Mission: To have campers work through and learn every step in putting on a professional theater production.
Is your child a young actor or actress in the making? Well, then have them join the Little Rivers Theater Camps this summer! Campers will learn everything they need to know about what goes into a full Musical and Theater production, from Ensemble building, auditions, line memorizing and rehearsals. Campers will also learn other important skills like playwriting, vocal projection, movement, and stage terms/directions. We have well trained staff and artists-in-residence to help campers get the full effect of the theater world. The end result will be a full theater production for your young thespian to show off the skills they have learned over the four weeks.
“My son had a great time at Musical Theater camp last year. It suits his big personality and love of song, pretend, and the spotlight. Vincent, the camp leader, is a warm, gentle, bright light and so good with all kinds of kids.”
Musical Theater: Session 2 & 3, Monday June 12th-Friday July 7th
Children will be given the chance to explore and learn about the magical world that is Musical Theater! They will learn the basics of music, singing, dancing and performance while creating their own musical play. Children will also get a chance to create their own costumes, backdrops, and scene pieces for this show.
Theater Production: Session 4 & 5, Monday July 10th-Friday August 4th
During this session, children will learn all they need to know to put on a theater production. Campers will do scene/monolog work, learn about backstage workings of a theater, create costumes and characters, and have fun while doing it! They will also star in an onstage performance.
Vincent grew up in San Francisco with lots of opportunity to be exposed to the arts. He got his first taste of Theater in Middle school with a theater club. From there he auditioned for the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Art High School for the Theater Department. He was accepted and was trained in Shakespeare, Playwriting, Directing, Movement, and Improvisation. He appeared in productions such as “Twelfth Night” “Peer Gynt” “Balm and Gilead”. He continued to study Theater at City College of San Francisco, where he graduated in May of 2015 with an AS in Child Development. In his 10 years of working with children, his favorite part is putting on performances and seeing the children light up on stage, just like he did when he was a child himself. He joined the KMS team in August of 2015 as the After School and Admissions Director. Some of his Theater honors are California State Arts Scholar (2008), Best Scene “Taming of the Shrew” (2008), Best Monologue “Hamlet” (2009) and Best Ensemble Award (2010).
Crystal Brown, Lead Musical Theater Teacher
Crystal is a 2016 Theater Bay Area award nominee actor with ten years international experience teaching the theater arts to both children and adults. A native of Texas, Crystal completed her undergrad at Trinity University with a bachelor’s degree in music and international studies. After school, she moved to Vienna where she worked as a dance teacher and a studio/backup singer for a wide variety of solo and group artists. She later continued her studies in London, obtaining her master’s degree in music theatre from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Crystal enjoys all aspects of the performing arts and has performed in theater, commercials, and independent short films. She has likewise led workshops and taught at a variety of theater organizations. Currently, she teaches drama at the Brandeis School of San Francisco. She is a member of the Teaching Artist Guild and sits on the board of Actors Ensemble of Berkeley. Crystal loves working with children and is always inspired by her students’ creative spirits. She is super excited to be working with KMS at their summer camps.
Alyce James, Lead Theater Teacher
At an early age, Alyce James was introduced to the world of Theater Arts by her father, who actively worked in every facet of the discipline. With encouragement, she auditioned and attended the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts High School to pursue her own education. She was awarded California State Arts Scholar (2008, 2009, 2010) and competed in the Shakespeare competition (2011). After high school, Alyce discovered her passion for teaching. It wasn’t long after starting classes at City College of San Francisco that she began working with a local organization to deliver presentations to high-school and college aged students. She is currently finishing her Health Educators certificate so she can continue her work in bigger arenas. Throughout it all she has continued in arts by managing productions and taking classes. This summer, Alyce is greatly honored with the opportunity to unite her two loves as the lead Theater teacher of the Little Rivers Theater Camp.