Rising Stars Summer Theatre Camp
Summer Camp Director: Jana Drumm
Location: Sterling, Virginia
Camp Dates: July 2021
Camp Times: Monday-Friday 9AM-3PM
Age Range: Rising 3rd to Rising 9th Grade
Rising Stars Summer Theatre Camp will be held in Sterling, VA, with the specific location to be announced soon. Camp will be Monday through Friday, July 12 through July 23, 2021, from 9am to 3pm. The curriculum will include acting, musical theatre, and technical theatre classes, with a general focus of all disciplines during the first week and track breakdowns in the second week, culminating in a final performance on July 23. Registration is limited to rising 3rd graders through rising 9th graders.
The camp is $500 for two weeks, with $100 nonrefundable deposit due at registration. Scholarships are available, as well as reduced pricing for multiple children from the same household or for children of volunteers. Please see volunteer information at the bottom of this page. Camp tuition includes membership, t-shirt and mask with camp logo, some treats and supplies.
Sterling Playmakers will have COVID-19 safety measures in place in compliance with Federal, state, and local regulations and recommendations.
An informational meeting for parents or guardians will be held via Zoom on Tuesday, March 16 at 7pm. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this meeting or to ask any questions.
MEET THE DIRECTOR: JANA DRUMM
Jana Drumm has over 30 years of experience as an Elementary School Music Teacher in both Arlington and Loudoun counties. She directs the youth chorus at Tolbert Elementary in Leesburg, which is made up of fourth and fifth graders. The chorus performs four times each year, including a cluster concert with middle and high schoolers, and they have also been invited to sing the National Anthem for the Harlem Globetrotters three years in a row. Additionally, she has directed youth musicals including Robin Hood, The Nutcracker (play, not ballet), Clowns, and Alice in Wonderland. She has also directed several music and theatre camps at Camp Highroad.
Jana is a long-time member of Sterling Playmakers, both as a pit musician and as a performer. You may have recently seen her on stage as Marilla in Anne of Green Gables (2019), The Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol (2015), and portraying several characters in The Bad Girls of Western Lit (2015).
Jana believes that the most important goal of camp is to create a safe, fun, and engaging experience. She looks forward to teaching campers the full process of theatre, including audition techniques, improvisation skills, stage presence, and the confidence, energy, and dedication to perform.
We are seeking volunteer instructors, including all aspects of acting, technical theatre, and musical theatre, to assist with our camp. We are also in need of counselors who are rising 10th graders and older to assist our instructors with the campers.