STAGE DOOR CONSERVATORY
STAGE DOOR CONSERVATORY
Offers four popular summer camp programs in musical theater and the performing arts to children entering the 2nd through just graduating 12th grade. Based in Berkeley, our programs are in close proximity to Albany, Richmond, Oakland, Piedmont, Alameda and other East Bay and Contra Costa communities. Acclaimed artistically, our day camps provide an enriched, supportive and often profoundly memorable experience for children interested in developing and expressing themselves as young actors and theater artists.
ABOUT OUR THEATER PRODUCTIONS, REHEARSAL PROCESS AND SHOWS
An Orientation - 2013
Stage Door Conservatory nurtures the social, emotional and intellectual development of children using by the performing arts as a vehicle of learning. By supporting children to express themselves as theater artists and engage collaboratively with others in the creative process, we help them develop both confidence in themselves and their potential and greater acceptance, appreciation and respect for others.
- We will create experiences that nurture and support the creative lives of young persons, using musical theater as a vehicle for learning. Our programs will serve youth in grades 2 through 12 and will occasionally include older students depending on our production needs.
- Our programs will offer youth a rich conservatory experience, providing them with opportunities to develop their skills as singers, actors and dancers, learn the art of stage-craft and perform publically as an ensemble in high caliber productions.
- We will offer our programs to actors with all levels of prior experience and skill, providing opportunities for each participant to express themselves creatively and participate meaningfully in our productions.
- We will encourage our young actors to regard and support one another as equal members of a collaborative ensemble, where each person's contributions are valued equally.
- We will encourage our audiences to become members of a special circle of support and celebrate our young performers, not only participate as bystanders.
- We will encourage our participants to reflect on their own lives, as well as the cultural, social, moral and spiritual themes represented in our productions, both to help them develop their understanding of theater and the contexts in which it was been created.
- We will help young performers to develop their capacities for empathy and respect for others, as they explore the human themes depicted in our plays.
- We will encourage our young actors to co-create a community of caring with one another, and to communicate with one another with respect.
Stage Door Conservatory supports the livelihood of children and youth in our community by engaging them in inspirational performing arts programs. These programs are based on the seven tenets. We believe:
For administration, registration and ticket/show related matters:
- Theater provides powerful opportunities for learning about oneself, others and the world.
- The performing arts provide youth with excellent opportunities to both express themselves and engage in an invaluable process of collaboration with others.
- A conservatory offers young actors the opportunity to immerse themselves in all aspects of theater.
- We will strive to ensure that every each young person in our program has a meaningful experience as a performer, whatever their prior experience and skill.
- Youth from different backgrounds benefit from the opportunity to collaborate creatively with one another.
- High quality theater is achieved through maintaining and understanding artistic discipline.
- Youth can create plays of exceptional quality.
Web: stagedoorconservatory.org (Can be used for purchase of tickets)
To report absences
After 3:25 p.m. for the following day or before 8:15 a.m. to report same day absences of needs
To reach us during camp hour or for emergencies:
Tel: 510-524-2921 Epworth United Methodist Church Office
Tel: 209-213-2103 Camp Manager during camp hours