2013 Kids Summer Camps

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Returning for our fourth summer, Three Cat Education is thrilled to present our new line-up of summer camps for 2013 . Using the actor’s most important tools (Body, Voice and Imagination) campers will be challenged to discover, explore and develop every aspect of theatre – acting, singing and dance – under the instruction of our professional teaching artists. This will be unique opportunity that culminate in performances on the Berger Park Coach House stage. Campers this summer will be able to strengthen their skills and build friendships that will last a lifetime!

Below are the offerings for the summer of 2013.   For any questions or to enroll by phone, please call Three Cat Education at (312) 970-9840 or email us at  jsmith@threecatproductions.com.

Registration:

For paper registration, please download the form here.  Please note: early bird registration extends to March 31.  

PAPER REGISTRATION

To mail in the form, please mail to Three Cat Productions c/o Berger Park,  6205 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60660.   All checks should be made payable to Three Cat Productions.

2013 Kids Summer Camps

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Lights, Camera, Broadway! Live at Berger Park!

Instructor: Amanda Fink

Come on out and see if you have what it takes to be a Triple Threat on stage with Three Cat Education! In “Lights, Camera, Broadway!” campers will sing, act and dance their way to a standing ovation live on the Berger Park Coach House stage!

Grades: 2nd-6th
Camp Dates/Times:  August 5 – August 16, 2013  (9:00am-3:00pm)
Performance Dates/Times: Showcase will be held on the last day of camp (during camp hours)
Tuition: $350   (Early Bird: $275)

REGISTRATION

 

Summer Camp Instructors

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Kyle Geissler
Summer Camp Director

Kyle Geissler is an actor and educator who has been directing youth theatre in The Midwest for six years. He worked as a teaching artist at The Duluth Playhouse (Duluth, Minnesota) for five years, where he taught classes for all ages in everything from improv to Shakespeare.  In 2012, Kyle worked as a faculty associate for The National High School Institute’s Theatre Division at Northwestern University.  Kyle holds a BA in Theatre from Loyola University Chicago and is thrilled to be joining the Three Cat Education team this summer!

 

IMG_1245Amanda Fink
Summer Camp Instructor

Amanda Fink is a Chicago based actor, director, and teaching artist. She has recently taught drama at Young Women’s Leadership Charter School through Chicago Youth Centers and at St. Thomas the Apostle in Hyde Park. A proud graduate of the University of Chicago, she trained there as a teaching artist through the Teaching Lab Collaboration program. She is also a founding member and current Managing Director of First Floor Theater and a member of the Black Box Acting Academy (Class of 2014.)

 

head_shots_033Megan Kearney
Summer Camp Instructor

Megan Kearney is thrilled to be working with Three Cat Productions this summer! Megan is an Alum of Columbia College Chicago, graduating with a BA in Musical Theatre in 2009. She also in on the teaching theatre staff at the Beverly Arts Center in Beverly, IL. Megan was last seen as the Child Ego, in THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG with the BAC. You many also have seen her play the role of Gloria Upson, in MAME at the Victory Gardens Theatre.

 

 

House Keeping/Waiver:

Three Cat Education has the right to cancel a class or camp one week prior to start date. Minimum enrollment for each class is 9 students. Classes may be cancelled do to low enrollment. Refund will be processed if a class or camp in cancelled.

There will be no refunds available if a student drops a class or camp unless the spot can be filled from a waiting list. If the spot can be filled, a refund (less a small processing fee) will be given.

 

Testimonials:

“This was my boys’ first experience with an “acting” camp. They loved it, couldn’t wait to go each day, and were begging to go back for another week. Great for self confidence and so much fun.” – Sheri

“Thanks, Three Cat Education, for a great camp experience. My sons (who have vastly different interests) both enjoyed every minute of camp. They had a ton of fun with the theater/improv games and still play them at home. Your camp leaders are not only top notch professionals but also connected with the kids to make them feel special. Already looking forward to next summer!”  ~Carrie B.

“Our son loved the camp. After the final performance, he ran to me and asked whether we could sign him up for the next Three Cat camp. He was very disappointed when he heard that he would have to wait until the next year. He learned several interesting games in camp and wanted to play them at home all the time. We still play some of them, a month after the camp ended.” ~ Daniel’s Mom

“People who would like this camp are people who like comedy, fun teachers, and awesome theatre games”  ~Ada Grey.

“This was Emma’s second Three Cat Camp. We travel pretty far to get there, but it’s so much better than similar camps we have found.”  ~ Emma’s mom

“My son has loved every one of the Three Cat Camps he’s attended. Not only does he have a blast, his comfort and skills in theater grow each time. The staff is warm, professional and amazing with kids. We love Three Cat!” ~ Rob’s mom

“This was my daughter’s favorite mini-camp this summer. She loved the staff and the other kids. We can’t wait to sign up for more classes and camps! ” ~Amy, Parent

 

Past 2013 Summer Camps:

Off of the Page and On to the Stage, Jr. !

Instructor: Kyle Geissler

Come join our professional staff as they work with our campers to help them produce their own show! Campers will create their own characters, write their own lines and perform their own show live on the Berger Park Coach House stage!

Grades: 2nd-6th
Camp Dates/Times:  June 17 – June 28, 2013 (9:00am-3:00pm)
Performance Dates/Times: Showcase will be held on the last day of camp (during camp hours)

Improv and Writing and Sketch – Oh, My!

Instructor: Kyle Geissler

Are you the class clown? Always cracking jokes with your friends? Do you liven up even the dullest of parties? Join us for “Improv and Writing and Sketch – Oh, My!” and see if you have what it takes to bring down the house in hysterics! There will be a final showcase on the Berger Park Coach House stage during the last day of camp.

Grades: 2nd-6th
Camp Dates/Times:  July 8 – July 12, 2013  (9:00am-3:00pm)
Performance Dates/Times: Showcase will be held on the last day of camp (during camp hours)
Tuition: $195  (Early Bird: $150)

 

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Instructor: Kyle Geissler

Ever wondered if you have what it takes to make it on stage? In “Acting Out – Comic Capers”, campers will explore their favorite characters with our professional staff – resulting in a showcase on the last day of camp where they can show off their stuff!

Grades: 2nd-6th
Camp Dates/Times:  July 15 – July 19, 2013  (9:00am-3:00pm)
Performance Dates/Times: Showcase will be held on the last day of camp (during camp hours)
Tuition: $195  (Early Bird: $150)

 

Acting Out – Space Aliens, Monsters, and Villains

Instructor: Megan Kearney

Space Aliens, Monsters, and Villians invade the Berger Park Coach House.   In “Acting Out – Space Aliens, Monsters, and Villians”, campers will explore their favorite science fiction characters with our professional staff! There will be a final showcase on the Berger Park Coach House stage during the last day of camp.

Grades: 2nd-6th
Camp Dates/Times:  July 22 – July 26, 2013  (9:00am-3:00pm)
Performance Dates/Times: Showcase will be held on the last day of camp (during camp hours)
Tuition: $195  (Early Bird: $150)

 

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Instructor: Megan Kearney

Fascinated with puppets?  Have you ever wondered how they create and build some of those classic puppet characters.   Join Three Cat Education for “Puppet Masters and Storytelling”?   Build and bring your own puppets to life at camp! Have fun creating new characters who will join our actors to greet the public for an end-of-week showcase at Berger Park Coach House Theater!

Grades: 2nd-6th
Camp Dates/Times:  July 29 – August 2, 2013  (9:00am-3:00pm)
Performance Dates/Times: Showcase will be held on the last day of camp (during camp hours)
Tuition: $195  (Early Bird: $150)