Designed for students ages 5 to 8, this camp will introduce our youngest students to the theatre arts by combining fun and educational games with instruction. With an emphasis on ensemble performance, students will gain basic performance techniques while having a blast in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Camp runs 9AM to 12PM Monday through Friday, with a performance for families on Fridays at 11AM at the rehearsal studio located behind the Playhouse. A variety of instructors, counselors, and titles ensure plenty to gain from participating in multiple sessions each season!
Created for children ages 8 to 10, this exciting program is the perfect step up from the Rising Stars for campers to continue to explore and develop vocal, movement and acting skills. The culminating production will provide a more challenging, yet developmentally appropriate, theatrical experience. It will incorporate a higher level of individual responsibility, perfect for the young performer who enjoys being center stage!
Sessions will run Monday through Friday from 9:30AM to 3:30PM, culminating in a full-length performance on Friday afternoon at the rehearsal studio located behind the Playhouse.
The original Playhouse Children’s Theatre Camp is designed to identify, strengthen and enhance each student’s performance skills, self-esteem and self-expression. Students receive training in dance and choreography, improvisation, acting, staging and vocal work while preparing to perform before a live audience on the Playhouse stage. Each of the sessions culminates in a fully staged production on the Playhouse’s main stage!
Students will attend camp Monday through Friday from 9:30PM to 3:30PM with dress rehearsal and performances Saturdays and Sundays on the main stage of the Ogunquit Playhouse.
*Ages for Junior Players Camps may vary
Children’s Theatre Program Director
We are excited to welcome Wendi Yellin as our Children’s Theatre Program Director. Originally from Pennsylvania, Wendi is thrilled to be spending the summer in beautiful Maine. Wendi has spent the last 10 years traveling and performing across the US and abroad. Some of her favorite jobs have been with Hong Kong Disneyland, Sesame Street Live! and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. She studied musical theatre at Oklahoma City University and Point Park University. Wendi’s passion for performing and arts education have combined in her work as a teacher and director. Wendi has taught various disciplines of theatre, as well as created programs and curriculum for independent schools, summer camps and professional development companies. Having started her own performing career at age 4, Wendi values the impact and importance of a fun, engaging and well-rounded theatrical program. She is excited to join the team at Ogunquit Playhouse to help continue arts education within the community and help shape the next generation of artists! In her down time, Wendi can be found at the beach, eating at a local spot, fitting in family time or chasing her husband Luke around the world trying to catch one of his shows.
With special thanks to the Tramuto Foundation and Kara DioGuardi's InspiredNation
for their generous scholarship support for our Children’s Theater Camps.