ages 6-9)

Teaching Artist: Mechelle Moe

 

The crayons have had enough! They QUIT! They are tired of being mistreated, overused and left behind. Black Crayon wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking-each believes he is the true color of the sun! What the crayons have discovered is that colors united can never be defeated, so they've banded together in protest for equal rights!

 

MATILDA based on the book by Roald Dahl (ages 10-14)

Teaching Artist: Max Fabian

 

Matilda Wormwood is only a kid, but she is a genius. Unfortunately, her parents are too dull to even notice. Even worse, her headmistress Miss Trunchbull is a horrible kid-hating bully who makes life difficult for Matilda's teacher, Miss Honey, and her friends. But what Miss Trunchbull doesn't know is that Matilda has a trick or two up her sleeve.

 

About Raven Theatre

Raven Theatre tells stories of today and the past that connect us to our cultural landscape. Through its plays as well as its educational programming, Raven is committed to serving our communities' needs through the arts.

 

Raven Theatre Company is funded in part by the Alphawood Foundation, The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, Polk Bros Foundation, Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation, S&C Electric Company Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

 

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