Summer Camps Your Student Will Love!!

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OUR SUMMER CAMP PROGRAMS

Join the Theatre Arts Academy for an enriching, fun-filled, affordable summer camp experience for students in grades 2 – 12 in the heart of Redwood City!  The Academy immerses students in the world of theatre, regardless of experience level.  The only requirement is a desire to explore, discover and create.

DAILY SCHEDULE
Doors open at 8:30am, with camp beginning at 9am.  Students should bring their own snack and lunch unless they are authorized to leave the premises for lunch.  Pickup time is 4:00pm.   Extended after-care if available on request.

EXPLORERS (Grades 2 – 5)
Explorers investigate the building blocks of theatre and our students have the freedom to express themselves in an upbeat environment, embracing their natural sense of play! Through a balance of technique and imagination, Explorers create their own performance to realize what stars they truly are.

PLAYERS (Grades 6 – 8)
Players students discover, develop, and refine their individual talents through training, investigation, and awareness. The Players instruction mirrors the Conservatory curriculum to promote creative independence while advancing the student’s development as a whole.

CONSERVATORY (Grades 9 – 12)
Conservatory is designed to give students an intensive theatrical training at a professional caliber. Our instruction shapes individuals into artists by focusing on growth and advancement and putting students high above benchmark when auditioning for competitive college programs and professional pursuits.

ACADEMY FACULTY + STAFF

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Alissa Deeter - Education Director

Alissa is a nationally recognized performer with firm footing in the classical, operetta, and musical theatre repertoire. She holds the Doctor of Music degree in voice performance from Florida State University and is a distinguished vocal pedagogue in the field. With twenty years of teaching, she possesses the skills and expertise to teach students of all ages and levels of development.

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Justine Bechler - Education Coordinator

Justine is a south bay native with personal ties to Redwood City. She is a professional actor, singer, and theatre educator having most recently worked at California Theatre Center as the head of the education department. Justine has worked with students ages 5 – 18 as a director, vocal director, and mentor for teaching artist interns.  Justine has grown up on stage and is dedicated, hardworking, and passionate about arts education.  She is very excited to work with the students in this wonderful community to help them grow to be the best they can be!

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Joshua Marx - Teaching Artist

Joshua is a professional actor, director, producer, and teacher. He holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the prestigious Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. Joshua is also Professor of Theatre Arts at SJSU, and a teaching artist at SF Shakes, Cal Shakes, and Theatreworks. For more: www.j-marx.com.

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Alicia Jeffrey

Alicia is thrilled to be in her fourth season as executive artistic director at BBBay.  She is also a director, vocal director and music director and will support the Academy in numerous ways throughout the session.  She has served on the board of directors for numerous Bay Area theatre companies, and is currently the President of the Board of the Lenaea High School Theatre Festival, one of the largest festivals of its kind in the United States.