American Players Theatre
5950 Golf Course Road
P.O. Box 819
Spring Green, WI 53588
Box Office: 608-588-2361
APT's A.C.T. (Acting for Classical Theater) Camp is an unparalleled theater summer camp experience designed for teens who are passionate about advancing their acting skills in a collaborative environment.
Our five-day residential program brings together a motivated group of students to participate in a range of theater activities focused around classical theater. Campers expand their knowledge through workshops led by APT artists, attend performances at APT and engage in post-show discussions, and hone their acting, poetry and language skills as they rehearse with APT staff for a culminating A.C.T Camp performance on the APT stage.
For questions, contact APT's Education Coordinator at 608-588-9270 or email email@example.com.
Join us this summer for Shakespeare! Lots and lots of William Shakespeare. You’ll work on scansion. On verse. On prose. On language and character. Spend the week with a small cast and an intrepid director to create a 10-minute version of one of Shakespeare’s greatest works. On the final day of camp, campers will present each of five different abbreviated plays for families and friends in attendance.
Activities during camp week will include:
A.C.T. Camp is open teens who will be entering 9th through 12th grades in the fall. APT will accept up to 34 participants.
A.C.T. Camp strives to create an inclusive and positive learning environment. Campers are expected to work together and participate fully in all activities.
Camp begins on Sunday afternoon around noon and concludes Friday morning following the camp showcase performance at American Players Theatre. A detailed itinerary will be sent to participants in June. An example of a typical week might be:
Camp workshop sessions, housing and meals for the week will be at Bethel Horizons Camp and Retreat Center, located 15 minutes away from APT. Facilities include dorm style accommodations, and a large common room for programs. APT staff counselors are onsite throughout the week. Bus transportation is provided between Bethel Horizons and APT daily for performances and other onsite activities.
Applications for 2020 ACT Camp are available now. Please click the link below to download the application.
To apply, submit a completed application, camper questions, photo, and $100 deposit to: APT ACT Camp, PO Box 819, Spring Green, WI 53588.
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
No audition is needed, but campers should be able to demonstrate their interest in acting for classical theater and willingness to engage in an intensive and collaborative learning environment as part of their application.
Applications received by April 1, 2020 will be reviewed and campers notified of their acceptance status by April 15. If there are any spaces remaining, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until camp is full or until May 1. Early applications are encouraged as A.C.T. Camp is popular and usually fills up.
Accepted campers will receive a welcome packet with camp information, schedules, health forms, and other paperwork in early June.
The cost for the 2020 week-long program is $1,050. This includes classes, training, activities, tickets to APT performances, camp T-shirt, and room and board at Bethel Horizons Camp.
A $100 deposit is due with the application (deposits will not be processed unless the camper is accepted into the program). The remaining balance will be due May, 22, 2020.
The deposit is part of the total camp fee and is non-refundable and non-transferable. For cancellations prior to May 22, the total camp fee less the deposit is refundable. For cancellations after May 22, the fee is forfeited. No refunds will be made for absences, dismissals, or withdrawals before the end of the session.