Youtheatre Academy

*Registration is Now Open!*

 

Register HERE!

July 19-23, 2021

Are you ready to step up your game and become a true triple threat? Are you willing to give it your all and raise your acting, singing, and dancing skills to the next level?

Youtheatre Academy is a program designed as an intensive, one-week day camp that will focus on improving the young actor’s theatre skills. Working with a staff of talented professional and local teaching artists, young actors will participate in small and large group settings to improve their craft, increase performance confidence, and present a high-caliber and high-energy showcase featuring repertoire from well-known Broadway musicals.

 

Camp Specifics

  • The Camp is open to all students going into grades 6-12 for the 2021-2022 School Year. *Seniors who graduated in 2021 are invited to participate as well*
  • Camp will be 9AM - 4PM Monday-Thursday.
  • Camp is from 12:30PM to end of the performance on Friday.      
  • End of Camp Performance will be at 7PM on Friday, July 23
  • Everyone participating in the camp MUST be available for ALL camp activities and performance.
  • Each camper is expected to bring his or her own nutritious non-refrigerated lunch Monday through Thursday. 
  • A light dinner will be provided on Friday for all students.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available based upon financial need.  
  • Tuition: $200 ($185 for each additional family member)

 

Register HERE!

 

Your Camp Teaching Artists

Dani Hummel-Sass

A transplant from the West Coast, Dani Hummel-Sass has been enchanting audiences in North West Ohio since 2016. 

Equally at home with Sondheim or Mozart and on the large stages of Walt Disney World and small recital halls alike, Dani loves to share her love and joy of music and theatre. Mx. Hummel-Sass specializes in teaching vocal technique and artistry as well as stage presence, and performance skills. Dani maintains private voice and piano studios in Tiffin, Fostoria, and surrounding areas, as well as directing, music directing and stage managing local productions. Mx. Hummel-Sass lives in Tiffin with her three children.

Abigail Starcher

Abigail Starcher is a senior at The University of Findlay studying theatre, social work, and gender studies. She has recently completed her degree in Theatre and is now completing her degree in Social Work. She has been dancing and acting since the age of three, and she has been choreographing since high school. Abigail teaches dance styles such as ballet, lyrical, modern, tap, jazz, and hip-hop, and she has choreographed for Youtheatre camp for the past two years. Abigail has also taught several theatre workshops and camps over the past few summers.  Abigail is delighted to be back this year to teach and connect with students!

Bo Wank

A Findlay native, Boe has made his new home in New York City and has worked as a professional performer, choreographer, and teacher ever since moving. Some credits include tapping his troubles away across the country in Roundabout Theatre Company's TONY Award-winning revival of Anything Goes. Favorite regional credits:  A Chorus Line (Mike), The Music Man (Jacey Squires), All Shook Up (Dean Hyde), Little Women the Musical (Laurie), Disney's Beauty and The Beast (LeFou), Singin' In The Rain, Grease, Legally Blonde, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oklahoma!, Hello Dolly!, Chess, and 42nd Street. Choreography credits include Mamma Mia!, Anything Goes, The Who's Tommy, 42nd Street, Sister Act, and HAIR. 

Grateful member of Actor's Equity Association and proud graduate of Baldwin Wallace University’s esteemed musical theatre program. 

 

We are so excited to be offering our Summer Camps in-person again this year! With that in mind, please look over the following guidelines all campers and staff will be following:

 

Preparing Your Student for In-Person Camp

If wearing a mask all day will be new for your student, practice wearing a mask at home for increasingly longer durations working up to the length of the camp day. We recommend practicing different activities while wearing the mask including moving around, having conversations, and playing games.

Review the policies we have in place with your student and discuss why they are important.

 

Dress Code & What to Bring

Campers should dress in comfortable clothing they can move in and wear sneakers. All campers must wear a face mask! Each camper should bring a water bottle (drinking fountains are not accessible, so actors MUST bring their own water) and hand sanitizer (if desired). Please label all personal belongings.

 

Drop-off and Pickup

Drop-off and pick-up will occur in front parking lot to limit the number of people entering the buildingDrop-off can be no more than 15 minutes before camp begins and pick-up must happen immediately at the end of the camp. Only actors and staff will be permitted in the building during camp.  

 

Health Check

Each actor will be met at the main atrium doors and have their temperature taken with a no-touch thermometer, before being directed to their assigned space.  No one with a temperature higher than 100° will be permitted to enter the building.

 

Materials and Sanitation

No materials will be shared. Actors are responsible for bringing their script/score, etc. to camp each day. Any prop assigned to an actor will become the responsibility of that actor for the remainder of camp. All spaces will be cleaned and disinfected before campers and staff arrive each day. Hand-sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.

 

Masks

Actors and Staff will stay masked at all times.  Camp participants and staff only remove masks to eat and drink. In accordance with CDC recommendations, we require that face mask closely cover an individual’s nose and mouth. Face shields may be worn in addition to masks but may not be worn instead of masks.

 

Register with Confidence

We recognize the COVID-19 pandemic is an ever-evolving situation and will continue to monitor the data and recommendations provided to us by the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, and local leadership. If any in-person summer camps must be canceled due to increased cases, changes in regulations, or an infected student/staff member, families will be offered a full refund if the camp has not yet started or a pro-rated refund if the camp has begun.

If you believe your student was exposed or if your student becomes infected before your scheduled camp begins, we can transfer your tuition to another education offering later in the year (depending upon availability), process your tuition as a donation, or process a refund.

 

Cancellation

If you cancel your registration at least five business days before the camp begins, you will be issued a refund (less a $25 cancellation fee). If you cancel your registration with less than five business days’ notice, no refund will be given. MCPA reserves the right to cancel camps with low enrollment. If we cancel a camp, you will receive a full refund.

 

Disclaimers

MCPA reserves the right to cancel any in-person programming due to an increase in local cases, updated recommendations/regulations from the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, or local leaders, or because of the exposure or infection of any participant or CTC staff member.

There is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place or group gathering. This includes the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in-person summer camp programming. While we have taken the fullest safety measures possible to reduce the risk of exposure and infection, by participating in our in-person programming, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and any of its variants.