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Young Artists: Ages 11-14

TheatreMakers Lab Summer Camp

TheatreMaker (n): an artist who specializes in creating theatre as a whole, not focusing in only one area 

Learn about methods of theatrical storytelling, ignite a creative fire, and see the world through new eyes. In this innovative experience, young artists are invited to “explode stories,” looking at every aspect of the theatre development process, including performance, design, writing, building, and so much more.     

This camp is for the young artist who loves creating – no prior theatre experience is necessary, but everyone from the seasoned professional to the newbie will learn, connect, and grow. 

2022 Camps

June 20-24: Creator Camp with Sarasota Contemporary Dance

NOTE: This camp is available for campers 8-12 years old. 

Join Asolo Rep and Sarasota Contemporary Dance for Creator Camp: a space for young artists to imagine, create, and discover through stories. In this 5-day camp, Young Artists work with professional teaching artists to transform colorful works of art into dance, drama, and stories sparked by their own imaginations. No performance experience is needed--just bring your creativity and excitement as you learn how to bring ideas to life!

Camps run 9am - 2pm.  

Morning and After Care is available when purchasing. Learn more


  • Early Bird Pricing available until April 1: $175/week 
  • After April 1: $200/week 
  • Financial Assistance/Scholarships available. Learn more.




July 5-8: Drama Days

Ignite the imagination and spark creativity! Drama Days, designed for ages 6-11, invites campers to experience a different theatre adventure every day. 

Choose your own camp adventure: sign up for one day or the whole week!  

  • July 5: Quest! (focus on creating characters)
  • July 6: Miniature Worlds (focus on building worlds)
  • July 7: Go! Do! Be! (focus on improvisation and humor)
  • July 8: Enchantment (focus on storytelling)

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July 11-July 15: Quest! / Búsqueda*

Check your stats, look for traps, and roll the dice. Do you love role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons? This week, TheatreMakers will devise and become intrepid characters, setting off on a perilous journey where fate is determined by chance, stats, and imagination. Join us for a week of (mis)adventures!  

Pon a prueba tus estadísticas, cuídate de las trampas, y rueda los dados. Te gustan los juegos imaginarios como calabozos y dragones? En esta semana, los teatristas inventarán y se convertirán en personajes intrépidos, emprendiendo en un peligroso viaje cuyo destino será determinado por la suerte, las estadísticas, y la imaginación. ¡Únete a nuestra semana de (des)aventura! 

TheatreMakers will:  

  • Explore story structure and collaboration.    

  • Create characters and devise stories.     

  • Bring our quest to life using creative problem solving, performance skills, and art-making activities.  

  • Have fun and exciting journeys!  

*Este campamento será facilitado por un artista bilingüe (Español /Inglés)/Designates a camp facilitated by a bilingual teaching artist (Spanish/English) 


July 18-July 22: Miniature Worlds

How does a story become a stage picture? In this 5-day makers lab, campers imagine civilizations, invent histories, and engineer environments from the ground up.  

TheatreMakers will: 

  • Create using simple design techniques, engineering skills, basic craft materials, and their own wonderful wits. 

  • Embody their creation using creative problem solving, performance skills, and story building.    

  • Connect and collaborate! 


July 25-July 29: Be Bold!

Do you have a weird and wild imagination wanting to break free? Join us for a week-long artistic experience where TheatreMakers take creative risks, think fast on their feet, and find their fellow wonderful weirdos. From exploring humor to making bold choices, this witty week invites young artists’ innovation and imagination to shine through.  

TheatreMakers will:    

  • Learn how to make an idea or an inside joke into a work of art. 

  • Embrace weird and wonderful ideas in order to create something new. 

  • Trust their instincts and have fun! 


August 1-August 5: Theatre Magic

How did they do that??? - with just a touch of theatre magic! From quick-changes to fog, candy-glass to rain curtains, theatre professionals have a lot of tricks up their sleeves that help them bring magical stories to life. This week, TheatreMakers will work together to turn their imaginations inside-out, look at the world in a new light, and think outside the box in order to create onstage magic.  

TheatreMakers will:     

  • Create and build stories together. 

  • Use their imaginations (and the scientific method) to creatively problem solve.    

  • Bring onstage magic to life with engineering, performance skills, and art-making activities.  

  • Have fun and exciting journeys! 



  • Early Bird Pricing available until May 1: $140/week 
  • After May 1: $175/week 
  • Financial Assistance/Scholarships Available! Apply here.

Camps run 9am - 2pm.  Morning and After Care is available when purchasing. Learn more

A note on Covid-19 Health & Safety:

 Asolo Rep Education & Engagement is committed to the safety and well-being of all of our students, families, teaching artists, and staff. We have worked hard to put in place specific measures that will ensure our camp experience is safe, comfortable, and fun for everyone. 

COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols