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Teen 24 Hour Theatre Camp

  In this uniquely creative experience, participants will work together to not only create original stories, but bring them to life with a full performance in just one day.  Campers will register as a writer, actor, or tech position, then work as a team to produce and perform their work(s) before a live audience.

Ages 13-18

WHEN: June 2-3, Fri-Sat 6p-6p


COST: $50  *Scholarships Available

Performance begins on Saturday at 7p

Rising Stars: Be Our Guest!

Campers will get a crash course introduction into the magical world of theatre, including improv, reading from a script (it’s ok for those just learning to read, too!), creating a character, learning choreography and music.  This is perfect for those dramatic little ones who love to create, imagine, and pretend.  A showcase for family and friends will be presented by campers on Friday, June 23rd at 11:30 am.

Ages 5-7

WHEN: June 19-23, Mon-Fri 10a-11:30a


COST: $150 *Scholarships available

Performance: Begins on Friday at 11:30 am

Mary Poppins Musical Theatre Camp

 In this camp partnership with Civic Theatre and  Studio b Dance Studio, we will bring scenes and songs to life from the treasured story of “Mary Poppins.”  Fan favorites from the Broadway musical, as well as the most dynamic characters will be expressed through acting, singing, and dancing. The camp days Mondays-Thursdays will be held at Studio b, while the final day (Friday) will be hosted by Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette and will feature a performance for family and friends beginning at- 3:00p. 

Ages 8-13

WHEN: June 5-9, Mon-Fri 9a-3p

WHERE: Studio b (Mon-Thurs), Civic Theatre (Friday)

COST: $250

Out of the Box

Out of the Box camp is offered to students with diverse learning needs, including but not limited to autism,  who want to experience theatre in a safe, encouraging atmosphere.  Students will engage with one another alongside acting mentors who will assist in whatever ways participants need.  Out of the Box is unique in many ways, including the structure to meet the needs of the individuals within the group.  Our performance will be based on the group’s talents and what they want to share with family and friends at the conclusion of our camp week.

Ages 14-22

WHEN: June 19-23, Mon-Fri 1-2:30p


COST: $75 *Scholarships available

Performance begins on Friday at 2:00

Exploring Genres Through Film and Performance

In this camp created for movie-loving actors, participants will dive into a variety of movie genres including comedy, action, thriller, sci fi, western, and more!  Campers will analyze and evaluate characteristics specific to each genre and apply what they’ve learned to create their own live theatre “movie shorts.”  Through theatre games, improvisational exercises, teambuilding, and applied creativity, campers will work as an ensemble to bring some of their most beloved stories to life through the lens of a different genre. 

Ages 8-13.

WHEN: June 12-16, Mon-Fri 9a-3p

WHERE: First United Methodist Church

COST: $250 *Scholarships available

Performance begins on Friday at 3pm

Curtain's Up Camp: Beauty and the Beast Jr.

Days will consist of classes in voice, movement, acting, design and rehearsing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr.   All camp participants will be cast in the show, though auditions will be held to determine specific roles. The performance will be a full-scale production with lights, sound and costumes!  After the last performance, all cast and crew members will strike the set.  Strike will be followed by a farewell party.  This camp has limited availability, so don’t wait to register!.  All spots are on a first come, first served basis.  We have a payment plan for this camp, as well as a limited number of scholarships available. 

*Auditions for this camp will be held on Monday, June 26th from 12pm-3pm

WHO: Ages 10-18

WHEN: July 5-30 Mon-Fri 9a-3p

WHERE: Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette

COST: $850

Performances are Friday, July 28th at 7:30, Saturday July 29th at 2:30 and 7:30, Sunday July 30th at 2:30 and 5:30

*Families of cast members will receive 2 complimentary tickets to a performance of their choice


Teaching Artists

Rachel Wallace

Rachel Wallace (she/her) has been involved with theater throughout her life both on and off stage. She has been performing at Civic since 2016 and volunteering with Civic Youth Theater since 2018. Her efforts at Civic Youth include helping with educational classes, directing youth shows (Flora and Ulysses, Walk Two Moons, and A.D. on Frozen Jr. as well as Still Life With Iris) and volunteering during shows. Outside of Civic, Rachel is a Registered Behavioral Technician at Cornerstone Autism Center. In addition to providing ABA therapy to kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder for the past 4 years, she has also worked as a preschool teacher, a nanny, and worked in varying roles in multiple classrooms for the past 10+ years. Rachel is currently completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and ABA at Purdue University Global, with the intention of pursuing a Master’s Degree in a related ABA or educational field afterwards. She is a strong advocate for inclusivity both in and out of educational settings, and believes deeply that theater should be a safe place for all folks. Rachel lives in West Lafayette and shares her life with her teenager, her dog, her person, and her circle of supportive family and friends.  

Kyle Brown

Kyle Brown is a Registered Behavior Technician for LittleStar ABA working with kids from ages 3-22 who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He has been at Civic in multiple capacities that include: Acting, directing, assistant directing, backstage managing, and even behind the bar for any show he isn’t directly involved in. He wants to help with being a male presence at Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette to encourage younger male identifying actors prosper in any role they gravitate toward in theater. 

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