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Young Artists: Ages 11-14

Film image.jpgTheatreMaker (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.     

These classes are 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. 

2024 Theatremakers Summer Camps

Asolo Rep Theatremakers Camps use theatrical skills from all elements of the artform to encourage campers to use their imaginations, to express their ideas, and to explore their world through theatre. Whether performing a story of their own design or developing a quest for characters they developed themselves, campers experience theatre from many different angles: performance, design, storybuilding, and collaboration. 

Theatremakers Summer Camps are available at two locations:

  • Asolo Rep (June 24-August 9) 

  • Out of Door Academy (June 10-21).

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Theatremakers at Asolo Rep

Available: June 24-August 9

Location: Asolo Rep Rehearsal Hall, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail

Time: 10am-4pm (Extended times known as Creator Labs are available for campers during purchase)


July 22-26

The First Annual Asolo Rep Olympiad

Join us for the First Annual Asolo Rep Olympiad! Using a variety of theatrical techniques—from performance to storytelling to design—artists collaborate to develop a delegation and devise sports and games of their very own, culminating in a camp-wide Opening Ceremony.

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July 29-Aug 2

Escape Room Challenge

Calling all architects, strategists, and puzzle lovers! This week, theatre-makers are challenged with a monumental task: design, perform, and produce a fully immersive escape room. From story structure to setting, costume pieces to props, the team combines theatrical skillsets to create their own unique world of heroes, tricksters, and red herrings. Careful—everything is not as it seems.

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Aug 5-9

Film Fest

Dive into the world of storytelling through film! In this week of creation, young artists will become film producers and creatives. Collaborate with fellow creators, learn to craft storyboards, write and produce your own script, and shoot your very own short film. (No prior experience is needed! This camp is perfect for eager young artists to continue to grow and learn new skills.)

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June 24-28

Got Rhythm?!?!

Inspiration for the most incredible theatre comes from a lot of different places. In this 5-day intensive, young artists develop and propose their own ideas for a new "old" work, using sound, music, movement, and words. Make your mark and make some noise!


July 1-3

Clown On!

Discover your inner clown. During this intensive, participants work with professional artists to explore storytelling through theatrical clown techniques, movement exploration, and physical storytelling. Join us to enhance your performance skills and release your worries--get serious about having fun onstage!


July 8-12

Inside Out: Scenic Design

Bring your dream worlds to life! This week, young artists dive into the world of scenic design, learning fundamentals and constructing their own projects. Led by professional theatre artists, participants learn firsthand the ways that artists use the materials around them to tell stories and see the world in different ways.


July 15-19

Making Myths

Myths and legends can explain the unexplainable—can you? This week, campers learn fundamentals of adaptation—exploring ancient myths and transforming them into stories for the stage. Led by Asolo Rep Teaching Artists, young artists perform, design, and devise, bringing these tales to life from their own points of view.


Theatremakers in Lakewood Ranch

Available: June 10-21

Location: Out of Door Academy, Uihlein Campus, 444 Reid St. 

Time: 9am-3pm

  • Extended Care is available for full-day campers $65 for a week (8:00-9:00 am and 3:00-5:00 pm)

June 10-14

Theatremakers: Perform

at Out of Door Academy, Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch

Join Asolo Rep for a week of creating theatre together! Campers are invited to grow their performance skills and explore from script to stage how theatre is made. Whether working as an ensemble or taking a workshop with professional theatre artists, this week is definitely for those who love the performing arts. (No prior theatre experience is necessary; everyone from the seasoned professional to the newbie will learn, connect, and grow.)


June 17-21

Theatremakers: Create

at Out of Door Academy, Uihlein Campus in Lakewood Ranch

Let's make theatre from the ground up! In this theatre intensive, emerging artists dive into different aspects of creating a new short piece of theatre. Whether a playwright, performer, director, designer, or spectator, this intensive is a fresh view of how theatre is made from spark to stage.


Camp Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy


Asolo Rep reserves the right to alter or cancel programs as necessary. If a program is cancelled by Asolo Rep, participants will receive a tuition refund in full. 


  • All withdrawal requests must be sent in writing to education@asolorep.org 
  • If a participant withdraws from a class before the second day of class, the registration cost is refunded, less a $25 administrative fee.
  • Due to the resource scheduling and commitments required to provide the programs, no refunds are given after the second day of class.

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



Contact Asolo Rep Education & Engagement Department: education@asolo.org