Arts

Summer Theater Camps

Overview
Peddie School's Swig Arts Center serves as home for the Summer Theater Program. Facilities include the 525-seat Mount-Burke Theatre (equipped with state-of-the-art lighting and sound), the Erin Price Choral Room (a high-quality rehearsal hall), as well as private rehearsal rooms. Enrollment in both Green Apple Theater and Summer Theater Camp includes a daily lunch served in the Peddie Dining Hall. Internships available for students over the age of 15. 
 
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Theater Camp

A professional training program for students ages 11-15
This is the 24th year that Peddie School has offered this program which is directed Candace Woodward-Clough. Each session culminates in a Saturday morning "Stars of Tomorrow" showcase performance where certificates of completion are awarded. The fee includes a full lunch program in the Peddie School cafeteria. Each session's enrollment is limited to 40 students. Students will participate in each of the following classes:
Acting
An exciting course designed to develop the imagination, release creativity, and encourage more effective communication both on and off the stage. Learning to listen and more confident self-expression are the goals as the student gains more confidence and experiences the personal fulfillment of working with others in an artistic setting.
Musical Theater
A unique class that combines vocal training, reading music, sight singing, projection, stage movement, and the techniques of both solo and group performance. Students with little or no musical training will receive good basic instruction; while more experienced students will receive more advanced training.
Dance
Instruction includes jazz dance, musical comedy, and basic movement. As in other classes, students will be auditioned and grouped with others of comparable ability and experience. All students will participate in the staging of at least one musical number.

2014 Camp dates:
Session 1: July 7 - July 19
Session 2: July 21 - August 2
Last day of each summer theater session is the Saturday morning performance.


Questions? Contact Marilyn Anker (609-944-7550). 

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Green Apple Theater Camp

A drama and music program for students ages 8–11.
Celebrating its 21st year, the Green Apple Theater program, under the direction of Paul Sulyok, is a full-day one-week drama and music program tailored especially for students ages 8 through 11. The fee includes a full lunch program in the Peddie School cafeteria. Each session's enrollment is limited to 20 students. The principal focus of this program is to motivate, strengthen and further the development of learning and creative thinking through acting, dance and music...all while having lots of fun! Students are encouraged to examine and use their creative qualities to build self-esteem and confidence through theater games, pantomime and improvisation exercises specifically designed for this program.


2014 Camp dates:
Camp runs Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Session 1: July 7-11
Session 2: July 14-18
Session 3: July 21-25
Session 4: July 28 - August 1

Limit two sessions of Green Apple per student. An aftercare program is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for an additional cost.

Questions? Contact Marilyn Anker (609-944-7550).  

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Theater Camp Faculty
Marilyn Anker
Director of Summer Arts Program
Candace Woodward Clough
Director, Summer Theater Camp
Peter de Mets
Director of Music, Summer Theater Camp 
Deborah Goodkin
Beginning Acting Coach
Bruce Clough
Advanced acting
Susan Hoffman
Music, Summer Theater Camp
Paul Sulyok
Director, Green Apple Theater
John E. Lucs
Technical Director
Summer Internships
Intern positions are available each session in Acting, Dance, Musical Theater and Technical Production. Interns act as personal assistants to the professional instructions and must be at least 15 years old. Selection is based on citizenship, character, experience, talent, recommendations and interview. Early application is recommended. Contact Marilyn Anker 609-944-7550 to apply.