A Midsummer Night's Dream
For young people ages 10–18
July 11 to 29
at the Billings Estate.
A three-week day camp—young performers will act, sing, dance, and work together to bring the characters of this fun-filled play to life.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s best loved comedies. In an enchanted forest, a mischievous fairy called Puck wants to help his master play a trick on the fairy queen, but his magic accidentally lands on four young people from Athens who are suddenly all running after the wrong person.
What impressed me most was how quickly you got to know each camper and built on their strengths while making adjustments for individual differences. You were very insightful in knowing when someone needed a little more encouragement or individual attention.—a parent
The camp is held outside, on the beautiful grounds of the Billings Estate Museum, 2100 Cabot Street, near Billings Bridge. We have access to some indoor space in case of rain, but there’s something magical about learning lines and rehearsing a play among the trees, the gardens and the fresh air.
No experience necessary. This play is a great introduction for beginners. For those with experience, it’s a chance to be challenged and to bring your work to the next level, while having a lot of fun.
Camp leader Rosemary Nolan is a theatre professional and certified teacher who has acted in 17 productions of Shakespeare plays and directed six!
“Hello Rosemary, this is Abbie from camp. I got your email from my mom. I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful camp and great experience. I had an amazing time learning stage fighting, performing, making friends that like acting just like me, and overall having a great summer!! I found it incredible that you could direct a play (and actually make it good) in only three weeks, as well as learning some things that we didn’t even need to learn for the show. You even found time for auditions, which is always a great experience, no matter if you have done it 100 or 0 times. I enjoyed it so much and learned a lot. Expect to see me next year…Abigail”
Dates and Times: July 11-29, 9 am to 4 pm
Fees: $850 per camper, for the full three weeks. Sibling discount available.