Still searching for a fitting summer camp for your child? Beijing’s only English-language theater troupe, Beijing Playhouse is running an additional camp in addition to the four already on offer. The new camp runs July 27 to August 8 and, like all Beijing Playhouse kids theater camps, will end with a show on the last day of camp. For their new camp, student actors will perform Pinocchio for friends and family on Saturday, August 8.
“We love exposing children to all facets of theater,” says Pinocchio director Jehanne Fima. “Students have so much fun that they don’t even know they’re learning."
The audition date for Pinocchio is this Saturday, July 11. If you can’t make that date, there will be a final late audition the day before the first day of camp on Saturday, July 25.
The first Saturday morning of the kids’ theater camps consists of a “Parent Participation Morning,” which provides a chance for parents to join their children and theater crew in trying out games, music, dance as well as some costume design and scene painting to see first-hand what their kids will be up to during camp.
“I believe my daughter’s participation in the Beijing Playhouse summer camp set her up very well for her high school theater experience back in the US years later. She is now thriving on stage in a very competitive environment and has been cast in leading roles for all the major productions,” said former kids theater camp parent Nicole LaFleur.
Camps last two to three weeks and are limited to 30 kids. Ages 6-14. Theater internships are also available for older teens.