Hesston College to host summer theatre camps for community students

Young actors can switch up the typical summer activities and hone their thespian skills, techniques and creativity during one of Hesston College’s two separate workshop-style summer theatre camps.

Students ages 14 to 18 can participate in “Broadway in the Black Box,” June 19 to 24, and students ages 11 to 14 will be “Wandering the World: A Travel Adventure,” June 26 to July 1. Students who are 14-years-old can choose which of the camps they would like to attend, or they may choose to do both. Hesston College theatre director Rachel Jantzi will lead the camps.

Both of the week-long workshops will give 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. Final performances for each of the weeks will premiere on the final day of camp.

Daily workshops and rehearsals will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Hesston College’s Helmuth Studio Theatre in Keim Center for Performing Arts Education.

Theatre camp registration is $50 for the week, and the registration deadline is June 12. Registration forms can be downloaded online. For more information about financial assistance, contact Jantzi at rachelj@hesston.edu or 620-327-8142.