Private: Esther Rogers Private: Annette Ramos Alexa Scott-Flaherty
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, actor/director Alexa Scott-Flaherty, and poet/storyteller Annette Ramos, 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, as well as guided instruction in the areas of music, writing, and acting, not to mention just plain fun creating the group’s own performance. Come and be part of a complete creative transformation from the very first idea to a final performance at the end of camp! Students should come with a discipline in mind that they want to focus on (music, acting, or writing) but should be willing to try all three disciplines. Musicians must have at least one year of music lessons or two years of ensemble at school. Camp will be held at Writers & Books.