BECKLEY, W.V. (LOOTPRESS) – The Beckley Art Center (BAC) on Johnstown Drive will teach young actors all things theater this summer during their Theatre Day Camp.
The camp will take place from Tuesday, August 3, through Saturday, August 7, and will be held in the BAC’s art lab located in the downstairs portion of the building.
The camp is open to children ages eight through 12.
Saja Montague, the center’s administrative coordinator and camp volunteer, says students who participate will learn the theater basics through various workshops. These workshops will focus on teamwork in theater, problem-solving, monologues, prop making, improvisation, acting techniques, etc.
Workshops will be taught from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. daily by a Marshall University art graduate and a group of volunteers who work in or are involved in theater in some way.
At the end of the week, children will show off their newfound talents to friends and family at a performance held at the amphitheater behind the Beckley Youth Museum.
Montague expressed her excitement for the camp, mentioning that this is the first big event that the center has held since the pandemic.
“I just really hope the kids get excited about theater and learn about how important community theater and being part of an art community is. After being secluded for what feels like a million years now, it’s important to get a sense of creativity and community again.”