Summer 2017 at CTW

Our 2017 Summer Catalog–we have programs for ages 3-18!

Registration is OPEN!
Click here for the online registration form!

Early Bird discounts close 8 weeks before the program starts. Sibling discounts do not expire.

For Ages 3-4


EARLY STAGES: For Ages 3-4

CTW staff Trina Friedberg and Aimee Reid will continue to offer
Early Stages for ages 3-4 during the summertime.

Early Stages for ages 3-4 is a drop-in, donation only program at CTW. Teachers will use story, props, song, and movement to guide our youngest theatre kids’ natural tendency to play into an understanding of theatrical performance.

This is an informal, low-commitment program–there is no registration, no established fee, and there is no performance connected to the class. Teachers create a new lesson with a new topic every week. Guardians are encouraged to stay and engage with their child as they explore how to use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to tell stories and create characters.


SUMMER 2017 dates and times

(Summer dates: June 1-August 17, 2017)

Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 am-10:15 am

(No Early Stages on July 3, 2017)
(No Early Stages on July 31, 2017)
(No Early Stages on August 3, 2017)


All Early Stages occur at the CTW building in the Collingwood Arts Center
2413 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, OH 43620

Questions? Email Trina Friedberg at trina.friedberg@gmail.com

Aimee and Trina’s Bio!

For ages 5-6

Theatre Day Camp For Ages 5-6

Teachers will use story, props, song, and movement to guide our youngest theatre kids’ natural tendency to play into an understanding of theatrical performance. We will teach introductory theatre terminology and culture, as well as using the body/voice/imagination to create character and story.

Theatre Camp for 5-6 year olds will be offered throughout the summer. To accommodate families’ busy schedules, we are offering Early Stages in two week blocks–you can sign up for one block or multiple blocks, according to your schedule.

Families are expected to send a lunch with their child; CTW provides a fruit snack (artificial dye-/wheat-/peanut-/dairy-free) and a piece of fruit (banana or applesauce) for the campers as a mid-morning snack.


SUMMER 2017 Dates and Times

Mondays-Fridays from 9:00 am-12:30 pm
Block 1: June 6-June 16
Block 2: June 20-June 30
(19 spots as of April 19)
Block 3: July 5-14
(19 spots left as of April 19)
Block 4: July 17-28
(18 spots left as of April 19)

(No camp on July 3 and 4, 2017–this block will be discounted, accordingly)

Camp Director: Nicole Tuttle

**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**


Summer 2017 5-6 Year Old Camp Fees:

Blocks 1, 3, 4: $175
Block 2: $140 (reduced for fewer days)

Minimum class size: 10 students
Maximum class size: 20 students


All 5-6 Year old Day Camps occur at the CTW building in the Collingwood Arts Center
2413 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, OH 43620


Our Discounts!

(Discounts cannot be combined)

$15 off discount for siblings
$10 off if you register by the camp’s Early Bird Deadline

Early Bird Deadlines
Block 1: April 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Block 2: April 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Block 3: May 8, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Block 4: May 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Questions? Email Aimee Reid at office@ctwtoledo.org

For Ages 7-9

Theatre Day Camps For 7-9 Year Olds

Each camp uses a short script as inspiration for the week’s activities. Camp Director Trina Friedberg will teach acting techniques, play theatre games, introduce technical theatre and design, in addition to casting and rehearsing the short play for an informal sharing at the end of camp!

Camp Director: Trina Friedberg

Families are expected to send a lunch with their child; CTW provides a fruit snack (artificial dye-/wheat-/peanut-/dairy-free), a piece of fruit, or other food for the campers as a mid-morning snack.

Minimum camp size: 10 students
Maximum camp size: 20 students


7-9 Year Old Day Camp Descriptions, Dates, and Times

The Ever After

June 12-16, 2017
(8 spots left as of April 20)

A cheesy talk show host invites traditional fairy tale characters who have been estranged for 20 years to reconcile on live television.  From Snow White and the Evil Queen to Cinderella and her middle-aged Ugly Stepsisters, this TV show parody asks the question, ’Can’t we all just get along?’ The talk show is punctuated by questions from obnoxious studio audience members and hilarious infomercials for fairy tale related products.  Even Jiminy Cricket-now an occupational therapist and author of ’My Life as Your Conscience’-makes a guest appearance to lend his professional opinion.  Complete with a trash-talking clairvoyant mirror, an unfortunate prince who is turning slowly back into a frog and many other wacky fractured fairy tale bits, your talk show spoof will be the talk of the town!

A Mixed-Up Fairy Tale

June 26-30, 2017
(13 spots left as of April 20)

The entire world of fairy tales gets utterly mixed up in this silly one-act!  The Grimm brothers are writing their stories late into the night when suddenly a terrible gust of wind flings open the door and blows the pages everywhere!  Later that night, the stories begin to intermingle in Wilhelm’s dreams.  Cinderella’s desperately trying to get to the royal ball, but somehow she’s ends up at Rapunzel’s tower.  As her Fairy Godmother mistakenly sends her on to the Seven Dwarves’ cottage and Snow White’s castle, Cinderella meets loads of new friends — dwarves, bears, pigs, and witches! — all of whom are just as lost and out of place as she is!  When they all finally make their way to the ball, Cinderella finally meets her prince, and they all share a giant fairy tale party “happily” thereafter!

The Velveteen Rabbit

July 17-21, 2017
(15 spots left as of April 20)

Gramma tells her grandkids the story of young Theodore, whose toys come to life whenever they’re alone in the nursery.  They yearn to become real someday, but as Horse tells the others, toys only become real through a child’s love.  Theodore’s nanny gives him a velveteen bunny to help him sleep, and Bunny is so cuddly and soft, it immediately becomes Theodore’s favorite toy, accompanying him everywhere.  After Theodore recovers from a scary bout of scarlet fever, the doctor instructs Nanny to get rid of all the contaminated bedding…  and Bunny too!  As poor Bunny awaits its fate in the trash heap, the Magic Nursery Fairy arrives to make the velveteen rabbit real because he’s been truly loved.


All 7-9 year old camps are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Drop off is 8:30-9:00 am, and pick up is 3:00-3:30 pm.

There will be a short sharing for each camp on Friday, 3:30-4:00 pm.

Friends and families are welcome to view the short plays–we’ll have some costume pieces, set, and props!

Before and After Camp Care is available:

From 7:30 am to 8:30 am, and 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Before and After Camp Care is an additional $3/hr.
Please arrange with the office upon registration for your adjusted rate.

**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**


Summer 2017 Camps for 7-9 Year Old Fees:

$150 for each week-long day camp
$15 off discount for siblings
$10 off if you register by the camp’s Early Bird Deadline*

*Early Bird Deadlines
For June 12-16 camp: April 17, 2017 at 5:00 pm
For June 26-30 camp: May 1, 2017 at 5:00 pm
For July 17-21 camp: May 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm


All Day Camps for Ages 7-9 occur at the CTW building in the Collingwood Arts Center
2413 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, OH 43620

Questions? Email Aimee Reid at office@ctwtoledo.org

For Ages 10-12

Improv Workshop Series

For Ages 10-12

This three-part series focuses on introducing and building a strong improvisational skill set, useful for anyone interested in performance and public speaking situations. No previous experience is necessary.

Students will learn to think on their feet, to quickly select creative and interesting choices for performance, to trust their fellow performers and build scenes together, and (of course) a healthy dose of humor.

Students are permitted to bring food of their own; CTW will also provide a fruit snack (artificial dye-/wheat-/peanut-/dairy-free), a piece of fruit, or other food for the students.

Minimum workshop size: 6 students   Maximum workshop size: 15 students
(9 spots left as of  April 17, 2017)


Improv Workshop Series Dates, Times, and Fees

July 11, 18, and 25, 2017 (Tuesdays)
6:00-8:00 pm
Teacher: Aimee Reid

There will be a short sharing of the students’ improvisational skills at 8:00 pm on July 25, 2017.

Workshop Series: $35

**Registration closes when workshop is full, or one week before it begins**


The Improv Workshop Series occur at the CTW building in the Collingwood Arts Center
2413 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, OH 43620

Questions? Email Aimee Reid at office@ctwtoledo.org

For Ages 10-14

Grimm Brothers: Out of Order
By Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus
Theatre Day Camp
For 10-14 Year Olds

Our Theatre Day Camp for ages 10-14 uses Grimm Brothers: Out of Order,as inspiration for the week’s activities. The Camp Director will teach acting techniques, play theatre games, introduce technical theatre and design, in addition to casting and rehearsing the short play for an informal sharing at the end of camp!

Families are expected to send a lunch with their child; CTW provides a fruit snack (artificial dye-/wheat-/peanut-/dairy-free), a piece of fruit, or other food for the campers as a mid-morning snack.

Minimum camp size: 10 students
Maximum camp size: 20 students
(14 spots left as of April 17)

**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**


Camp Dates and Times

July 24-28, 2017
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Drop off is 8:30-9:00 am, and pick up is 3:00-3:30 pm.
Teacher: Nicole Tuttle

There will be a short sharing for each camp on Friday, 3:30-4:00 pm.

Friends and families are welcome to view the short plays–we’ll have some costume pieces, set, and props!

About Grimm Brothers: Out of Order
(taken from the website www.pioneerdrama.com)
“When brothers Jake and Will Grimm can’t agree on a script, they end up in a fight — pages are swapped, plots intermingled…  it’s a complete mess!  After all, Jake likes blood and guts, and Will likes fluffy bunnies and happy endings.  What’s worse is that the principal is coming to see a production of the show in less than half an hour!  The intermingled storyline now has Hansel and Jorinda on their way to meet the stage mother and her two evil step daughters, Gretel and Joringel — who’s so happy to be part of the “A” story, he’ll do it in drag!  Meanwhile, Rapunzel, who’s been demoted from ingénue to character actress, wants her son, Prince Charming (played by a wise-guy with big-time family connections), to go to the Gingerbread Castle for a ball to meet his true love, the evil witch Cinderella.  With name-calling, finger pointing and lots of “I quits,” the entire show collapses just as the principal arrives.  But all is not lost!  The producer rallies the troops with an incredible cheesy speech, and the cast dishes out the works of the Brothers Grimm in six minutes and 12 seconds.  And although they don’t truly succeed, they actually find their own path to happily ever after.”


Grimm Brothers: Out Of Order Camp Fees:

$150 for each week-long day camp
$15 off discount for siblings
$10 off if you register by the camp’s Early Bird Deadline*

*Early Bird Deadline
May 30, 2017 at 5:00 pm


Before and After Camp Care is available:

From 7:30 am to 8:30 am, and 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Before and After Camp Care is an additional $3/hr.
Please arrange with the office upon registration for your adjusted rate.


All Day Camps for Ages 10-14 occur at the CTW building in the Collingwood Arts Center
2413 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, OH 43620

Questions? Email Aimee Reid at office@ctwtoledo.org

For Ages 10-18

Programs for Ages 10-18

Stage Makeup Camp

June 5-9, 2017
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Teacher: Trina Friedberg
Camp fee: $85*
Camp minimum: 5 students  Camp maximum: 12 students
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**
(11 spots left as of April 17)

Camp Description: Campers will learn multiple styles of theatrical makeup including: a basic stage face, age, fantasy, and horror. Students will also learn about various types of stage makeup available and their best uses. Camp fee covers all makeup and cleansing wipes.


Stage Combat Workshop Series

June 13, 20, and 27, 2017  (Tuesdays)
6:00-8:00 pm
Teacher: Pat Mahood
Workshop fee: $35*
Minimum class size: 6 students   Maximum class size: 12 students
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**

Series description: Students will learn and practice the basic types of contact/physical activity they will encounter in a theatrical performance setting as well as begin beginner hand-to-hand fight combinations.


Stage Combat Class

Stage Combat Drop-in Class
June 22 and/or July 6, 2017
6:00-7:30 pm
Teacher: Pat Mahood
Donation only
Minimum class size: 6 students   Maximum class size: 12 students
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**

Class Description: Students will learn and practice the basic types of contact/physical activity they will encounter in a theatrical performance setting. Topics Cover: Stage Combat Safety, Stances, Distance, Falls, Slaps, Punches, and Holds


Technical Theatre Camp

June 19-23, 2017
9:00 am-3:00 pm
Teacher: Rick Bush
Camp fee: $150**
Minimum camp size: 5 students   Maximum camp size: 12 students
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**

Camp Description: Design process for many aspects of theatre including sets, costumes, makeup, and props. Set construction with an emphasis on assembly. Paint treatments include: interior wall designs (texture and patterns), floor textures such as tile and wood grain, as well as techniques like splatter painting, dry brushing, and patterned rollers. Set pieces that are built and painted during this camp will be used in Grease and campers will be given a design and construction credit. Campers must wear clothing that can be painted in. Safety goggles and gloves will be provided.

Please note: there will be power tools used in this camp, but no tools with blades


Costuming Camp

July 10-14, 2017
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Teacher: Trina Friedberg
Camp fee: $85*
Minimum camp size: 5 students  Maximum camp size: 12 students
(10 spots left as of April 17)
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**

Camp Description: Students will learn multiple hand stitches, (whip, hem, and invisible stitch); ironing; measuring; sewing buttons (hold/shank); sewing snaps and hooks; different types of fabric; sewing patches; and how to read a pattern. This is a practical camp—students will use some class time to practice these skills. Students will create a sampler demonstrating these skills. Depending on the skill set of the campers, they may move on to learning basics of machine use and maintenance as well as practice choosing material, reading and cutting a pattern, and costume construction.


Our Discounts!

(Discounts cannot be combined)

$15 off discount for siblings
*$5 off if you register by the Early Bird Deadline
**$10 off if you register by the camp’s Early Bird Deadline

Early Bird Deadlines
Stage Makeup Camp: April 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Stage Combat Series: April 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Technical Theatre Camp: April 24, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Costuming Camp: May 15, 2017

Questions? Email Aimee Reid at office@ctwtoledo.org

For Ages 13-18, 14-18

Movement and Character Workshop Series

May 22-June 1, 2017
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays   6:00-8:30 pm
Workshop Series Fee: $85*
Teacher: James Stover
Series Description: Creating Lively and Vivid Characters for the Stage. Using techniques ranging from Chekhov to Laban to LeCoq, students will explore how to create wildly theatrical characters that remain realistic as well as discovering methods in developing characters for their future auditions and productions.

Minimum class size: 6 students    Maximum class size: 12 students
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**


Improvisation Class

June 29, 2017 (Registration closes June 22)
July 13, 2017 (Registration closes July 6)
6:00-7:30 pm
Teacher: Pat Mahood
Donation only
Minimum class size: 6 students   Maximum class size: 12 students
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**


Playwrighting Camp

July 10-14, 2017
Monday-Friday  1:00-5:00 pm
Camp fee: $110**
Teacher: Aimee Reid
Camp Description: Learn the fundamentals of playwriting from generating ideas to final edits of scripts. The tools explored in this workshop will allow students to use their own voice in creating scripts and to create stories formatted for the stage and ready to be interpreted by actors and directors.

Minimum camp size: 4 students    Maximum camp size: 12 students
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**


Improvisation Workshop Series

July 11, 18, and 25, 2017    6-8 pm
Teacher: Pat Mahood
Workshop fee: $35*
Minimum class size: 4 students   Maximum class size: 12 students
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**


Acting Camp (Ages 14-18)

July 17-21, 2017
Monday-Friday  1:00-5:00 pm
Camp fee: $110**
Teacher: James Stover
Camp Description: An exploration of Acting Technique and how to creative active/analytical choices as an actor. Learn how to breakdown a script and use all the information and clues a playwright gives to an actor to find your own personal take on a character while remaining true to the author’s intentions.

Minimum camp size: 6 students   Maximum camp size: 12 students
(10 spots left as of April 20, 20127)
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**


All of these programs occur at the CTW building in the Collingwood Arts Center
2413 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, OH 43620


Our Discounts!

Discounts cannot be combined

$15 off discount for siblings
*$5 off if you register by the Early Bird Deadline
**$10 off if you register by the camp’s Early Bird Deadline

Early Bird Deadlines
For Movement/Character Series: March 27, 2017 at 5:00 pm
For Playwrighting Camp: May 15, 2017 at 5:00 pm
For Improvisation Workshop Series: May 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm
For Scene Study: May 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Questions? Email Aimee Reid at office@ctwtoledo.org

Summer Musical Theatre Camps

Summer Musical Theatre Camps And Performances

Grease

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey

Join us for the beloved nostalgia musical featuring good girl Sandy, greaser Danny, the Pink Ladies, and Burger Palace Boys! All the capris, leather jackets, and sock hops that performers and audiences love. The musical theatre staff of CTW will provide campers with intensive musical theatre workshops, snacks, rehearsals, and performances.

Like most of CTW’s programs, this is a learning program with a quality, polished performance.

For ages 13-18*
June 5-July 6, 2017
Mondays-Fridays 1:00-5:00 pm
(Please note: no programming on July 4, in observation of the holiday)
Camp fee: $200**
(Camp fee covers all instruction and performance materials)
Director: Sarah Dysard
Music Director: Malik Khalfani
Choreographer: Jeanne Sincic

Maximum size: 30 students (11 spots left as of April 20)
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**

Performances
July 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm
July 8, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm
July 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm


Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr

Book adapted and additional lyrics by David Simpatico
Music adapted and arranged and additional music and lyrics by Bryan Louiselle

Based on the musical movie, we’ll take you through Wonderland with all of its beloved and wacky characters: the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter, and of course the volatile Red Queen! The musical theatre staff of CTW will provide campers with intensive musical theatre workshops, snacks, rehearsals, and performances.

Like most of CTW’s programs, this is a learning program with a quality, polished performance.

For ages 10-18***
June 5-July 27, 2017
Mon/Tues/Thurs 6-8:30 pm  (subject to change)
(Please note: no programming on July 4, in observation of the holiday)
Camp fee: $150
(Camp fee covers all instruction and performance materials)
Director: Sarah Dysard
Music Director: Malik Khalfani
Choreographer: KC Lyphout

Maximum size: 30 students (8 spots left as of April 19)
**Registration closes when camp is full, or one week before the camp begins**

Performances
July 28, 2017 at 12:30 pm and 7:00 pm
July 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm

*must be no younger than 13, no older than 18, by July 7, 2017
***must be no younger than 10, no older than 18, by July 28, 2017


Our Discounts!

(Discounts cannot be combined)
$15 off discount for siblings
**$10 off if you register by the camp’s Early Bird Deadline

Early Bird Deadlines
For Grease AND Alice in Wonderland: April 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm

Questions? Email Aimee Reid at office@ctwtoledo.org

Summer 2017 Scholarships

Children’s Theatre Workshop aims to be accessible to every young person interested in the creative outlet the stage can provide. Financial support is available to help cover the cost of tuition.

Summer 2017 Scholarship application available here.

You can download the form and mail it in, or email it with attachments to office@ctwtoledo.org.

Please note:

Summer 2017 Scholarships are due 8 weeks before the start of the camp you are applying for!
We have a limited amount of scholarships; we could run out.
We accept and award applications on a rolling basis.
We strongly suggest you apply as soon as you can, even if you plan to apply for a program in the later weeks of the summer.

Some FAQs about CTW and our summer programs

Answers to some inquiries we often get from parents when considering signing their children up!

Tell me about your staff

You can read about our staff on our Our Teachers page!

A few notable points:

-All of our Camp Directors have at least an undergraduate degree in Theatre and/or Education.

-All of our Camp Directors and Assistant Teachers have been BCI/FBI fingerprinted.

-There is always at least one staffer in the building who is First Aid/CPR certified (which includes epipen administration).

Tell me about a typical day for the 5-6 year old camp

The 5-6 year old camp is a lot like what their preschool/school experiences have been! Each day includes:

-theatre games
-songs and dance
-snack time (provided by CTW) around 10:00 am
-craft time
-story and drama activities
-Lunch time at 12:00 pm

Dropoff is between 8:30 am and 9:00 am
Pick up is 12:30 pm

Before-care is available from 7:30 am-8:30 am
After-care is not available

Tell me about a typical day for the 7-9 and 10-14 year old camps

A typical day at our 7-9 and 10-14 year old camps include:

-Improvisation instruction and games
-Lots of theatre games!
-Audition preparation
-Theatre terminology
-Theatre history
-Technical Theatre and Design
-Auditioning for a short play*
-Rehearsing for a short play**
-Snack around 10:30 am (CTW provides)
-Lunch around 12 or 12:30 pm (must bring lunch from home)
-An informal sharing of their short play on Friday at 3:30 pm

*Please note: we do not expect anyone to prepare anything in advance. This camp is designed to include students who are completely new to theatre. We will provide audition materials and instruction and THEN they will audition. Nothing needs to be memorized; it’s a five day camp and we want them to relax and have fun!

**Nope, we don’t expect anyone to memorize lines. Normally, we require it, but this is a five day summer camp–relax and have fun!

Tell me about some of your rules/policies for summer camps

What We Expect of All Students

  • Please wear clothes that are appropriate for theatre activities. They should be comfortable play clothes–please don’t send your child in outfits that must be kept pristine.
  • All students must wear close-toed shoes with at least a strap around the heel (no clogs, for example), and we strongly advise against wearing anything with a high heel.
  • Students are expected to use respectful language to each other and the staff.
  • Students are expected to treat our facility with respect.
  • Students are not allowed to leave the CTW building without their adult.

What We Expect of The Students’ Guardians

  • Sign your student in and out, noting what time your dropped off and picked up
  • Drop off your student between 8:30 and 9:00 am, pick up between 3:00-3:30 pm
  • If you need before- or after-care, arrange for it no later than one week before the camp begins, as a courtesy to our staff’s preparations. (Before care is 7:30-8:30 am, after-care is 3:30-5:00 pm)
  • Send a packed lunch with your child
  • Inform the office if an adult who is not the guardian of the child is picking them up.

What You Can Expect From Us (Our Safety Policies)

  • Our doors are locked after 9:15 am and will remain locked until around 3:00 pm. We open the doors briefly for the 5-6 year old pickup at 12:30 pm.
  • We require sign in/out, and notification of who is picking up the child (if not the guardian).
  • Our staff are BCI/FBI fingerprinted, and at least one staffer with First Aid/CPR Training will be on-site.
  • No staffers are alone with a child. Most of the program occurs in our theatre: an open space with all students in full view.
  • Bathroom breaks for ages 5-6 and 7-9 are supervised; a staffer waits outside the bathroom. Students 10-14 and 14-18 use the bathroom on their own.

What You Can Expect From Us (Our Disciplinary Policies)

  • Our discipline policy is re-direction, problem-solving, and removal from the situation. When there is a behavioral issue, staff will attempt to re-direct the behavior, assist the students in solving the problem, and (when necessary) removing the students from the situation to calm down and reconsider their actions.
  • If these fail, students will be sent to Executive Artistic Director Aimee Reid for discussion and quiet time before returning to camp. A report will be sent to the guardian if this occurs, and a request for assistance in ensuring improved behavior.
  • If a student’s behavior results in injury to another student, it may be cause for immediate removal from camp.