Education & Programming

Summer Camps 2020

We are rolling out our new summer offerings and rescheduled camp dates! Check out these ONLINE June classes and camps now accepting registrations.

Acting with Authenticity - Online

Grades 5–8 (Fall 2020)
Tuesdays | 6–7:30 p.m.
June 9–July 21 (no class June 30)

This six-week course will empower students to find relaxation on stage and to speak from their personal connection to the script and partner. Using techniques from Rodenburg, Viewpoints, and Grotowski students will experience the removal of social masks and find the power of authenticity in performance. Taught by Michael Judah.

Junior Players Camp - Online

Ages 7–10
Monday–Friday | 1–2:30 p.m.
June 8–12

In this online version of our popular drama camp, participants will be led through fun and engaging drama games that will help them learn and speak effectively, while using their imagination. Taught by Samantha Zarders.

Youth Players Camp - Online

Ages 11–14
Monday–Friday | 9–11 a.m.
June 8–12

An ONLINE version of our popular Youth Players Camp! Come together to create our very own play over Zoom! While we work on our big project of the week, we'll also explore voice acting, design, music, and much more. Taught by Jen Castello.

Lights, Camera, ZOOM - Online

Ages 8–13
Monday–Friday | 1–3 p.m.
June 8–12

Let your creativity shine on camera!! Live performance may be in intermission but that doesn't mean acting has to. In this class, you will learn the basics for film acting with fun exercises to broaden your talents. Perform scripted scenes, work on controlling both your voice and face, write and use your own material. All this to foster an environment where your creativity can shine. Taught by Joshua Davis.

VOICE for the Theatre Audition - Online

Ages 15 and up
Tuesdays | 7–8 p.m.
June 9–July 14

A six week exploration and transformation of your audition to the new video format. Distance will be conquered by technology; but in-depth focus on song choice, choreography, performance skills, and vocal production will provide you with the skills and knowledge as if you’re in the classroom! Taught by Keith Peterson.

Musical Theatre Voice - Online

Ages 7–12
Monday–Friday | 9–11 a.m.
June 15–19

In this musical theater voice class we will learn techniques for musical theater singing. We will work on music and create a short show connecting our songs. We will work with students one on one and as a group to learn how to use our own creativity in our musical theater performance. Taught by Aubrey Fleming. Take alone or in conjunction with the Musical Theatre Dance class for the full online musical theatre summer camp experience.

Musical Theatre Dance - Online

Ages 7–12
Monday–Friday | 1–3 p.m.
June 15–19

The camp will get you on your feet moving and grooving to different Broadway tunes all while emphasizing the life skills of confidence and creativity. Taught by Nadia Williams. Take alone or in conjunction with the Musical Theatre Voice class for the full online musical theatre summer camp experience.

Advanced Choreography with Nadia - Hybrid Class

Ages 13 and up
Thursdays | 7–9 p.m.
July 9–30

Ready to get active this summer? This fast paced dance class is for those looking for a chance to learn fun and challenging choreography from Omaha area actress and choreographer, Nadia Ra’Shaun Williams. Each week you will learn a new routine in some of Broadway's hottest dance styles. Put on your dancing shoes and come ready to work. This class will be offered online via Zoom and in person. The moves will be challenging but all skill levels are welcome! A limited number of spots will be available in-person, please contact the HFTA director if you wish to attend in-person.

The following camps have been rescheduled for July:

  • Drama Day Camp Youth Players (June 8-12) has been rescheduled for July 20-24.
  • Drama Day Camp Junior Players (June 8-12) has been rescheduled for July 13-17.
  • Musical Theatre Camp Session 1 (June 15-19) has been rescheduled for July 6-10.

We will continue to be creating and implementing new and exciting online programming all summer.

Scholarships are always available for our classes and camps. Please visit our website to complete our online scholarship application.

Registration is now open! Space in all camps is limited so don't delay! https://campscui.active.com/orgs/OmahaCommunityPlayhouse#/selectSessions/2787709

Please contact HFTA director Mackenzie Zielke at mzielke@omahaplayhouse.com.