Pride Camp kicks off a new Educational Program at Pride Arts Center.
Summer programs include Theater for Young Audiences, Rainbow Shakespeare for High School Students, Puppetry from Tristan Tam, and more!
Chicago, IL – Pride Arts Center is creating all-inclusive learning environments for LGBTQ+ allies. This will include summer Pride Camps for middle school and high school aged students, using theater arts to learn more about navigating our complex world.
Our Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) program will produce plays for families looking to share stories with their children that have themes/characters living outside of society’s traditional gender binary. These performances are by professional actors.
High School students can sign up for Rainbow Shakespeare, a week-long workshop taught by Pride Films and Plays Artistic Associate Derek Van Barham that uses Shakespeare’s plays to explore changing gender norms. There are two unique session of Rainbow Shakespeare – July 10 and July 24.
OUR WORLD OUR WAY
Middle School students can sign up for OUR WORLD OUR WAY, a one-week workshop creating a musical which celebrates life today. That program will be held the week of July 17.
Students of all ages are invited to take a one-week class using puppets to create their very own performance. The puppetry workshop is the week of August 1.
Students can enroll in classes at PrideArtsCenter.com. Tuition for each camp week is $385.
Theater for Young Audiences
Our Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) program will produce plays for families looking to share stories with their children that have themes/characters living outside of society’s traditional gender binary.
PRIDE EVER AFTER
In July, the premiere performance is PRIDE EVER AFTER by Carly Crawford, on Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm from July 9 to 30. This delightful one hour comedy is directed by PFP Artistic Associate Amber Snyder
GRANDMA D’s PUPPET PLAYDATE
In August, puppeteer Tristan Tom joins us for a week-long puppetry workshop for students of all ages. And we invite to on Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. to share GRANDMA D’s PUPPET PLAYDATE, an adventure in storytelling! Performances are August 5 to 27.
Tickets for the performances are pay-what-you-ca with a suggested donation of $10.
Derek Van Barham
Carly Crawford is the Associate Education Director at Emerald City Theatre. She is a native Memphian, and has worked as an actor, teaching artist, and administrator for companies like Playhouse on the Square (Memphis, TN), Lexington Children’s Theatre (Lexington, KY), The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH), and Asheville Performing Arts Academy (Asheville, NC). Crawford holds a B.A. in Drama and Literature from UNC-Asheville and an M.A. in Arts Administration from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). While serving as the Assistant Director of Theatre Education at Playhouse on the Square, Crawford was inspired to start Q&A, a Queer Youth Theater group for LGBTQIA+ and straight allied teens ages 14-21, because she believes every young person has an important story to tell, and that theatre helps to make us all more human. Q&A is a member of the Pride Youth Theater Alliance (PYTA). Pride Ever After is adapted from Q&A’s first-ever production, with new scenes and updated concepts.
Amber Ray Snyder
Find more information at Pride.Camp, or a prideartscenter.com.