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Summer Camps and Classes

Details and Camp Descriptions

One Week Camp for 3rd – 6th Graders

Join Piven for a fun, creative, and supportive theatre experience!  Students spend their mornings learning how signature Piven games & improvisation can be applied to bring creativity and excitement to ensemble exercises and scene work. In the afternoon, guest artists lead workshops complementing our core curriculum. Previous topics have included stage combat, clowning, hip-hop dance, and more!  This is your chance to get a taste of our celebrated work in a week full of laughter, teamwork, and play.

Late Summer

 

August 5 – August 9
9:00am – 4:00pm
$395

4 Week Camp – Our Best Deal!

for 3rd-6th Graders

Join Piven for a fun-filled theatre camp experience like no other! Make life-long memories in a supportive and creative environment as you learn the skills for performances. Whether you’re a beginner trying something new, or a more advanced actor looking to sharpen your skills, our highly trained instructors will guide you as you explore improvisation, character, story adaptation, and much more!

Throughout the four weeks, guest teaching artists offer specialty workshops that complement our core curriculum. Past summer camps have included stage combat, clowning, Shakespeare, hip hop dance, theatre production, and playwriting. Stay tuned for more details on Summer 2024 workshops.

Also included are some classic team building activities such as tie-dying t-shirts, and water balloon fights.

Over the four weeks, we will be building towards a performance on the last day of camp as we celebrate our campers. This camp is for any student looking to explore create, and grow this summer.

Our 4-week camps are the best deal we offer at just $1025 for the full four weeks.

Session II

 

9:00am – 4:00pm
$1025
July 8 – August 2

Build Your Own Summer Camp!*

3rd-6th Graders

Weekly Camps are $395.00 per week*
Choose from 5 weeks of programming: July 8 – August 9
9am – 4pm

*The first week is $395.00, with each additional week at 20% off the weekly price.
Please contact our office to register so we can apply the discounts.
We may be reached via email at: education@piventheatre.com, or call us at 847.866.6597.

Summer schedules can be challenging! Piven offers the opportunity for you to build your own summer experience by choosing the weeks that best suit your child’s schedule.

Whether your child is a beginner, or a more advanced actor looking to sharpen their skills, our highly trained instructors will guide them as they explore signature Piven games and improvisation, and how they can be applied to bring creativity and excitement to the stage in ensemble exercises and scenework.

In the afternoons, guest artists lead workshops complementing our core curriculum. Previous topics have included stage combat, clowning, hip-hop dance, playwriting and more!

Saturday Classes for Grades 6 through 12

Middle School Improv & Scene Intensive

June 15 – August 10
8 sessions (no class July 6)
Saturdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

Learn the theatre and improvisation games that form the core of the legendary Piven training method! Students are introduced to vital acting skills while learning to build an ensemble, explore improvisation, and develop scripted scenes. Students use signature Piven theatre games and improvisation exercises to create dynamic and fun improvised and scripted pieces, all within a close-knit, supportive ensemble. Open to new and returning students!

High School Improv & Scene Intensive

June 15 – August 10
8 sessions. (no class July 6)
Saturdays, 12:00pm – 2:00pm

In this class students explore improvisation as a tool for the actor. Guided by the expert direction of a Piven teaching artist, students use theatre games to build ensemble and explore improvisation. They learn to apply the Piven Technique to scene work to bring spontaneity, deeper relationships, and realistic characterization to scripted scenes. Open to experienced and beginning students, and perfect for those who wish to use Piven’s training to heighten their performances in school, community, and professional plays.

Cancellation and Refund Policies

4-week camps: A $250.00 non-refundable deposit is included in the cost of each four-week camp. Tuition is refundable (minus the $250 deposit) ONLY if the Piven Theatre Workshop is notified by April 1, 2024.  After this day, tuition becomes non-refundable. Transfer and credit opportunities may be possible. Students are responsible for notifying the Piven Theatre Workshop that they wish to drop a class; not attending does not constitute an official withdrawal. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Cancellations may be made at the last minute and students will be notified by phone and/or email. Tuition will be promptly refunded.   

One-week camps and weekend classes: A $75.00 non-refundable deposit is included in the cost of each one-week camp and Saturday classes. Tuition is refundable (minus the $75 deposit) ONLY if the Piven Theatre Workshop is notified by April 1, 2024.  After this day, tuition becomes non-refundable. Transfer and credit opportunities may be possible. Students are responsible for notifying the Piven Theatre Workshop that they wish to drop a class; not attending does not constitute an official withdrawal. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Cancellations may be made at the last minute and students will be notified by phone and/or email. Tuition will be promptly refunded.