2019 Summer Camps

Yellowstone Theatre Project

We are proud to provide process-based, student-led exploration of theatre for young artists. Our goal is to foster an environment where students grow through imaginative play, challenge themselves, and support each other through ensemble work. We trust they will take their ability to create, communicate, and nurture out of the theatre classroom and into their lives.

Camps Coming June 2019!

Workshop Objectives

  • Students learn the fundamentals of creating a character and staging a scene

     
  • Students explore and stretch their body, voice, and imagination

     
  • Students engage their creative minds and express their choices in work and performance

     
  • Students work together as a supportive ensemble

     
  • Students learn about theatre from a variety of perspectives including performer, director, writer, and designer

     

Summer Storybook Theatre Camp

Monday, June 10-Friday, June 14  |  9am-3pm

Students entering 3rd-6th* grades create their own adaptations of favorite storybooks

Scene Showcase for Friends & Family, Friday, June 14 at 3pm

Cost: $200 for the week  |  Drop-ins: $40/day
(Full and partial scholarships available)

For this workshop, we ask students to bring in their favorite children’s book (think The Giving Tree, Where the Wild Things Are, The Snowy Day, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, etc.). We’ll use the books as inspiration to create original works of theatre that they will perform at the end of the week. Students have the opportunity to work as actors, directors, writers, stage managers, and craftspeople.

Solstice Shakespeare Summer Camp and Scene Festival

Monday, June 17–Friday, June 21  |  9am-3pm

Students entering 7th-12th* grades explore Shakespeare’s words and work. No previous experience necessary.

Scene Showcase for Friends & Family, Friday, June 21 at 3pm

Cost: $200 for the week  |  Drop-ins: $40/day
(Full and partial scholarships available)

Join us for the Solstice Shakespeare Scene Festival! Young people will have the opportunity to tread the boards themselves, learning about the bard’s work on their feet and out loud. Whether your student is an old hand or a newcomer to classical text, they will encounter Shakespeare’s world on their own terms, learning how to put up a scene in the process. If being on stage is not your child’s thing, backstage roles are available. Participants and their families are invited to gather on Wednesday, June 19th at 8pm to see the opening night of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks’ The Merry Wives of Windsor.

How to Prepare for the Workshops

  • Students should be well-rested and dressed in comfortable clothes for movement.

     
  • Please bring a water bottle and a lunch. Snacks will be provided.

     

Feel free to communicate any special needs, dietary restrictions, or other concerns you might have about your child’s participation in our workshops. We are committed to fostering a safe, comfortable environment for all children. Email questions or concerns to Kristin Hammargren at

*Students entering 6th or 7th grades may choose to attend either camp.

Our Directors

Kristin HammargrenKristin Hammargren is directing the Yellowstone Theatre Project and our 2019 Spring Break Camp. Kristin is an actor, singer, and teaching artist based in Chicago. Born and raised in Minnesota, she grew up doing musical theatre and studying voice in her hometown of Bloomington. Kristin resettled in Chicago after several years of traveling the Midwest and West performing in Shakespeare, musicals, and her one-woman show Discovering Austen. She works as a professional actor and teaching artist, including a recent stint as visiting faculty at Lawrence University and several education tours with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. In Chicago she teaches with Victory Gardens, Writers Theatre, and Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble. She is a veteran of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks.

Marcus CunninghamMarcus Cunningham joins the Yellowstone Theatre Project from Chicago where he is based as an actor and teaching artist. Montana students may have seen him during his three tours with Montana Shakespeare in The Schools and Montana Shakes! He also served as an acting apprentice and educator at the Florida Studio Theatre outreach program in Sarasota, FL and toured all over Florida with the Write-A-Play program. Acting credits include Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Door Shakespeare, and Skylight Musical Theatre.

Alyssa HersheyAlyssa Hershey is a recent graduate of Sterling College, in Sterling, Kansas, where she majored in theatre and music. She has performed with Sterling College Theatre all four years, as well as spent time in the summer repertory company of Great Plains Theatre in Abilene, Kansas, performing in Rodger & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma,” and Music Theatre Wichita where she played in supporting roles. Alyssa is passionate about theatre, music theatre, and French horn. She was the inaugural 2018 Yellowstone Scholar.

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