Youth Arts Intensive for ages 11-13

Registration for Members is now open! If you are a Member, please call (813) 922-8167 or visit the Center to register.

Registration for the General Public will open on March 1.

Each 3-week session is an intensive training program in which students ages 11-13 will audition, write, rehearse, and perform a theatrical production under the instruction of working professionals.

Students of this program need to understand that dedication, focus, and participation make the program successful for all. We look forward to a wonderful summer as we work together to create something we can all be proud of!

2024 Projects

“Gretal! The Musical”
June 3-21

Before Hansel, there was Gretel! Based on the Russian source, which is the origin story of the tale, this musical focuses on the girls and women at the center of the adventure. Featuring folk/rock music, the songs capture the darkness but also the humor and humanity of Gretel’s journey to fetch the skull of undying light from Baba Yaga, one of the most fascinating witches of all time. On her way, Gretel meets the Black Knight, who holds the secrets of the stars in his cloak, and three horsemen, who carry the sun across the sky. Once Gretel reaches Baba Yaga’s hut on chicken legs, she confronts the witch. Baba Yaga sets three impossible tasks for Gretel to complete in exchange for the skull. In the tasks, Gretel discovers the positive power of her anger, the comfort of her compassion, the gift of her grief, and the truth of her birthright as she teaches herself how to survive.

SHOW CREDITS: Book by Jason Tremblay and Suzan Zeder. Music by Jenn Hartmann Luck. Lyrics by Jenn Hartmann Luck, Suzan Zeder, and Jason Tremblay. Cello Arrangements by Nora Karakousoglou. Gretel! The Musical is presented through Dramatic Publishing.

PERFORMANCE: Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 pm

Adventures in Filmmaking
June 24-July 12

Let inspiration strike and put it on film! Students will be presented with several objects and movie genres and then storyboard them into short films. Working with film buffs and professionals, the sky is the limit to what they will create!

During the course of three weeks, students will audition, rehearse, and create their set, props, and costumes. Choosing an era/genre, they will write, direct, act, and create their own filmed vignette within an ensemble setting, culminating in a movie premiere fit for Hollywood. (No camp on July 4 and 5.)

FILM PREMIERE: Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 pm

“Everyone Gets Eaten by Sharks: A Cautionary Tale”
July 15-August 2

FACT: Most people, if not everyone, will eventually be eaten by sharks. But you can postpone the inevitable (and get a great deal on a timeshare!) by joining Adventure Dan on a tour through shark-infested scenarios to avoid, such as kayaking with meat paddles, night-swimming after prom, or genetically engineering sharks for science. Because three things in life are certain: taxes, death, and, specifically, death by sharks. A delightfully madcap comedy you’re sure to devour . . . unless it devours you first.

SHOW CREDITS: Everyone Gets Eaten By Sharks: A Cautionary Tale is written by Marshall Pailet and presented through Playscripts.

PERFORMANCE: Thursday, August 1 at 5:30 pm

Daily Schedule

  • 8-9 am Early Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)
  • 9-10:45 am Theatre, Art, Creating Process/Rehearsal
  • 10:30-10:45 am Snack Break
  • 10:45 am-noon Theatre, Art, Creating Process/Rehearsal
  • noon Lunch
  • 12:30-1 p.m. Recess & Games
  • 1-2:15 pm Music/Dance Rehearsal
  • 2:15-2:30 pm Snack Break
  • 2:30-4 pm Music/Dance Rehearsal, Art & Design
  • 4-4:15 pm Sign Out & Pick Up
  • 4:15-5:30 p.m. After Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)

Performance Schedule

Performances will be held the third Thursday of each 3-week camp:

  • Thursday, June 20 at 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, July 11 at 5:30 pm
  • Thursday, August 1 at 5:30 pm

On performance days, the schedule is the same as above until 4 pm. The rest of the day is as follows:

  • 4 pm Show & Share (Friday)
  • 5-5:30 pm After Care (optional: CLICK HERE for details)

Tuition

  • Member: $515 / 3-week camp ($445 for Adventures in Filmmaking)
  • Non-Member: $540 / 3-week camp ($470 for Adventures in Filmmaking)

4 Ways to Register

1.) Mail/Email: Download a 2024 CAMP REGISTRATION PACKET FOR AGES 11-13 and send the completed forms via mail to 4537 Lowell Road; Tampa, FL 33618, or email them to [email protected]. (If you are having trouble completing the form online, please don’t worry. You can print it out and complete it by hand, too!)

2.) Online (opening March 1):  Non-refundable online processing fees apply. Additional paperwork is required after registering. (Early Bird Discount Code (expires April 30): EARLYBIRD)

3.) Phone: Call (813) 922-8167 to register over the phone with a credit card.

4.) In-Person: Visit the Center Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; or Saturday, 10 a.m. – noon.

(Please register the Thursday before the start of camp on any given week to help us best prepare for the arrival of your child. Registrations received after Thursday will incur a $15 late registration fee.)