Pacific Northwest Theater Co. (PNWTC), headed by managing artistic director Steven Wells, offers four-week summer camps in which children build confidence, make friends and develop real skills to use on stage and in other aspects of life. Its experienced staff members are trained in a wealth of theatrical knowledge, and they love providing kids with a theater foundation they can grow on. The company strives to be an active participant in the rich arts community of Olympia.
During the summer, PNWTC puts on a camp affectionately called “Little People Productions.” It’s for kids aged 5-15 and lasts for four weeks, culminating in performances for friends and family in July. Each performance includes a set, makeup, costumes, music and an adoring audience. Camps are broken up into two groups: 5-9-year-olds have two-week camps, while 10-15-year-olds enjoy a four-week camp. Each uses shows and teachers chosen specifically for that age range. On weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., kids learn the basics of acting and character development plus singing and dancing. They also participate in fun theater games that help them learn these concepts.
2016 Summer Season
Seussical Jr., ages 10-15, July 5-29, $250
A Year With Frog and Toad Kids, ages 5-9, July 5-29, $175
The Jungle Book, ages 5-9, July 5-29, $175
What: Pacific Northwest Theater Co.
Where: The Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd Olympia, 1601 North St. SE, Olympia
(Summer 2016 Performances at First Baptist Church: 904 Washington St SE Olympia)
How much: free-$5
Learn more: PNWTC website