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WildCat Theatre Conservatory

Randolph College’s WildCat Theatre Conservatory focuses on using theatre to develop life skills for children of all ages. By bringing in theatre professionals who are also educators, we provide top level arts instruction to students who are seriously considering further study in theatre, while at the same time, providing an environment where all students, regardless of where life takes them, will develop their creativity, teamwork, focus, and ability to communicate.

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Register to Attend

For more information, contact Mace Archer at 406-670-2144.


July 27-August 8, 2015 (M-F, M-F, Saturday showcase)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Showcase: Saturday, August 9 @ 10 a.m.


Cost is for one camper for one session. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your child’s place in class.

Early Bird Registration (through May 1) – $350

Standard Registration (after May 1) – $375

Sample Daily Schedule – Grades 3-12

8:30-9 a.m. – Student Drop off
9-9:20 a.m. – Beginnings
9:25-10:15 a.m. – Improv
10:20-11:10 a.m. – Acting
11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. – Musical Theatre
12:10-12:50 p.m. – Lunch
12:55-1:45 p.m. – Devised Work (making original theatre)
1:50-2:40 p.m. – Nuts and Bolts
2:45-3:35 p.m. – Theatre Production
3:40-4 p.m. – End of Day

Sample Daily Schedule – Grades K-2

8:30-9 a.m. – Drop off @ Randolph or Drop off @ Camp Kum-Ba-Yah
9-noon – WildCat Conservatory or Camp Kum-Ba-Yah activities
noon-12:15 p.m. – Transport to Camp Kum-Ba-Yah
12:15.-1-p.m. – Lunch at Camp Kum-Ba-Yah
12:45-1 p.m – Transport to Randolph College
1-4 p.m. Camp Kum-Ba-Yah activities

Professional Staff

Mace Archer (Director), former head of performance at Randolph College, is the Artistic Director of the Mt. Hood Community College Theatre Department in Portland, OR. Previously, Mace founded Venture Theatre and the Venture Youth Conservatory in Billings, MT. He has worked across the country as a professional director and actor, most recently at Arizona Broadway Theatre and the Clarence Brown Theatre.

Katie Becker (Nuts and Bolts) is an actor, director, and teaching artist who has worked in Illinois, New Mexico, and Virginia. Her experience in Theatre for Youth is extensive with roles in productions such as The Borrowers (Homily Clock) and Tuck Everlasting (Winnie Foster) She also has taught Classical Scene Study to 5th-12th grade students at the Springer Theatre Academy and at WildCat Theatre Conservatory last summer. Check her out at

Ezra Colón (Acting) is a Chicago based actor who has performed across the country, including over 40 productions at Barter Theatre in Abingdon, VA, most notably as Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Frankenstein, Lefou in Beauty and the Beast, and Hamlet in Hamlet. Ezra is a former teaching assistant for the Springer Theatre Academy and an apprentice at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Berkshire, MA, who trained in the Suzuki method of acting.

Wendy Kessler (Bitties) has experiences working with students of all ages. She taught for eight years at the Venture Theatre Youth Conservatory in Billings MT. She also developed the K-2 program at Wildcat Theatre Conservatory last summer. This summer, she is coming back with her own two young budding actors in tow.

Martha Reddick (Assistant Director), currently pursuing theatre in Chicago, earned a masters in English education from the University of Tennessee where she performed at the Clarence Brown Theatre, a LORT-D region theatre. A company member of the St. Sebastian Players, she will be performing in Measure for Measureand collaborating on the original play Italian Lights Not Stars.

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