From the Board of Directors of the Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre:

 

We stand in solidarity with the black community. We believe black lives matter. Though MVCCT has been part of the community for over 40 years, we recognize that we have not consistently served nor been representative of the entire community. We commit to change this.

 

We have a long overdue responsibility to take part in the process of dismantling systemic racism, starting with identifying and addressing our own internalized biases and updating our core values to ensure that we build an organizational culture that reflects representation.

 

We will take some time to do the necessary work to self-reflect, educate, and understand how our privilege has impacted our choices and excluded the BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) communities. And we will create a plan for moving our organization forward.

 

Our commitment for the time being is to do the work we must do in order to consciously stand against racism. We value every child who makes up our community and we will create more intentionality around representation.

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Join us as we take our summer camp adventure online!

We will be rolling out three rounds of online camp opportunities over the summer as well as a workshop series and opportunities for one-on-one coachings.  The three rounds will allow us the flexibility to continually improve the experience for you as we all learn together in this new virtual environment.

* Camps are $100 per week
* Camp sessions in Round 1 are everyday for 90 minutes.
* All sessions will be limited to 10 participants per class.
* Classes will be taught on Zoom and require access to a computer or iPad.


Round 2 - July 13-30

Sign up for 1 week, 2 weeks or all 3!

K-2nd Grade - 10:00 - 11:30am
Let's Explore - Creating a Show - July 13-17
How does a story or an idea become a play?  Can anything be turned into a performance?  Kids will get on their feet and participate in the creation of a collaborative presentation. 
Let's Explore - Seussical - July 20-24
Let's explore one of the most beloved book to stage adaptations based on the books of one of the most beloved children's authors of all time.  We'll play with songs and characters from this fun and heartfelt musical based on Dr. Seuss's Horton Hears a Who.
Double Double Camp's in Trouble - July 27-31
Uh Oh!  Shakespeare's villains have taken over camp and now it is up to our campers to save the day.  Learn about Shakespeare and his plays while working together to save camp.


3rd-5th Grades - 12:00-1:30pm
Choose Your Own Adventure - July 13-17
Explore the elements of a story while helping to write your own show.  Learn to collaborate with your fellow campers to create a cohesive and fun adventure.
Harry Potter Showdown - July 20-24
Work with your campmates to create the best Harry Potter themed skits and scenes.  This magical camp will introduce you to the art of adaptation and fan fiction while building collaboration and storytelling skills.
Camp of Errors - July 27-31
Explore one of Shakespeare's silliest plays, Comedy of Errors, with Ryan Sellers.  When two sets of twins, none of whom knew they had a twin, meet by chance what could go wrong?


6th Grade and Up - 2:00-3:30pm
Playwriting 101 - July 13-17
Do you have a story you've always wanted to tell or just wondered how a show goes from idea to script?  Come find out what goes in to crafting dialogue that zings and plots that capture and hold the attention of your audience.
Adapting Stories for the Stage - July 20-24
Most of our favorite shows are based on literature.  During this camp we'll explore how stories go from the pages of books to the stage and screen and work on pieces from some of our favorite adaptations.
Tempest in a Teapot - July 27-31

Explore Shakespeare's most magical play, The Tempest, with Ryan Sellers.  Thought to be Shakespeare's last play, this story of magic, betrayal, love and forgiveness will give campers a chance to delve into Shakespeare's language and learn more about the most famous playwright of the western world.

There's Still Room in our Fairytale Week Camps - July 6-10!

K-2nd Grade - 10:00 - 11:30am

Let's Explore - Fairytale Fun - July 6-10

Get on your feet and engage your imagination with some of the best known characters from fairytales old and new.

3rd-5th Grades - 12:00-1:30pm

Twisted Fairytales - July 6-10

Take a modern twist on a classic fairy tale, add fun improvisation games and a pinch of comedy and you'll notice improved communication and confidence.

6th Grade and Up - 2:00-3:30

Grimm Happenings - July 6-10

Explore the works of the Brothers Grimm as you translate some of their frightening tales to the stage.

Act. Watch. Play. Create.

Theatre for kids, by kids.

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MVCCT is supported in part by the Arts Council of Fairfax and the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

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