Frequently Asked Questions
What are the virtual camp's dates & hours?
Session 1: July 6-10, 2020
Session 2: July 13-17, 2020
Session 3: July 20-24, 2020
Class times will be 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm
What classes will be offered?
10am It’s All About Art: Students in this class will work on various aspects of making art. Together we can draw, paint, cut, and paste to create something new! This class will focus how we can take a sketch and turn it into something amazing! Grab your paper, pencils, and something to color with so we can explore the wonder color can bring to your artwork.
11am Theatrical Storytelling: Students will demonstrate their ability to tell stories and convey imagery by turning a story of their choice into a solo performance, through the use of facial & vocal expression, energy, movement and simple props they find around the house. SOLD OUT!
1pm Exploring The Artist in You!: Journey through song, dance, literature, and storytelling to find the true artist in you! Each day we will focus on a different topic and dive right in the world of the arts. This class will have a lot of discussion, sharing, and fun! SOLD OUT!
2pm Character Creation: Have you ever pretended to be a princess, or superhero? Have you ever thought you really were a princess or superhero? Well now you can become one. Come join us in our very special character creation class where you can bring your characters to life! This class is all about jumping into the creative side of imagination play! Grab some markers, string, paper plates, toilet paper tubes, scissors, tape, and more and join us to make some amazing characters!
Who is eligible to attend the camp?
Students who will be entering 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades in FALL 2020. The camp is open to both New Haven and non-New Haven residents. For virtual camp, you can join us from anywhere in the world!
Are campers allowed to participate in more than one session?
In order to serve as many campers as possible in this format, we are only allowing campers to sign up for one session at this time.
Will there be a showcase event?
Every camper will be encouraged to send in performance videos and pictures of visual art projects. We will compile this into a showcase video and send all camp families a link.
How big is each class?
We are planning on capping each virtual class at 10-12 campers in order to keep everyone actively engaged in this format.
How will you monitor internet safety during classes?
Kelly Wuzzardo, Shubert Director of Education and Engagement, will act as the moderator for every class. Each camper will receive an individual Zoom link to their class. They will be held in a "waiting room" so Ms. Wuzzardo can confirm their identify before being admitted to the virtual class. Once everyone has arrived, the class will be locked so no-one outside of camp will be able to enter.
How much does camp cost?
Cost for virtual camp will be $100.
What is included in tuition
- Two classes per session
- A 2020 camp tshirt (mailed to your current address)
- A Shubert 19/20 season patch (mailed)
- Access to final showcase link
- Weekly raffle prizes (will also be mailed)
Who are the Camp Instructors and Staff?
This summer's classes will be taught by Shubert Theatre staff.
JANIE ALEXANDER is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater Design & Production, Minor Studio Art. Janie is currently the Education Programs Manager for the Shubert Theater. Within her position she is charged with the technical supervision of performances; along with the training of technical apprentices, overseeing the usher internship program, and tech crew at Cooperative Arts & Humanities High School.
IAN GALLIGAN is a graduate of Pace University in New York City, with a degree in Directing & Theatre Management, and is currently the Marketing & Communications Manager at the Shubert Theatre. He is a resident director at Meriden’s Castle Craig Players, recent credits include Next To Normal, Gypsy, Company, Cabaret, The Marvelous Wonderettes, The Drowsy Chaperone and more.
JUSTIN ZENCHUK is the Operation Production Manager at the Shubert Theatre and a graduate of Southern Connecticut State University (Major in History and Minor in Theater). He is currently the Director of the Shelton High School Drama Club and was the acting teacher for 7 years at the Center Stage Theatre Summer Camp.
Who can I contact if I have any questions that were not covered in the FAQ?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Staff are currently working from home and checking the email daily.