Teen Ensemble

Ages 13-16

Attention, aspiring performers and technicians! Welcome to CREW, a dynamic theater-based program tailored exclusively for young artists. At CREW, our mission goes beyond teaching theater; we aim to empower you to become confident, creative, and responsible leaders both on and off the stage.

Collaborate with Creativity:

Immerse yourself in the heart of theater arts, where collaboration is not only encouraged but also celebrated. In CREW, you’ll collaborate closely with passionate peers, experienced mentors, and esteemed teachers. Together, we’ll unlock the boundless power of teamwork and creativity, crafting unforgettable productions and forging lifelong friendships.

Embrace Responsibility:

Seize control of your own narrative and master the art of responsibility. CREW instills the values of dedication, discipline, and accountability in every facet of theater production. As part of our team, you’ll support teachers, counselors, and staff, leading and guiding groups of campers through various camp activities. These experiences will provide you with valuable leadership skills applicable to any endeavor.

Fuel Your Enthusiasm:

Let your passion for the performing arts burn even brighter! Through immersive workshops, interactive sessions, and engaging activities, CREW will ignite your enthusiasm and help you uncover your unique talents and interests. You’ll explore various facets of fine art, music, dance, and theater.

Cultivate Willingness:

In CREW, we celebrate an openness to new experiences and challenges. Be prepared to explore diverse roles, both on and off the stage, broadening your horizons and shaping you into a versatile theater enthusiast. Your willingness to learn and grow is the key to unlocking your full creative potential.

CREW Offers:

Hands-On Experience:

Gain practical experience in real productions, from designing captivating lighting schemes to managing the backstage chaos. You’ll learn by doing, experiencing the magic of bringing stories to life while making cherished memories along the way.

Confidence Boost:

Develop confidence as you step into leadership roles, guiding groups of campers and supporting counselors. Your newfound confidence will extend beyond the stage, empowering you in various aspects of your life.

Friendships and Fun:

Forge enduring friendships within our vibrant, inclusive community. CREW is more than just a program; it’s a family where you’ll bond over shared passions, collaborate on creative projects, and have a blast together. Anticipate fun-filled activities, laughter, and a profound sense of belonging that will make your CREW experience genuinely unforgettable.

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About the Space

The Brooks Studios and Stages Program provides participants with a variety of activities and spaces that no other local camp can equal. Participants will have access to our 270-acre campus. The newly constructed Center for the Arts opened its doors to students, faculty and staff for use on October 30, 2018. The $28 million facility has transformed the school, bonding the visual, musical, and performing arts together and placing them on display at the center of campus.

Performances, teaching, and community gatherings have a spacious, comfortable home in the theater, with 387 seats. Its stage connects to a scene shop and a 1,200-square-foot Black Box theater, which provides flexible teaching space and an additional performance venue. A costume shop, changing room, and green room are also included.

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A Typical Day

Ensemble rotates through acting, music, and dance each day. In these time blocks, students collaborate with one another, professional instructors and a teen intern team to learn their lines, notes, and choreography. There are breaks built into the day (including some outdoor time during lunch) to allow students to re-group and socialize. At the end of the day, students participate in tech time where they gain skills in technical theatre including costume, props, and lighting.

8:30-9:00 Drop-Off
9:00-9:10 Morning Meeting
9:10-9:45 Creative Block 1
9:50-10:25 Creative Block 2
10:25-10:30 Snack
10:30-11:05 Free Swim
11:10-11:45 Creative Block 3
11:50-12:20 Lunch
12:30-1:05 Skateboarding
1:10-1:45 Gymnastics
1:45-1:50 Snack
1:50-2:25 Creative Block 4
2:30-3:05 Explorations
3:10-3:45 Creative Block 5
3:45-4:00 Afternoon Meeting
4:00-4:30 Pick-Up

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Costumes hanging on hangers

Program Team