We The People’s Pop Up Theater Camps make theatre education available to all young people in the greater Gainesville community, whether they are experienced performers or newcomers to the dramatic arts.
Pop Up Theater Camps
Pop Up Theater Camp Gainesville
Pop Up Theater Gainesville is a collaboration between We the People and the City of Gainesville. This two-week performing arts camp is taught be theater professionals, and culminates in a series of peer education workshops and the performance of a Shakespearean play. In addition, campers spend their days taking classes in movement, scene study, stagecraft, speech, and improv.
Pop Up Theater Camp Micanopy
Pop Up Theater Micanopy is a two-week theatre retreat for young actors held each summer at Casa Micanopy, a retreat space on five acres of natural splendor located 15 miles South of Gainesville. Over the course of two weeks, the campers are tasked with mounting the world premier of an original play with music, as well as participating in workshops on a range of subjects including improv comedy, dance, and songwriting. Campers also enjoy fieldtrips, sleepovers, and daily visits to the pool.
Since it’s inception, Campers have performed original plays inspired by historical Florida, written by We The People’s resident playwright, Jesse Hunter. Past plays have been inspired by early Environmentalism in the Everglades, the Cassadega Spiritualist Camp and Florida’s roadside attractions, and the African American folklore collected by Zora Neale Hurtson.
Camp Week: 7/9-7/13, 7/16-7/20, 7/30-8/3, 8/6-8/10
July 9 -20 in Gainesville and July 30 - August 10 in Micanopy
Grades: Elementary, Middle School, High School