BHP JR. Camp
Registration is closed for 2022. Check back this winter for information about Summer 2023!
5th - 7th Grades: July 17-23, 2022
8th - 12th Grades: July 24-30, 2022

STAGEHAND CAMPERS

We’re offering a new kind of camper experience this year!

  • Are you a creative person with a passion for making art come to life?

  • Do you love theatre, but experience stage fright?

  • Are you looking for ways to tell fantastical stories without performing onstage?

  • Did you know that there’s an entire world of behind-the-scenes magic that happens offstage to make the world of a show come to life?

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We’re looking for a few Stagehand Campers who want to experience the “world behind the curtain.” Get an inside look at how costumes and props are made, what it takes to be a stage manager, and how to make a show come to life! Stagehand campers will have the opportunity to make props, learn basic costuming skills, stage manage their own parts of the show, and even shadow the Director and Design Team to learn more about the artistic process.

Apply for a Stagehand spot in camp today! Pick your preferred focus (descriptions below) in the camper registration form, then tell us why you’re interested, what experience you have, and what you’re hoping to learn. Once we have selected our Stagehands, those campers will be notified, and their registration will be updated for their new camp position!

Please note: Stagehand Campers will not be cast as characters in the show, but will have equally fun and important roles in making the show come to life throughout the week! These campers will also enjoy all the same general summer camp activities as the Performer Campers like hiking, campfires, games, etc.

STAGEHAND DESCRIPTIONS

Pick your preferred Stagehand focus from the list below:


Director’s Stagehand (1 camper)

  • Shadow Director Madison Miller during rehearsals and various production meetings

  • Learn insight about a director’s choices and how to tell a strong story

  • Act as stage manager during rehearsals by taking notes and recording blocking

Choreographer’s Stagehand (1 camper)

  • Shadow Choreographer Kathryn Reimler during movement rehearsals and various production meetings

  • Learn insight about movement choices, how to tell a strong story, and healthy physical habits for performers

  • Act as stage manager during movement rehearsals by taking notes and recording choreography

 

Costumes/Props Stagehand (1 camper)

  • Shadow Designer Katryna Preston Lowery in costume alterations, props artisanry, and set dressing 

  • Learn about technical theatre designs and processes

  • Learn basic sewing and crafting skills to construct elements of the show for the final performance

General Technician Stagehand (4 campers)

  • Work with Director’s Stagehand and Choreographer’s Stagehand to act as stage manager and sound engineer during performances

  • Solely run sound for 1 scene of the final performance

  • When not in rehearsal, work with Designer and Costumes/Props Stagehand to construct elements of costumes, props, and set dressing for the final performance

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