3721 Midvale Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19129
A Yes! And… Summer is an Adventure in PLAY!!!
Summer Theatre Camp is the hallmark of Yes! And… Collaborative Arts iMagination Programming. Yes! And… offers exciting, creative and transformative summer experiences for young people grades K-12. We have fleshed out each program for you below. Please use the links at the right to check availability and register for CAMP!
Journey through the wacky, wild and wondrous world of your imagination! This program is designed for our youngest campers (K-5) and with their needs in mind. Laying the foundations for effective collaboration (in an age and developmentally appropriate way), young people play hard and play with purpose while being introduced to and developing the skills of the creative theatre arts. A ridiculous amount of fun – you never knew you could be this silly and learn so much!
Summer Theatre Camp
Welcome to the Tribe! This is Yes! And…’s flagship program – because it’s where it all began! Inspired by the model for arts education developed by MUSE Theatre Company in 1988, Summer Theatre Camp is truly an Adventure in Play! With a focus on the process of collaborative art making and imaginative play Yes! And… invites young people to the edge of their own imaginations and beyond!
Campers (generally ages 8-13) become members of small ‘tribes’ – the central unit to their camp experience. Within the context of these tribes, young people create imagined identities, roles, shared history, myths, and story – all through their play and work in daily classes including Acting, Dance/Movement, Visual Arts and Storytelling/ Playwriting.
This directed, imaginative play becomes the material of a final script, choreographed dances, sets and costumes…each Summer Theatre Camp experience ends with a celebration of the collaborative and creative work…a World Premiere Performance imagined, created, produced and performed by the campers themselves!
High School Summer Arts Intensive (with SHADOW Company)
Our Summer Arts Intensive emerges high school students in ensemble-based theatre training, master classes, and training across artistic disciplines. Students participate daily in an intense ensemble actor-training program developing the essential theatre-making (and life) skills of listening, safe space, and effective group process. Specialized master classes and collaborative arts training (in movement/dance, the visual arts, creative and play writing, and music composition) diversify their experience and skill sets, exposing students to the wide and varied possibilities of the arts. As a young ensemble, students are then asked to operate as their own theatre company (called SHADOW Company). With the guidance and collaboration of Yes! And… staff, they go to task creating, producing, and performing an original work of theatre.
Performing Arts, Music, Dance
5 Years Old, 6 Years Old, 7 Years Old, 8 Years Old, 9 Years Old, 10 Years Old, 11 and up
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