Randolph Colleges 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.
Session 1: July 15-27 (M-F, M-F, Saturday showcase)
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
Showcase: Saturday, July 27 @ 10 a.m.
Session 2: July 29-August 11 (M-F, M-F, Saturday showcase)
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
Showcase: Saturday, August 11 @ 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 April 1
Standard Registration - after April 1
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
Adam Archer (Improv) has been a performer and teacher at the Springer Opera House, Rose of Athens, The Barter Theatre, and CLIMB Theatre in Minnesota. He has studied and performed at Second City and Improv Olympic in Chicago. Adam recently wrote and directed a brand new high tech improv/review show for the State Theatre of Georgia, the Springer Opera House.
Mace Archer (Conservatory Director) is head of performance at Randolph College. 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 www.misskatiebecker.com
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.
Nick Dalton (Musical Theatre) is most recognizable as the face of DirecTV bills nationwide. Additional credits include Hair (European Tour), Legally Blonde: The Musical (First National Tour), Hairspray (Original Las Vegas Company), and most recently the World Premiere Beach Boys musical Surf in Las Vegas. Nick is a Teaching Artist for ASTEP: Artists Striving To End Poverty. Nick has taught Circus/Mask/Puppet skills while facilitating a devised work of the "Ramayana" at a school for social change in India.
Kimberly Faith Hickman (Devised Work) Broadway: Clybourne Park (2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Assistant Director), The Scottsboro Boys (with Susan Stroman). Off Broadway: Women's Project, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Atlantic Theater Company. Regional: Williamstown Theatre Festival, Know Theatre of Cincinnati Upcoming projects include Til Death Do Us Part (Director, Alec Baldwin Fellowship - NYC), World Wide Plays Festival Off Broadway (Director), and The Assembled Parties on Broadway (Assistant Director for Lynn Meadow, Manhattan Theatre Club). Visit www.kimberlyfaithhickman.com
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.
Jens Rasmussen (Voice & Movement), an award-winning actor receiving an Acclaim Award and a League of Cincinnati Theatres Award, has created over 150 roles for theatre and film. He has been a resident guest artist performing across the country and an instructor for thousands of students. In New York, he has worked with Primary Stages, EPIC, Manhattan Theatre Source, HERE, terraNOVA, and others. Find out more at www.jensrasmussen.info
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 Measure and collaborating on the original play Italian Lights Not Stars.