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SummerStage 2018
June 4 - August 3

Summer Intensive For Students Age 9 to 17 at a Tony Award®-Recipient Theater

Take your student's passion to a new level through a fun, enriching and unique two- or three-week intensive in acting, musical theater or playwriting. Taught by professional teaching artists and located at Dallas Theater Center's Wyly Theatre in the beautiful Dallas Arts District, our goal is to refine the student's talents and to help foster confidence, cooperation and sensitivity in their life.  

SummerStage is open to students of all talents and abilities. All students are included in DTC's acting talent pool, with audition opportunities throughout the season.

Please email summerstage@dallastheatercenter.org with questions.

All Sessions are Monday - Friday, and take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre.  No refunds will be given for late arrival or early departure from SummerStage.

Your registration for SummerStage is not complete until you have submitted the enrollment form located at the top of the page in your shopping cart.

Thank you for your interest in SummerStage!


 

  • Combos
  • ACTING
  • MUSICAL THEATER
  • PLAYWRITING
  • Benefits

ACTING and MUSICAL THEATER:  Level 1, Ages 9-10; Level 2, Ages 11-12; Level 3, Ages 13-17

Students ages 9-10 and 11-12 will have a blast working as an ensemble to put on a show! Acting introduces kids to creating a character, developing public speaking skills, and taking the stage, with additional classes in Movement and Playwriting.  Musical Theater places emphasis on healthy singing and story-telling through song, with additional training in dance and acting. With the guidance of professional artists and educators, students develop and cultivate theater skills that will serve them throughout their lives. 


Level 1, Ages 9-10; Level 2, Ages 11-12

Session 1
June 4-15
9:30-4:30p
Cost: $655 (save $65!)
Session 2
June18-29
9:30-4:30p
Cost: $650 (save $50!)
Session 3
July 9-20
9:30-4:30p
Cost: $650 (save $50!)
Session 4
July 23-August 3
9:30-4:30p
Cost: $650 (save $50!)

 


Our Teen Acting Intensive provides advanced training for students desiring an immersive theater experience, under the guidance of professional actors and directors. Classes include Movement, Voice, and Performance. Our Teen Playwriting Intensive is a unique opportunity for young writers to learn from the pros. Through a series of dynamic exercises and discussions, students will sharpen their skills and tell their stories while being exposed to the most exciting new voices in American theater.


ACTING and PLAYWRITING: Level 3, Ages 13-17

July 9-27, 9:00-5:00p
Cost: $1000 (save $50!)
     
 

 

 

ACTING:  Level 1, Ages 9-10; Level 2, Ages 11-12; Level 3, Ages 13-17

Acting introduces kids to creating a character and taking the stage, with additional classes in movement, playwriting and design. With the guidance of professional artists and educators, students develop and cultivate theater skills that will serve them well in life. Students have the option to attend Musical Theater in the morning, Acting in the afternoon OR attend both sessions and stay all day long!


Level 1, Ages 9-10; Level 2, Ages 11-12

Session 1
June 4-15
1:30-4:30p
Cost: $360
Session 2
June18-29
1:30-4:30p
Cost: $350
Session 3
July 9-20
1:30-4:30p
Cost: $350 
Session 4
July 23-August 3
1:30-4:30p
Cost: $350


Level 3, Ages 13-17

July 9-27, 1:00-5:00p
Cost: $550
     
 

 



TEACHING ARTISTS

Ace Anderson
Director, Ages 16-17

Ace is a member of DTC’s Brierley Resident Acting Company, where his credits include: The Trials of Sam Houston, The Great Society, A Christmas Carol, Hair, Inherit the Wind, All the Way, and King Lear. Ace is a Dallas-based actor and photographer, and is also the owner of The Striped Heart, a full-service graphic design company. As a multidisciplinary artist and alum of Southern Methodist University (Acting BFA ’13), he has traveled the country as a spoken word poet and is most inspired by his work with Bill T. Jones in Masterclass on HBO. Other theater credits include The Shipment (Undermain Theatre), Radio Golf (AART), Blues for Mister Charlie (SMU), and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Jubilee Theatre) as Levee Green, for which he won Best Actor 2014 (BroadwayWorld.com). To see his work follow him on instagram @AceShotThat.
 

Gigi Cervantes
Director, Ages 13-15
Mindamora Rocha
Movement,
Ages 9-12

Mindamora is a proud teaching artist who has had the awesome opportunity to teach theatre to children across the nation with Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Jungle Book and the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival. Mindamora has recently had the pleasure of performing for lovely DFW  theaters like Dallas Children’s Theater, Undermain Theatre, Lyric Stage, Granbury Underground, Artes de la Rosa, and Stolen Shakespeare Guild. She is a proud graduate from Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ. with a B.A. in Musical Theatre and dance minor and looks forward to more opportunities to share her love of theater with the next generation.

 

Lela Bell Wesley
Movement, Ages 13-15
la DiBenedetto
Voice Teacher, Musical Theater, ages 9-12


Daniela is a passionate vocal instructor and performing arts professional, as well as a full-time staff member with DTC in the Development Department. She has a degree in Vocal Performance from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association. She has 5+ years' experience teaching private voice lessons and masterclasses, including Dallas Theater Center's Project Discovery program. As a voice teacher, Daniela aspires to provide her students with the tools they need to achieve their goals, while providing a fun and inspiring environment to enhance their learning experience. She is excited to return to DTC's 2018 SummerStage teaching crew!

 

MUSICAL THEATER: Level 1, Ages 9-10; Level 2, Ages 11-12; Level 3, Ages 13-17

Students will have a blast working as an ensemble to put on a show! Musical Theater places emphasis on healthy singing and telling a story through song, with additional training in dance and acting. With the guidance of professional artists and educators, students develop and cultivate theater skills that will serve them well in life. Students have the option to attend Musical Theater in the morning, Acting in the afternoon OR attend both sessions and stay all day long!
 

Level 1, Ages 9-10; Level 2, Ages 11-12

Session 1
June 4-15
9:30a-12:30p
Cost: $360
Session 2
June18-29
9:30a-12:30p
Cost: $350
Session 3
July 9-20
9:30a-12:30p
Cost: $350 
Session 4
July 23-August 3
9:30a-12:30p
Cost: $350


Level 3, Ages 13-17

June 11-29, 9:00a-1:00p
Cost: $550
     
 

 



TEACHING ARTISTS

Daniel Anchondo, Jr.
Director of Music,
Ages 13-17
Colby Calhoun 
Dance, Ages 13-17

 

 

Olivia De Guzman
Performance Director,
Musical Theater, 
Ages 9-12

Olivia has loved teaching and performing professionally for more than 10 years. She currently teaches voice, acting, song interpretation, and music theory in the Musical Theatre Degree Program. as well as acting short courses, at KD Conservatory. She also maintains a private voice studio for lessons and coaching. Olivia has performed in New York at The New York Musical Theatre Festival, NYC Fringe, and New Dramatists. In DFW, she has worked at many theaters including Theatre Three, Casa Mañana, Stage West, Dallas Children's Theater, Contemporary Theatre of Dallas, and Teatro Dallas.  She has a BFA in musical theatre performance, concentration in acting performance, from the University of North Texas.

Daniela DiBenedetto
Voice Teacher,
Musical Theater,
Ages 9-12

Daniela is a passionate vocal instructor and performing arts professional, as well as a full-time staff member with DTC in the Development Department. She has a degree in Vocal Performance from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association. She has 5+ years' experience teaching private voice lessons and masterclasses, including Dallas Theater Center's Project Discovery program. As a voice teacher, Daniela aspires to provide her students with the tools they need to achieve their goals, while providing a fun and inspiring environment to enhance their learning experience. She is excited to return to DTC's 2018 SummerStage teaching crew!
Ayanna Edwards
Acting for Musical Theater, Ages 13-17

Ayanna is ecstatic to return to her DTC family for the SummerStage Musical Theater Intensive.  She is a professional performing artist having shared her numerous gifts on DFW’s most hallowed stages in such productions as Hair, Dallas Theater Center; Santa, Casa Mañana; Beehive, Jubilee Theatre; Passing Strange, Theatre 3; Seussical, Dallas Children's Theater; Dreamgirls, Dallas Theater Center; TILLEdgesShrek the MusicalFuturesEbony Scrooge; and Aida. Film: FlawlessCarter High (2015). You may have also seen her teaching a class at Park Cities Studios or Grandbury Opera House.  She is blessed to be able to share her talents with DFW, and aspires to always be an inspiration to those around her. Ayanna feels blessed to recreate life and love on and off the stage, and thanks God, Michael my love, and DTC for this wonderful opportunity to join the SummerStage family! You can see her next in Hairspray at the Winspear Opera House! Ayannaedwards.love

Danielle Georgiou
Dance / Choreography, Musical Theater, Ages 13-17

Danielle Georgiou is a Dallas-based dance artist whose work takes on the forms of choreography, performance, and film. In 2011, she began a performance project called the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group, an ensemble-based dance theatre group who produce original dance plays. The work created reflects Georgiou's interest in social and psychological issues, and in creating compelling images of a "new female." Her choreography has been presented throughout Texas, Oklahoma, California, and Oregon; her video work has shown nationally in Texas, New York, and Florida, and internationally in Scotland and Germany. DGDG was selected as Best Dance Troupe of 2017 and 2015 by the Dallas Observer and Best Dance Company for 2016 by the Readers of D Magazine. The Show About Men (2015) was named Best New Play or Musical and cited for Outstanding Creative Contribution for Choreography by the Dallas Fort Worth Theater Critics Forum Awards. DGDG produced work for the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Elevator Project in 2014 and 2017, and most recently completed a year-long residency at the Dallas Public Library as their first Artist-In-Resident, where they premiered a new work in December 2017. She has worked at Undermain Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater, the Ochre House Theater, Echo Theatre, Dead White Zombies, and Theatre Three. She is a writer for TheaterJones, with a monthly column, The Sixth Position, and is completing her Ph.D. in Humanities at UT Dallas.

   

PLAYWRITING: Ages 13+

Playwriting is an extremely unique opportunity for young writers to learn from the pros. Through a series of dynamic exercises and discussions, students will sharpen their skills and tell their stories while being exposed to the most exciting new voices in American theater.

July 9-27, 9:00a-12:00p
Cost: $510
   
   
     

TEACHING ARTIST

  Janielle Kastner

   
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BEFORE and AFTER CARE

At DTC, we know parents lead busy lives. In order to make the SummerStage experience more convenient for campers and their families, we are now providing Before and After Care that is both fun and safe!
 
Before Care takes place from 8:30 – 9:30am. Campers should be dropped off at the lobby of the theater. Parents who arrive before 8:30am will need to wait with their children.
 
Before Care can be purchased on the first day of your child’s session. Pricing is $20 for one week, and $40 for two weeks. Before Care is not available the first day of a new session.
 
After Care takes place from 4:30 – 5:30pm Students will be escorted from their class to the After Care room at 4:30pm. After Care can be purchased “a la carte” at $5 per day, or $20 per week. If you would like to purchase After Care on an a la carte basis, please contact the Camp Coordinator before 3:00pm on the day your child will need care.

ALL STUDENTS MUST BE PICKED UP BY 5:30pm. Parents need to enter the building to pick up their child from After Care.


 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

SummerStage 2018 will take place at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre (2400 Flora St @ Leonard St.) in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. For a map, please click here and view under "Where do I park at the Wyly Theatre.")

All SummerStage students become part of Dallas Theater Center’s actor talent pool.

Students enrolled in a full day of classes may bring their lunch and enjoy the company of other students and faculty. This supervised lunch is available to half-day students at an additional fee of $5 per day.

Full tuition is due at the time of registration, 50% tuition is refundable if a student is withdrawn three weeks before camp begins. Full tuition is refundable only in the event of a program cancellation. There is a $20 fee for returned checks
 

Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation from AT&T Performing Arts Center immediately following your registration. Further details will be emailed to participants in late May.


Payment Plans

Payment plans are available with a credit or debit card by emailing [email protected] Payment plans consist of equal installments automatically drafted on the first Friday of the month, with the full balance due two weeks prior to the first day of camp.

For more information on SummerStage 2018 email [email protected].

Morgana Wilborn
Director of Education

Gloria Benavides
Manager of Education Programs