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Playwrights & Playmakers Intensive


June 19 - June 30
Monday - Friday, 9:30a - 3:30p
Extended day option available from 9:00a - 5:00p (+$60/week)

Instructors: Emelie Whitmer and Perry Medlin


Level 1: Rising 3rd-6th grade Level 2: Rising 7th-12th grade

Are you a creator who likes to do a little bit of a lot of things, for example, an actor, writer, and director? Then this camp is for you! Playwrights & Playmakers Intensive is for serious (and aspiring) theater artists, directors, producers, actors, technicians, designers, and creative writers only! Experienced Live Arts theater-makers will lead campers on a journey to create new plays from start to finish. Workshops and activities will include sessions in script development & playwriting, production design, acting, and of course, rehearsal & performance. Each student will have the opportunity to write their own material, as well as write and stage group work collaboratively with other students. During the first week of camp, you and your new friends will write entirely original, short plays. During the second week, you will rehearse those plays and prepare the technical elements for the final showcase performance of camper-written, acted, and produced work on the Live Arts Gibson Stage. Invite your friends and family to see plays written and performed entirely by you!


  • Q: How do I register?
    A: Click the camp or production's title and follow the 2-step registration process. You can give Mike, our Education Director, a call at 434.977.4177 ext. 100 for help with the online registration process.

  • Q: Do you offer financial aid or scholarships?
    A: YES! Click here to fill out the need-based financial aid application.

  • Q: Am I eligible for a discount?
    A: Possibly! We offer a sibling and multiple camp 10% discount on each camp when processing two or more enrollments in a single transaction. Use discount code: MULTIPLES when checking out. NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined.

  • Q: Do Friends of Live Arts get a discount?
    A: Yes! Friends of Live Arts receive a 10% discount on camps. Find out more about becoming a friend of Live Arts here. If you are already a Friend of Live Arts, use discount code: FRIENDS when checking out. NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined.

  • Q: My student has some specific needs (diet, physical limitations, medical conditions). Can you accommodate them?
    A: We’ll work with you to make it work, just give us a call.