Now in its fourth year, Waterford’s Monster Box Theatre Camps will focus on inclusion, inviting special needs youth to participate. The July 18- 23 camps are designed for youth ages 8 to 26 with a variety of special needs and disabilities.
Monster Box Theatre will provide compassionate and experienced staff as well as nursing services for the camps, serving campers through principals of acceptance, artistic expression and a dedication to empowering those living with disabilities.
The camp is offered in addition to the group’s regularly scheduled general theater camp sessions. Camp Director Stacy Grutza commented, “The special needs theater camp is hopefully just the beginning of special needs inclusive programs at Monster Box Theatre.” she continued, “…as someone with a background in theatre and education I was naturally drawn to how I could merge my two passions in a way that would benefit the community we serve and those underserved by the community.”
The camp will feature hands on opportunities to build and create sets, act and direct, improvisation, mask building, prop construction, scene study all culminating in a performance on Saturday, July 23. Campers will also receive lunch each day, a t-shirt, and admission for an exclusive performance of the Youth Company’s production of “Crazy Town” by Johnathan Rand. Most of the Youth Company this year are previous participants in Monster Box Theatre Camps.
For information on tickets, tuition and registration call Stacy Grutza 248-875- 6943 or the Monster Box Ticket line, 248-787- 1400, or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.