Theater Camp develops students’ skill sets

Group of students wearing blue theater camp t-shirts stand on risers on a stage in a school auditorium

Twenty students participated in a weeklong Theater Camp at the school in July to help advance their skills. It was offered to students in grades 5-12 under the advisement of FFCS teachers Stephanie Brewer, Beth Fagan and Ashley Stockbridge.

The advisers are working to elevate their high school club, which has been rebranded with a new name. The former drama club is now known as the Fonda-Fultonville Theatrical Co.

“Theater camp is another element that will help us develop a full-scale theater program. It’s not just a club anymore,” Fagan said.

The students participated in a variety of workshops at the camp, including:

  • Acting
  • Auditioning 101
  • Careers in Musical Theater
  • Dance Class
  • History of Musical Theater
  • Set Design
  • Stage Makeup
  • Stage Management
  • Theater Tech
  • Vocal Health
  • Writing for the Stage

“These students live for theater,” Brewer said. “We wanted to give them more tools to sharpen their skill sets, especially for the younger students who will join our theater company in high school.”

They hope to offer the camp annually, with expanded opportunities next year.

This year’s annual theatrical productions are scheduled in November and March.