EPAC's 2017 Center Stage Theater Camp offers opportunity for creative growth


This year EPAC returns with its newly designed format in which the students are the driving force behind the development of all programming. Our primary focus is to cultivate the artistic mind and awaken the vast intellectual potential within all campers by providing them both ownership and creative license as they explore their individual interests.

Each camper will have the unique opportunity to participate in both the construction and design of his or her own collaborative production. This will involve developing proper costumes, props, lighting design, script development, and plot analysis–culminating in a final performance. With an emphasis on remaining artistically organic and working through a process that emphasizes leadership and individuality, campers will gain a much deeper appreciation of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into producing a theatrical performance.

Our campers will work alongside Center Stage Theater Camp educators as they take on various roles as directors, choreographers, playwrights, scenic designers, and stage managers, as well as actors and performers. These challenging tasks are designed to be well within their capacity for learning and will allow them to grow at their own pace.

At the end of each week, the campers will give an informal presentation for their parents or guardians showing their accomplishments and growth. At the end of all four weeks, a final show will be presented for a public performance. Please note that it is not required for campers to perform in the final show to attend camp and participate fully in each week’s activities.

July 10 - August 4

Showcase: August 7th at 7 PM

Register by April 3 for a 10% discount
  • 1 week$160
  • 2 weeks$285
  • 3 weeks$410
  • 4 weeks$535

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Dance Counselor Kristin Pontz
Dance Counselor Kristin Pontz is a Lancaster County native and received her BFA in dance from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has performed and choreographed all over the East Coast in such venues as the NY Fringe Festival, Merce Cunningham Studio, and the North Carolina Dance Festival. Ms. Pontz currently teaches at Elizabethtown College, where she serves as faculty advisor to the university dance group E-motion, and at Dickenson College. She is the Director of Rev9 Dance Company, a modern dance company that performs regionally and is Assistant Director of COBALT Contemporary Ballet of PA. Ms. Pontz has choreographed and served as assistant director for the award winning Hempfield High School Dance Theatre for over 14 years and has choreographed many musicals including EPAC's production of Chicago and for productions such as Opera Lancaster's "Hansel and Gretel."
Camp Director Irving Gonzalez
EPAC welcomes back Center Stage Summer Theater Camp Director! The Ephrata Performing Arts Center is proud to announce the return of Irving I. Gonzalez as Camp Director of our 2017 Center Stage Summer Theater Camp. Irving’s on-going success with the Kids4Kids Series has proven to provide young artists a creative outlet for exploration. His works has been recognized by BroadwayWorld.com of Central PA, Theatre Sensations and The Ephrata Review. He is an alumnus of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy. He serves as Ephrata High School's Theatre Department Chair for their fall and spring productions. Irving plans to bring all of his skills and knowledge to bear in the development and practical application of EPAC's Summer Theater Camp curriculum.
Please contact Irving Gonzalez at camp@ephrataperformingartscenter.com for more information.

For a full list of all of our youth education activities, please visit our youth programming page.
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2017 Season Sponsor
12:34 MicroTechnologies
2017 Season Sponsor
Commonwealth Charter Academy -- CCA
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Blue Ridge Communications

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