2018 Filament Summer Camp
Filament camps focus on amplifying the creativity of the young participants. In Filament camps and classes, there are no scripts and no assigned roles–each participant creates their own dream role. Through drama and creative play, Filament’s experienced teaching artists support everyone in creating their own dialogue, characters, stories, costumes, and ultimately their own play. Participants will explore creative problem solving, teamwork, confident public speaking, analysis of text, speaking directly to the audience, community engagement, and more — all while creating something fun that makes them proud!
Session 1: July 9 – 20 (Two Weeks), Weekdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session 2: July 23 – August 3 (Two Weeks), Weekdays 9:00 am – 3:00pm
Session 3: August 6 – 10 (One Week), Weekdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Two Week Mysterious Summer Adventure Camp—The Filament Clue Collectors
Session 1: July 9 – 20, Weekdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Session 2: July 23 – August 3, Weekdays 9:00 am – 3:00pm
(Ages 6-12) Min: 10 Max: 22
Join Filament Theatre’s ensemble of spies, sleuths, and detectives for a two week mysterious summer adventure! Nate the Great, Harriet the Spy, Encyclopedia Brown, even Harry Potter—bring your favorite sleuth to life this summer as we learn the secrets of Filament Theatre, visit special sites all around Filament’s neighborhood, and learn how to question suspects, collect stories, and build a case! Campers will learn the fundamentals of Filament Theatre’s playmaking techniques, collect daily clues, go to the park for lunch, and work with Filament teaching artists to create and solve a special mystery play of their very own. Register for one session or two, the mystery will change… just as mysteries often do! Family and friends are invited to a special performance on the last Friday of camp at 2:30pm.
One Week Rocket Camp—Stories in the Stars
Session 3: August 6 – 10, Weekdays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
(Ages 6-12) Min: 10 Max: 22
Calling all astronomers, daydreamers, stargazers, and rocket scientists! We need you to create a brand new play at lightning speed! Explore the cosmos as we look at myths and legends surrounding famous constellations and investigate some of the most mysterious questions scientists have about our galaxy. In just one week campers will learn the fundamentals of Filament Theatre’s playmaking techniques, explore the Milky Way, go to the park for lunch, and work with Filament teaching artists to create a brand new play inspired by the night sky. Family and friends are invited to a special performance on the last day of camp at 2:30pm.
About the Teachers
Classes will be lead by professional teaching artists and members Filament’s Resident Artists who have extensive teaching credits in performing arts training programs, schools and after school programs. Teaching affiliations include: The Actors Gymnasium (Evanston), District 65 after school programs, CPS programs, Emerald City Theater camps, Barrel of Monkeys, National High School Institute Theatre Arts Pre-College training, and more!
Cost per Camper
Two Week Sessions: $440*
One Week Sessions: $225*
Full payment is due when registering online. If you would like to arrange a payment plan, please call (773) 270-1660 or email email@example.com.
Save $50 when registering two children! Use the Promotional Code SIBLINGS.
*Please note, there is a $5 online registration fee. Registration deadline is 3 weeks prior to the first class of each session.
Referrals & Discounts
Filament is offering a refer & receive program for our 2018 camp. If you refer another parent/guardian (who has not previously registered their child for a class or camp), both you and that parent will receive a $25 gift certificate to a future filament class or performance!
- To receive a referral credit, the new patron must type your name when initially registering online in response to the question: “How did you hear about camp?”
- You can receive up to 3 referrals per session per family.
- Gift certificates will be valid for up to one year from receipt. Specific production exclusions may apply.
- You do not need to have a student registered for class to participate.
Save $50 when registering siblings for the same session by using promotion code SIBLINGS when completing payment online.
“We got to make up our own play and it was fun to use my imagination and work with other kids. My teacher was nice, funny and she encouraged us in learning how to act and make the best play.” – Brynn M.
“We love Filament performances for the sheer talent of their cast, the wonderful, ingenious set design and for their creativity and imagination, and that comes through in their classes too. Our daughter LOVED her class and was so excited to attend every week. The kids learned how to use their own creativity to inspire a one-of-a-kind performance. We can’t wait for the next session!” – Lori M.
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Questions? Contact Education[at]filamenttheatre.org or call (773) 270.1660