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USC Upstate Holds Children’s Summer Drama Camp

04- 14- 2009

Spartanburg, S.C. - A Children’s Summer Drama Camp will be held at the University of South Carolina Upstate the weeks of June 15-19 and June 22-26 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for ages eight to 18. The camps include drama games, warm ups, scene work, mask making, theatrical makeup, lighting and scene painting.

Face painting at summer drama campThe first 20 students to register for camp will be allowed to audition for Winnie The Pooh. Rehearsals for Winnie The Pooh will be held from 9:00 a.m. until noon during both weeks of the summer drama camp, so children who are cast in the play must be available both weeks. Performance of Winnie The Pooh will be given on Friday, June 26 at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The cost for the attending the 9:00 a.m. to noon rehearsals is $60. The cost for attending the drama classes from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. is $70. The cost to attend both sessions is $120. Some need-based scholarships will be available.

Childrens summer drama campRich Robinson, associate professor of theatre at USC Upstate, has coordinated the Summer Drama Camp with the Spartanburg Youth Theatre for the past six years and has directed children’s plays at USC Upstate and at the Youth Theatre including The Jungle Book, Puss In Boots, Aesop’s Fables, Step On A Crack, Little Red Riding Hood, Three Little Pigs, Amy’s Attic, Secret Passwords, The Fisherman and His Wife, and The Plain Princess. Robinson has a master’s of fine arts degree in theatre with an emphasis in design, directing and children’s theatre.

For fees and information, please contact Rich Robinson at (864) 503-5621 or