StarCatchers Theater and Scenic Arts Camp
Summer 2024 production is
The Addams Family
- Theater Camp Grades: rising 4th grade – rising 12th grade
- Scenic Arts Camp Grades: rising 7th grade – rising 12th grade
- Dates: June 24 - July 13, 2024
- 9 am – 3:00 pm
- Cost: $1,100
- Three End-of-Camp Performances*: One on Friday, July 12 and two on Saturday, July 13, in Solebury's Performing Arts Center. *Camper attendance at all three performances is mandatory.
Campers will experience the theatrical process from start to finish as they collaborate to produce a musical theater performance. Their journey will include instruction in acting, singing, and dancing, as well as how to put it all together to form strong characters for our performance. Whether your child is going on stage for the first time or is a seasoned veteran, they will thoroughly enjoy this camp and will cap off their experience with performances at Solebury School on the final days of camp.
Theater Scenic Arts Camp
Highlights of the program include:
- Creating props from a variety of materials that help bring a magical world to life
- Developing scenic painting techniques, turning raw materials into a beautiful land that transports the audience into the action
- Learning the basics of lighting design to enhance the look of the sets and light the action of the show
- Gaining experience working backstage while running multiple live shows in front of an audience
This program runs in conjunction with the StarCatchers Theater Camp and will provide technical support for their shows. Attendance is mandatory for all four shows.
$1,100 for all three weeks per camper
The registration fee includes all activities and trips, insurance, materials, lunch and snacks, and a T-shirt for each child. A deposit of $300 for each camper is due with registration. All camp payments are due April 1, 2023. Any camper that is not paid in full forfeits their deposit and will lose their spot in camp.
- Full registration refunds will be granted up to April 1 (minus 5% processing fee).
- Withdrawal from summer program between April 2-May 1: 75% fee returned
- Withdrawal from summer program between May 2-June 15: 50% fee returned
- Withdrawal from summer program after June 15: no refund
Meet Your Instructors
Hannah Dorph has been with Starcatchers for nine years and is thrilled to assume the role of director. Currently pursuing a Master's in Directing and Production through NYU's Educational Theatre Program, Hannah is actively involved in developing new plays with The Lost Princess Presents alongside her work at Starcatchers. Her recent collaboration with The Verbatim Performance Lab involved crafting educational applied theatre curriculum. As an artistic consultant for the production team of "Happily: The Musical," Hannah has had the privilege of collaborating with and advising actors with Broadway, national, and international tour credits. She is always thrilled to spend her summers returning to the place that sparked her love for it all, Starcatchers!
Cathy Block has been a music educator for over 20 years. Currently, she is Solebury School's music director for Jazz Ensemble, Rock Ensemble, and teaches several music electives. An accomplished flutist, she teaches flute, guitar, ukulele, banjo and composition, and performs regularly at schools and libraries, including workshops on song writing, and flute master classes. Cathy is also an accomplished songwriter. Diana Ross, Kool & The Gang, Al Jarreau, New Edition and The Manhattans are some of the artists that have recorded her songs. Her song "Never Explain Love" was featured as the closing credit song in the Spike Lee motion picture Do The Right Thing. Her album of original music for children, Timeless, earned the prestigious Editor’s Choice Award for Children’s Best Audio by The American Library Association’s Book List. Timeless also garnered The Toy Portfolio Platinum Award for Best Audio. Cathy holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Composition and Arranging from Berklee College of Music, where she graduated magna cum laude. She also has studied at The Boston Conservatory of Music.