Theatre program to host summer theatre camp for middle school students

Aspiring young actors can learn new skills and techniques as well as challenge their creativity during Hesston College’s summer theatre camp June 1 to 6 on the Hesston College campus. Hesston College theatre director Laura Kraybill will lead the workshop-style camp.

Students ages 11 to 13 are invited to participate in the weeklong workshop. The week’s theme will be “Greek Myths (The Untold Stories)” and will feature original adaptations of classic Greek myths set to popular songs. Participants will create their own musical and perform the show Saturday, June 6 at the Hesston High School Auditorium following the last day of camp.

The workshops will give the young performers opportunities to work in every aspect of staging a performance from creating the script to painting the set, working backstage and performing the show.

“This camp allows Hesston College to partner with the community to promote the arts and continued education during the summer,” said Kraybill. “Middle school-aged students will have a chance to experience college level instruction and learn the elements that go into producing a show.”

The daily workshops and rehearsals will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. across the Hesston College campus. All workshops, supplies, snacks and expert training will be covered with a $40 registration fee. Financial assistance is available upon request.

Those interested should register online by May 11 or by contacting Laura Kraybill at 620-327-8142 or