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 CLASSES 

Find out more about our classes:

*Financial aid is available for all classes - no paperwork required.

Contact Maggie Cady at cady@thecontemporarytheater.com for more information.

Youth Summer Camps

We offer summer camps for students ages 7-17! There are lots of options, so kids can take one camp, or fill their summer with lots of different camps!

See the lineup here, and scroll down or click the links to get more details on each camp!

Click here to find out more about our summer camp price tiers. All students get the same experience, so choose the tier that's right for you.

Early Bird Price

Tier 1: $350/week

Tier 2: $300/week

Tier 3: $250/week

*Additional financial aid is available for all classes - no paperwork required. Contact Maggie Cady at cady@thecontemporarytheater.com for more information.

Young Writers Camp (Ages 9-14)

with Catia

July 8-12 & 15-19, 9 am - 3 pm with performances on July 20 & 21 at 5 pm

Over two weeks of camp, students will learn to turn the creative ideas in their head into a real play! Students will work together to write a play over the course of a week with guidance from the instructors. In the second week, students will take the play they wrote and bring it to the stage! They'll be writers, actors, and behind-the-scenes tech all in one!

Improv Summer Camp

Ages 12-16 with Riley Cash: July 8-12, 9 am - 3 pm

Youth Session Ages 8-11 with Ashley Macamaux: Aug 19-23, 9 am - 3 pm

Take that creative spark and learn how to spin it into fun onstage! Have fun with a week of improv learning games, skills, and collaboration. Get out of your head and onto the stage! Because of the nature of the camp, you can take it multiple times with lots of new games, scenes, and fun each week!

Adventures Onstage Camp (Ages 7-10)

with JT Cunha

July 15-19, 9 am - 3 pm

This camp keeps you on the move! Learning how to move in theater is both fun and will make you shine every time you step onstage. In this camp, young actors will work on visual storytelling, creating movements that help the audience understand the world of the play, and gain confidence onstage!

Comedic Acting Camp

with Brayden Fanti

Ages 11-14 Session 1: July 22-26, 9 am - 3 pm

Ages 9-13 Session 2: July 29 - Aug 2, 9 am - 3 pm

Make 'em laugh! Students will rehearse comedic scenes throughout the week, learning to embrace fun and laughter. Scenes will be performed at the end of the week for family and friends!

Musical Theater Camp (Ages 13-17)

with JT Cunha

July 29 - Aug 2, 9 am - 3 pm

Have a passion for musical theater? We’ll explore the journey a character in a musical goes through in a song. From character motivation to the importance of music in storytelling, we’ll cover it all!

Drama Club Summer Camp (Ages 7-10)

with Ari Kassabian

Aug 5-9, 9 am - 3 pm

*This camp is full.*

Students are immersed in the theater world, exploring all aspects of creating a play and collaborating! They'll use all of this in their final presentation of a new, original play on Friday!

Shakespeare Camp: Clowns, Princesses, and Sword Fights (Ages 11-16)

with JT Cunha

Aug 5-9, 9 am - 3 pm

Shakespeare had to keep his audiences happy or they'd start throwing fruit! In this class, we dive into some of the exciting parts of Shakespeare's plays from fools and clowns to sword fights (don't worry, our swords can't hurt anyone) and really good monologues! It leads up to a performance for family and friends on the final day - hopefully, no tomatoes will be thrown our way!

Filmmaking Camp (Ages 13-17)

with Brian Bouyea

Aug 12-16, 9 am - 3 pm

Lights, camera, action! In this crash course introduction to film, students will learn the basics of movie making and will work collaboratively to produce a group short film complete with a premiere night!

Creative Drama Summer Camp (Ages 11-14)

with Maggie Papa

Aug 12-16, 9 am - 3 pm

Enjoy a week of theater at the Contemporary Theater Company! Students will delve into a week of immersion into the theater world, exploring theater from many different angles, creating a show from scratch that's totally original and their own!

Dungeons & Dragons Camp (Ages 12-16)

with Riley Cash and Sami Avigdor

Aug 19-23, 9 am - 3 pm

Embark on an epic journey at our Dungeons and Dragons Camp! Join fellow adventurers as students create their own characters and set out on a quest in a campaign custom-built for each group. Led by experienced Dungeon Masters and improvisers, this camp will spark imaginations, focus on collaboration, and immerse students in a fantastical world!

 

There is no final performance for this camp, but at the end of the week, students will have heroic tales to tell of their hijinks and defeated foes!

 Improv 

Improv 101
(Ages 15-100+)

Stay tuned for new dates

Our most popular and longest-running class, Improv 101 is a great fit for anyone and everyone! Students have ranged in age from 15 to 80+, and all backgrounds, careers, personalities, and levels of experience and ambition are welcome!

This class makes it fun and safe to play, improvise, and even perform in the most supportive and enjoyable environment imaginable. It is the perfect introduction to the CTC's signature style of acting and improvising - supportive, in-the-moment, and here to play! 
Whether you see yourself onstage or just want to try something new, Improv 101 is right for you.

 Improv 

Improv 202
(Ages 15-100+)

Mondays, May 13 - June 24, 6 pm - 7:30 pm

Enjoyed Improv 101 and looking for more improv fun? Improv 202 is the class for you! Maddie and Riley are ready to give you the ultimate improv class experience, focusing on narrative and status while personalizing the class to explore what students are most excited about! Narrative and status are the building blocks of great improv whether it's a short scene or a fully improvised play. Most of all, this class is a whole lot of fun, and we'd love for you to come play with us!

 

*Improv 101 or instructor permission required.

 Other Classes 

Saturday Drama Workshop

with Matt Fraza & Tina Moore

Ages 4-16

Stay tuned for new dates.

Kids can explore the art of theater through games and scenes, all building to an end-of-workshop showcase! This class focuses on the students and what is most exciting to them!

Choose the price that is right for your family: $233 / $204 (Use code 204) / $175 (Use code 175)

Can't make all the classes? Drop-ins are welcome! Drop-in rate per class: $33 / $29 / $25
You can pay for the drop-in either at drop off or pick up.

Improv 303

If you've ever wondered how stories are made and tales are spun, then an adventure awaits you! Join us for Improv 303 as we set out together to explore how we can bring our work from short improvised scenes to longer, interconnected stories.

 

Anything could happen on the journey as we look at traditional structures to non-linear and unconventional approaches of crafting a story together. At the end of our travels, our time together will culminate in a show of longer tales and anecdotes based on our discoveries. Meet us at the trailhead- adventure and fellowship awaits!

 

Completion of Improv 101 & 202 or instructor permission is required.

 

Stay tuned for new dates.

Guests

Music Improv

We dive into the world of music improv to take your scenes to the next level! Have fun and be silly with this new adventure. Cynthia makes music improv fun, easy, and not at all intimidating.

No music experience of any sort required!

Improv 101 completion or instructor permission required to attend.

Stay tuned for new dates.

 Guests 

We have workshops for the Ocean State Improv Festival and Ocean State Black and Funny Festival each year! Check out info on those festivals here.

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