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NIU offering online summer theater arts camp

Northern Illinois University will offer an online summer theater camp for middle school and high school students.
Northern Illinois University will offer an online summer theater camp for middle school and high school students.

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University is offering a new online summer camp experience for middle school and high school students who enjoy theater arts.

For more than 30 years, NIU has offered fine arts residential summer camps. This summer, Online Theatre Arts campers will work with NIU faculty and camp staff from the safety of home, meeting like-minded campers from near and far, and experiencing their art as never before.

Kendra Holton, camp director and assistant professor of theater in the NIU School of Theatre and Dance, and her staff have crafted a full schedule of fun classes and workshops, including online rehearsals and a Friday evening online video performance.

Camp activities will include favorites from past camps transformed for an online experience, including show rehearsals, acting scenes, theater workshops, movie night, dance party/game night, camper talent show and more. Camp content will be delivered via Zoom, an online video-conferencing platform. Online campers will experience all camp activities from a movement-friendly space in their own homes.

NIU Online Theatre Arts Camp Junior (grades 6-9) is scheduled for July 12-17 and NIU Online Theatre Arts Camp Senior (grades 9-12) is scheduled for July 19-24.

Early registration is advised. To learn more, call Summer in the Arts at Northern at 815-753-1450. Find online registration, camp schedules and more information at www.go.niu.edu/theatrejunior and www.go.niu.edu/theatresenior.

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