New Theatre Camp
New Theatre Camp : Three-Week program (Rising Grades 5-9)
Location: Waynflete School (360 Spring Street)
8:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Shakespeare’s The Tempest reimagined for 2021… In our three weeks together, we will look at the story, lines and characters that Shakespeare wrote in this play to create a production that highlights what is most important for us as theatre makers, such as environmental and social justice. Expect to wear both your performer and visual artist hats as we create an outdoor production of drama and whimsy that includes handmade costumes, scenery and puppets (human-sized and larger)! We will share our creation with family and friends (in person or virtually, as possible) at the end of the final week.
$995 – We have increased our program costs an additional $25 this summer to address pandemic-related expenses.
Three–Week Theatre Camp:
Instructors: Robbie Harrison and Michaela Micalizio
Robbie Harrison teaches theatre to Middle School students at Waynflete and acts in shows in the Portland area. He discovered his love for Shakespeare as a young adult because it let him be himself. As a director and actor, Robbie is drawn to expressive physical acting and organized chaos on stage. Robbie’s first love was musical theatre and he still enjoys singing and playing piano. His other interests are shadow puppetry and playing in the woods.
Michela Micalizio is a graduate of the Boston University theater conservatory, where she discovered her passion for site-specific, devised and visually artistic theater from the soul. She wants to make weird and wonderful pieces of theater that let everyone shine. Michaela attended Waynflete as a student in 2012, where she acted in a Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. Through that experience, she learned that one way to combat social injustices is to actually act them out for each other, or for an audience. Shakespeare’s writing is full of these opportunities to message social justice ideas. Michaela enjoys painting, sewing, knitting, making creatures out of clay and watching scary movies.