Summer Camps

2021 Independence Park Theatre Camp

7800 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Film Camp

With smartphones, tablets, and software exposing kids to the tools of filmmaking at younger and younger ages, the Film for Kids and Youth camps are structured to help introduce kids to the essentials of filmmaking while creating a fun and supportive environment in which they can pursue their passion. Our camps challenge young people to bring a story to life with moving images. No prior experience is required — only enthusiasm.
INDEPENDENCE EVENT CENTER
SESSION 1: June 7-11 / Ages: 7-11
Film showcase June 12 at 6:30 p.m.

SESSION 2: July 5-9 / Ages: 7-11
Film showcase July 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Musical Theatre Performance Camp

Our campers have the exciting opportunity to produce a full-scaled musical in just two weeks! In this special program, campers learn theatre skills and gain acting experience through hands-on participation in the production process. Each session will lead its participants through auditioning, choreography staging, and music vocal rehearsals all leading up to the opening night of their BIG SHOW! Parents, family and friends are invited to the see show on the last day of camp.
INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE

SESSION 1: WE ARE MONSTERS / Ages: 7-11
We Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique.
Week One: June 7-11
Week Two: June 14-18
Performance: June 18 at 6:30 p.m.

SESSION 2: BEAUTY & THE BEAST, JR./ Ages: 12-16
Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
With many fun supporting roles allowing students to play objects inside the castle, this "tale as old as time" is filled with spectacular costume and set opportunities.
Week One: June 21-25
Week Two: June 28-July 2
Performance: July 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Play Production Camp

Every young actor’s chance to be a star! In this special program, campers learn theatre skills and gain acting experience through hands-on participation in the production process. Campers will experience the entire play production process, from auditioning, character development, staging, and line memorization all leading up to the opening night of their BIG SHOW! Parents, family and friends are invited to the see the show on the last day of camp. On with the show!
INDEPENDENCE PARK THEATRE

SESSION 1: IN SEARCH OF THE GOLDEN TEARDROP / Ages: 7-11
The king and queen love their precious little daughter so much they keep every memento of her childhood, even her teardrops. But one day a teardrop falls into the Endless River and floats away. When everyone else refuses to brave the treacherous, mysterious river, two not-so-bright young men volunteer. What an adventure it is as they encounter a beautiful but dangerous Waterfall, the timid but stultifying Quiet Waters, the frightening Roaring Rapids and the cruel Singing Sea (all delightfully played in mime). The play tells of the journey of two brave young men down the perilous uncharted Endless River in search of a golden teardrop which fell from the precious little eye of a precious little princess.
Week One: July 5-9
Week Two: July 12-16
Performance: July 16 at 6:30 p.m.

SESSION 2: SUBTEXT / Ages: 12-16
Even though everybody on the planet is just a text away, getting your message across has never been more complicated. subText is a hilarious series of vignettes detailing the awkwardness of dating in the digital age, from capturing the perfect selfie to making a relationship Facebook official. At its heart, subText is a reminder that "love is a lot of things, but it is rarely a thing of convenience."
Week One: July 19-23
Week Two: July 26-30
Performance: July 30 at 6:30 p.m.

FILM CAMPS
$150 per East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$180 out-of-parish resident

MUSICAL THEATRE + PLAY PRODUCTION CAMPS
$250 per East Baton Rouge Parish residents
$300 out-of-parish resident
More info: 225-216-0660 or atemple@brec.org

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