Summer Camps 2019

Summer Camp 2019


Ages 8-12
Dates: June 10-14, 2019
Times: 9am-5pm
Showcase held on the last day of camp!
Fee: $255 Before 4/30; $280 after

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Acting up is an acting and performance camp. This camp focuses on developing not only acting skills, but self-confidence, self-expression, creativity, public speaking, and group cooperation skills. There will a performance for friends and family at the end. Instructor: Renee van Nifterik



Ages 7-14
Dates: June 17-21, 2019
Times: 9am-5pm
Showcase held on the last day of camp!
Fee: $255 Before 4/30; $280 after

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Following our exciting Spring Kids Production "5 More Minutes: A Sleeping Beauty Story", we're offering this fun "Sleeping Beauty-A Musical" camp. Did you miss the Spring Production? Don't miss this opportunity to see this well-loved story a new way!



Ages 8-12
Dates: June 24-28, 2019
Times: 9am-5pm
Showcase held on the last day of camp!
Fee: $255 Before 4/30; $280 after

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This class is a fantastic opportunity for boys and girls to learn teamwork skills along with the fun of theater while preparing a performance for family and friends.

The class will start daily with entertaining "get-to-know each other" theater games.

But while your camper is getting to know other campers, they'll, also, get to know themselves better while we determine what their perfect super hero name is and what exactly their super power is.

At the end of the week, friends and family will enjoy an action-packed play created by campers after they've learned aspects of theatre including acting, character development, costumes, and more.



Ages 4-8
Dates: July 22-26, 2019
Times: 9am-12pm
Showcase held on the last day of camp!
Fee: $150 Before 4/30; $175 after

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Join us for a fun week for younger campers to be introduced to the wonder that is Children's Theater at the Pearl. Campers will enjoy the fun of learning to work together, learning lines & performing a short production based on the favorite kids game "Candyland"
The week will include Theater Games, Activities & Script Work.



Grades 7-12
Dates: July 29-August 2, 2019
Times: 9am-5pm
Showcase held on the last day of camp!
Fee: $255 Before 4/30; $280 after

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Campers will create a world of mystery and crack a whodunit at this Murder Mystery Camp. Then they will share their discoveries with friends and families during a Muscial Murder Mystery Showcase or BIG REVEAL, if you will.



Ages 8-17
Dates: July 8-19, 2019
Times: 9am-5pm
Fee: $425 Before 4/30; $450 after

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The Scarlet Heart is a gem! A big fat juicy apple of a ruby that everyone really wants and will do anything to get. Too bad there's not one competent thief in the bunch. Join Arlecchino, Brighella, Columbina, and more zany fun characters in their hungry, thirsty, bungling, quest for the Scarlet Heart. This fast-paced comedy extravaganza will have you laughing from the start to the final bows. 

Young actors will learn stage presence, a variety of acting techniques, as well as develop vocal projection skills as they work toward a weekend of public performances. They will work in the style of Commedia dell'Arte, which is a form of comedic theatre, born in the 16th century Italy that uses broad humor, improvisation and masks. 

This is a production camp so there will be a weekend of performances at the end of the camp. Please make sure you have no conflicts for the weekend of July 19-July 21st.

Performances (Tickets $10): Tickets on sale July 8

  • Friday, July 19 at 7:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 20 at 3 PM and  7:30 PM
  • Sunday, July 21 at 3PM

Winter 2019 - Adult Acting Workshop

Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.
― Meryl Streep

Acting, An Art & A Technique

Acting is an art, and it is also a technique. While no technique can turn someone into Meryl Streep, it can make you a better actor and a more consistently better actor. Whether you are new to acting, or experienced and looking to take your craft to the next level, The Pearl's Adult Scene Study class will introduce you to the most tried and true realistic acting techniques from Stanislavski to Meisner to Uta Hagen. Students will spend the first 45 minutes on craft: technique and exercises, while the remainder of the class will focus on dramatic texts tailor made to the student. The study of art is always an inquiry, and we will explore through our work questions such as "What is truthful?" "What is interesting to an audience?" and "How do I establish relationship with a partner in an instant?" The final class will consist of a presentational showcase of final scenes for each other and invited audience. Come play with us! Come fail together! Come grow together! Come create truth together!

Dates: (6 classes)
Sunday, February 24,
Sunday, March 3,
Sunday, March 10,
Sunday, March 17
Sunday, March 31,
Sunday, April 7.
All classes are 7-9:30

Class Fee: $199

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Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful; yourself. -Alan Alda

Jonathan GJonathan Gonzalez-has been an actor, director, educator, writer, and arts administrator for over thirty years. He recieved his BFA in acting from United States International University, where he worked and trained with actors who are performing across the country from Hawaii to London, including Jamie Foxx, John Barrowman, and All My Children's Thorsten Kaye. He has trained at the award-winning La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, and American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. He served as Amanda Plummer's personal assistant and worked in San Francisco as a member of Actor's Equity alongside many of SF's best actors including Geoff Hoyle (Zazu: Lion King: Broadway original cast). He moved to Texas in 2007 where he received his MFA from the University of Houston. Since then he has worked at U of H, Rice University, Texas A & M, The Alley, Texas Rep, The Landing Theater, Mildred's Umbrella, Dirt Dogs Theater, Christmas Revels, KVPAC, and numerous productions at the Pearl. He is currently the education director at Main Street Theater where he has worked in all three departments including Summer Shakespeare director for teens, actor in Theater for Youth, and director/actor for the MainStage. Jonathan believes in finding the art in everyone, and is intensely curious about the craft of acting, and thrives on seeing the moments of discovery on stage or in the classroom.

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