Camp Details

This Summer's Amazing Performance will be......

A Midsummer Night's Dream

~ Calling All Young Actors Ages 9 to 14 ~

2023 Camp Dates: 

Monday, June 12th - Friday, June 16th 9:00am - 3:00 pm

Matinée Performance on Saturday, June 17th

2:00 pm @ The Backdoor Theater in Nederland

Week at a glance:

Monday 6/12 through Thursday 6/15 ~ Camp will take place on our 6 acre property near Magnolia and Pine Glade. These days will be filled with theater games, learning lines, building and painting sets, making costumes and acting on our outdoor stage! Actors will need to bring a sack lunch, water bottle, sun hat, sunscreen and a rain jacket each day. Please wear clothes that are okay to get dirty.

Friday 6/16 ~ Camp will take place at The Backdoor Theater Stage located in the Nederland Community Center from 9:00 to 3:00. This day will be dedicated to set installation and dress rehearsal. Students will need to bring black socks and black pants or leggings. Kayla Evans will likely be co-directing with us on this day. Please bring a sack lunch and water bottle.

Saturday 6/17 ~ The culminating performance will take place on Saturday at The Backdoor Theater. All actors will need to arrive an hour and a half before the show for make-up and costumes. Matinee Performance @ 2:00 pm. Everyone is welcome and tickets are free! (Optional donations to support the arts in Nederland are welcome.) 

About the play:  A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

         Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream takes place in a forest near Athens. There are 3 parallel plots. The play opens when Theseus, the duke of Athens and Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons prepare to marry in four days. Egeus, Hermia’s father, wants his daughter to marry Demetrius however Hermia is in love with Lysander. Lysander and Hermia make a plan to run away so that she will not be forced to wed someone she doesn't love. They tell Helena of their plan and Helena tells Demetrius. All four lovers follow each other into the forest. 

In the forest, there is also a troupe of funny actors who are practicing a play that will be performed for Theseus and Hippolyta’s upcoming wedding. 

This forest is a magical place filled with fairies. Oberon, the King of the Fairies and his trusty servant Puck play several magical tricks on people. They take a magical purple flower and make Lysander fall in love with Helena. Helena is convinced they are all scorning her and Hermia is utterly confused by Lysander’s sudden change in heart. Playful Puck turns one of the actors, Nick Bottom, into a donkey and then uses the magical flower to make Titania, the Queen of the Fairies, fall in love with the donkey. In the end, Puck reverses the magic and the funny play within the play is performed at the wedding for all three couples.