Private: Esther Rogers Sara Bickweat Penner
Location: WAB – 740 University Ave.
In this unique collaboration between Writers & Books and the Rochester Contemporary School of Music, students will have the opportunity to be the writers, musicians, performers, and co-creators of their own dramatic work. The week will begin with an exploration of visual arts outdoors in the Neighborhood of the Arts. Using inspiration from what they discover, students will begin to build their own piece of performance-oriented work. With the direction of cellist Esther Rogers and actor/director Sara Bickweat Penner, young musicians, actors, and writers will come together to build a unique project while also developing skills in performance, group communication, musicianship, acting, writing, sensitivity, creativity, and improvisation. Each day will be spent in creative exercises and games. Come and be part of a complete creative transformation from the very first idea to a final performance at the end of camp! Students may come with a discipline in mind that they want to focus on (music, acting, or writing) but should be willing to try all three. Musicians must have at least one year of music lessons or two years of ensemble experience.