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Acting & Production Boot Camp:

A Midsummer Night’s Dream


For Rising 3rd-6th Graders
Performances August 11th and 12th

Auditions take place on the first day of camp
Rehearsal/Camp Runs: July 31-August 12
Extended day option available from
9:00a-5:00p (+$40/week)


Questions about auditioning? Email [email protected] using ‘Auditions’ in the subject heading.

Want to sign up for an audition slot? Email [email protected] for Peter Pan and [email protected] for Pippin.

Put on a Shakespeare play in two weeks?!? YES!! This is rapid-fire theater making, Live Arts style. You’ll become part of the Live Arts Youth Theater Company troupe of actors who will move quickly with the guidance of a Live Arts director and artistic team to produce a one-act of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Shakespeare’s mischievous fairies, complicated romances, bumbling actors, magic, and laughs are all here. And if you’ve got an itch to roll up your sleeves, sharpen your pencil, and get in rehearsal then this is the show for you.

In the first week of camp you’ll go through the audition process and participate in a crash course in all you need to know to act in a Live Arts Shakespearean production, including script analysis, voice & movement work, and exploration of Shakespearean text. In the second week of camp you and your faculty of seasoned theater artists will get deep into rehearsals as you focus on building stage presence, creating a character, and making bold choices. Finally, the camp will culminate in two public performances on the Gibson Theater Stage. This is your chance to act in a Live Arts show while making new friends, collaborating with professional theater artists and practicing your acting skills! All roles are available and enrollment is limited so that every performer will be featured.



  • 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.