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Aesop's Fables


with Chad Edwards

Calendar Jun 21, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

For ages 6-12, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
June 21-25, 2021

In this one-week, full-day camp for ages 6-12, we will discover the lessons learned and the joy within some of Aesop's most popular fables, such as "The Tortoise and The Hare", "The Fox and the Grapes", "The Lion and the Mouse" and "The Country Mouse and the City Mouse". Character movement will be a large focus as well as planning and acting out scenes and making simple character masks or costume pieces. The camp will end with an informal presentation of the fables we will produce. This camp will follow safety protocols as designated by the State of North Carolina.

About the Camp Director:
Chad Edwards is an educator, actor and director who works as the theatre teacher at Davie County High School. He has been a theatre educator with experience in elementary, middle school and high school theatre for almost 20 years. He has played many roles on The Little Theatre stage and has directed many educational productions, as well as some productions with The Little Theatre. 

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 2 payments of $62.50, paid every four weeks.

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Costuming 101


with RoseLynne Bowman

Calendar Jun 28, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

For ages 12 and above
June 28 - July 2, 2021

Costuming 101 is a one-week sewing and design camp for ages 12-adult. It is split into two portions: Intro to Sewing, held each day between 9:30 am-12:30 pm and Intro to Costume Design, an optional add-on for $75 which will run from 1:15-4:15 pm each day. 

Intro to Sewing, taught by RoseLynne Bowman, will teach basic sewing skills, including hand and machine sewing. The class will take students from the preparation of sewing through completion of a finished project. Hand-sewing techniques will include selection of threads and needles, how to sew on buttons/snaps, and how to sew simple hem stitches. For machine sewing, participants will learn the parts of the machine and how to thread one, as well as how to use straight stitch, reverse, and zigzag stitches. Whether they choose to create a garment or a crafty gift, each student will have a finished product by Friday!

Intro to Costume Design, taught by Tara Raczenski, will give participants hands-on training and experience in costume designing for the theatre, with over 10,000 costumes, fabrics, and accessories to utilize. Class time will consist of a brief overview of theatrical costume design basics, as well as the history of clothing, timed team and individual "challenges", and a culminating costume parade at the end of the week.

Enrollment is limited for this camp due to spacing considerations, so register soon!

About the Instructors:
RoseLynne Bowman
has sewn since she was 5 years old and began sewing for others when she was 11. By high school, RoseLynne discovered theatre, initially through friends' church youth groups. RoseLynne was active with theatre all through college and then in Charlotte, NC, with the LT of Charlotte and Spirit Square. RoseLynne’s career has been as a Teacher for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Recently, due to the COVID pandemic, she came out of retirement to work with D/HH students on a part-time basis. Teaching is RoseLynne’s life’s work; teaching sewing is both her passion and dream.

Tara Raczenski is the LTWS Costume Shop Manager, who got hooked on costumes with LTWS five years ago by volunteering to work on Sense & Sensibility. Since that time, she has designed ten shows for LTWS as well as other organizations around the Triad, including an all-female version of 1776 for which she won best Costume Design, and for RhinoLeap's Equity production of To Kill a Mockingbird. Tara also enjoys utilizing her degree in performance onstage, when she gets the chance, and adapting classic literature for the stage. Her version of Treasure Island was selected winner for the 2018 Forsyth County New Play Initiative. Tara is also a five-year member of The Jane Austen Society of North America.

Full Course

Through the Stage Door


with Kate Carson-Groner

Calendar Jun 28, 2021 at 9:30 am, runs for 1 week

For ages 6-12, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
June 28-July 2, 2021

Join us for an introduction to the world of theater through games, improv, silliness and fun! In this week long camp, children aged 6-12 will be exposed to a wide range of theater styles without the added pressure of a production.  Students will work together (but safely distanced!) to build characters, scenes, and imaginary worlds by learning to support and encourage each other’s creativity. The class will focus on a variety of performance and theater game styles meant to encourage teamwork, confidence, and imagination and give an overview of the delightfully wacky world of theatre. This camp will follow safety protocols as designated by the State of North Carolina.

About the Camp Director:
Kate Carson-Groner is a performing artist, teacher, and director originally from Elkin, NC. Kate has coached and mentored numerous improv teams, and has directed performers of all ages in classes, workshops, and full scale theater productions. She is thrilled to be teaching at LT of WS, where she was a theater and improv student many MANY years ago. She earned her BFA in Performing Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design and completed a summer intensive in street theater and cirque in Paris, France before moving to Chicago to perform and direct professionally.  Kate has improvised professionally at The Second City, iO, and with Baby Wants Candy and Storytown Improv, where she and her teammates created entirely improvised new musicals for every performance. As an actor, she has performed regionally at Steppenwolf, Redmoon, A.R.T., Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Olney Theatre Center. Most recently, after moving back to North Carolina with her family, Kate performed, directed, and music directed with Peppercorn Theatre at Kaleidium. As a voiceover artist, she has voiced national commercials for McDonald’s, McCafe, Kohler Engines, AllState, and more.

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