DAMPA is excited to offer a variety of amazing camps this Summer! We have 2 main camps – Musical Theatre Camp and our Triple Threat Camp, which are both half day camps and will sell out very quickly. Due to high demand, we are offering 3 sessions of each.
For students who would enjoy an extended camp experience, we are offering several camps that take place directly after the half day camps. Please note, that some of these “add on camps” are only offered the first or last week of each session.
“Bring It On” with Broadway’s Jason Gotay
Straight from New York brings Jason Gotay to DAMPA for an unbelievable Masters Class.
JASON GOTAY has appeared on Broadway in Spider-Man, Turn Off the Dark, and Bring it On: The Musical, creating the role of Randall. He has toured around the country with Bring It On. Off Broadway: Fking Up Everything, The Anthem. Regional: A Bronx Tale (Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere Production), Into the Woods (The Muny).
This is a fantastic opportunity for actors to prep for DAMPA’s FALL production of “Bring It On”. Jason will work with actors on monologues, scenes and songs.
10-17 years old
August 27th Studio B
2:00PM-6:00PM (a short concert with Jason will be presented from 6:00PM-6:30PM)
$200, Limited Space
Dreams DO Come True!
With the guidance of a professional artist, DAMPA students are guided through creating their own vision board, and putting positive focus on their goals big and small! Vision boards are used by many performers as a way to lay out, concentrate on, and make sure they are mindfully working toward their goals. Artists including Katy Perry, Soulja Boy, and Beyonce have used vision boards to help them along in their careers, and have seen those goals come to fruition! This camp is held on Saturdays to ensure all campers have a chance to participate.
12+ years old
6 Sessions, Saturday (1 day) Camp, Studio B
“Let’s Get Wicked” with Teal Wicks
Straight from New York brings Elphaba to DAMPA for a unique workshop. Teal Wicks burst onto the musical theater scene in 2008 when she snagged the role of Elphaba in the Los Angeles company of Wicked, a role she reprised to critical acclaim in the San Francisco company before making the leap to Broadway. Students will learn show hits from Wicked and work on scenes and monologues.
9-14 years old
September 17th, 2017
College Audition Technique Workshop w/ Jenn Damiano & Ryan Anthony
Choosing material for your college audition and going through the senior year audition process can be both thrilling and also daunting for performers and their parents. The This Workshop is specifically designed to take the guess work out of the entire process. Actors will learn about the application process, pick song and monologues, learn audition technique, the selection of your final list of colleges to include on your audition journey, senior year timeline calendar and expectations, and the best way follow-up with your dream schools. Jenn and Ryan will help you choose audition material that highlights your individuality and performance strengths, while meeting the preferences and requirements of your top choice schools. The Workshop will conclude with a “Mock Audition”, where you will present your audition songs and/or monologues in a panel setting and receive individual feedback! All actors will be video taped.
JENN DAMIANO – Auditioning professionally from a young age, Jenn has just recently finished an action-packed run of her debut cabaret show “JENNUINELY” Her credits include, Broadway: Spring Awakening (original cast), Next to Normal (original Natalie, 2009 Tony Award nomination*), Bono and The Edge’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (original Mary Jane Watson), American Psycho (original Jean). Off-Broadway: Next to Normal (Second Stage and Arena Stage in DC), Venice (Public Theater), Alice Unwrapped (The Zipper Factory). TV: The CW’s Gossip Girl, It Could Be Worse (mini-series). Film: B-Side, Emily & Tim, American Dresser, and recent L.A. Outfest winner 4th Man Out. Currently making solo concert debut titled “Jennuinely” at Feinstein’s/54 Below.
RYAN ANTHONY – Performing, and Directing both regionally and in New York City, Ryan’s experience in College Audition’s stems from stints at the American Musical Dramatic Academy New York, and the University of Nebraska. He has worked with students at The University of Michigan, and often aides professional actors with reinventing their auditioning style.
16 and up
August 26th Studio B