New Seeds Short Play Festival & Spring Break Camp
March 18-22, 2019 (Monday-Friday) 9AM–3PM
Yellowstone Theological Institute
2030 Stadium Dr., Bozeman
Thaw out your imagination this spring break with the Yellowstone Theatre Project’s New Seeds Short Play Festival. During this five-day camp students will learn the ins and outs of theatre production and performance by staging short plays.
Older students (7th-12th grade) will work in small ensembles to write and perform original pieces while younger students (3rd-6th grade) focus on choose-your-own-adventure storybook plays.
Does your child prefer to stay out of the limelight? No problem! We’ll have tracks available for behind-the-scenes roles as directors and stage managers in addition to performers. All students will participate in fun, imaginative, ensemble-building games and learn about the creative process from the perspective of a performer and a writer.
At the end of the last day, we’ll share our creative adventures with a performance for family and friends.
Students learn the fundamentals of creating a character and dramatic structure through writing and performance.
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.
What to Expect
Each day will begin with a series of warm-up activities and games designed to engage the imagination, build ensemble, and prepare students for the creative work ahead.
The final sharing out will begin at 3pm on Friday, March 22. Please feel free to invite any friends or family who might want to share in your children’s creative endeavors.
More info TBD.
How to Prepare
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 the workshop. We are committed to fostering a safe, comfortable environment for all children. Email questions or concerns to Kristin Hammargren at .
March 1, 2019
$200 ($50 deposit to secure your enrollment).
Kristin Hammargren is directing the Yellowstone Theater 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.
Miles Duffey has been acting around Minnesota and all around Montana for the last 8 years. He attended professional acting school at the University of Minnesota. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and then did an extensive year-long apprenticeship with Children’s Theater Company (winner of the 2003 Tony award for best regional theater). Miles was introduced to teaching in the great state of Montana and is now a veteran of 7 educational tours with Montana Shakespeare in the Schools. His passion for teaching lies in the creation and maintenance of a safe space for people to be creative. He is always inspired by what students come up with when they are allowed to be themselves and interpret exercises in their own ways!