The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

Local News

May 19, 2014

HFT plans mini-camps

The Historic Fayette Theater this year is fortunate to offer not just one, but two summer Youth Drama Camps. The new format of this year’s camps is a “Mini Camp, with Big Fun.”

Camp directors are HFT veterans Sharon Bibb and Shari Davis, who have been involved for many years in HFT and other productions.

The first mini-camp will be held June 19-21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the theater with an afternoon performance June 22 at 3 p.m. This camp will only be for ages 12-16, and registration is limited to 25 students.

Participants will perform such highlights as “Thriller,” “The Cup Song,” and “When I’m Gone,” and there will be special concentrations on stage makeup, silhouettes and maybe even a little “magic.”

HFT’s second mini-camp will be held Aug. 7-9 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., culminating in a Sunday afternoon performance Aug. 10 at 3 p.m., for students 8-12.

Highlights of this camp will include “What Does the Fox Say,” “The Cup Song,” “When I’m Gone,” silhouettes, masks and clowns.

Both camps will briefly cover general theater topics such as stage design, stage presence and articulation. It is a great opportunity for children to learn theater processes and perform on the HFT stage, whether for their first time or another of several performances.

Cost per registrant is $60 which includes all three days of instruction and the performance. Tickets for each performance for audience members will be $5 each, and each camp attendee will receive one complimentary ticket.

Each participant will also receive a light snack for each day and a T-shirt. Campers are asked to bring a non-perishable, non-refrigerated bag lunch for each day of instruction.

Registration forms can be printed from the theater website at http://historicfayettetheater.com/page13.php, and mailed to HFT, PO Box 448, Fayetteville, WV 25840, or dropped off at the theater on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Based on interest, another mini-camp may be set for a Saturday for 5- and 6-year-old children, with a performance that evening. If you have a child in that age range you think would like to participate, contact Historic Fayette Theater.

Spaces will be reserved on a “first-come” basis and all reservations must be received and paid for by June 5. If spaces are still available to attend the class after that date, it will be listed on the website and HFT Facebook page or call the theater for information.

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