Sutton Foster, Jonathan Groff, Darren Criss & More to Teach at YOUNG ACTORS' THEATRE CAMP, 6/25-7/30

By: Jun. 10, 2013
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Young Actors' Theatre Camp Program Directors Shawn Ryan and John Ainsworth announced today that several stars of stage and screen - including two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (ABC's "Bunheads," Thoroughly Modern Millie, Anything Goes), Darren Criss (Fox's "Glee," How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Jonathan Groff (Fox's "Glee", Spring Awakening) Cynthia Addai-Robinson (Stars' "Spartacus", CW's "Vampire Diaries"), Naomi Grossman (FX's "American Horror Story") and Jim O'Heir (NBC's "Parks and Recreation") - will lead master classes at the Young Actors' Theatre Camp taking place June 24 - July 30, 2013. Hosted at Camp Sempervirens (20161 Big Basin Highway, Boulder Creek) in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Young Actors' Theatre Camp is an intensive summer theatre training camp where students from around the world - ages 8 to 18 - participate in a variety of hands-on classes, including singing, acting, dancing, filmmaking, and improv-comedy, to hone their skills and incite their creative imagination. Session dates are: June 24 - July 3; July 8 - 18; July 20 - 30. For additional information on Young Actors' Theatre Camp, visit or call (925) 858-3548.

Says Ryan: "John and I started Young Actors' Theatre Camp 11 years ago as a way to give back to the community and teach students how to pursue a life in the performing arts. The camp is about expressing individuality both on stage and off, without judgment. This is what gives these children and young adults the confidence they need to be true to themselves and, in the end, what will make them great actors!"

Adds Ainsworth: "All classes at Young Actors' Theatre Camp cater to each student's specific needs and skill levels. We pride ourselves on creating a safe and nurturing environment where all participants can discover and develop the artist within!"

Other teachers during the five-weeks of summer camp include:

? Connie Champagne, San Francisco-based vocalist

? Chris Dilley, New York-based vocalist

? Geralyn Flood, Casting Director, "Big Time Rush"

? Ty Harman, Casting Director, "Malibu Country"

? Judy Kain, Los Angeles-based commercial actor & coach

? Kevin Kent, Actor, Teatro Zinzanni

? Gina Latimerlo, Author, Sing Anything: Mastering Vocal Styles

? Candace Milo, Voice Actor, & the voice of "Dexter" on "Dexter's Laboratory"

? John Searles, Stunt/Fight Choreographer

The Young Actors' Theatre Camp (YATC) is one of the nation's premier drama and theatre camps, and offers multiple overnight training sessions, as well as weekend workshops, throughout the year. YATC's award-winning camps are held during both the summer and winter holiday breaks! Summer Camp, with three sessions to choose from, each last 11 days & 10 nights. Winter Camp, usually the second week of holiday break, lasts seven days & six nights. YATC teachers hail from New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco and offer diverse courses such as hip hop/jazz dance, monologue and scene study workshops, vocal technique, comedy and improvisation, costume and stage make-up, filmmaking and on-camera audition technique to name a few. Oh... and there's S'mores!


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