The 2013 Creative Drama Camp is underway at Troy University. Campers were busy Wednesday making wigs from newspaper. Pictured seated from left, Julia Baker, Abby Johnson, Molly Wares and Preston DuBose. Standing, Bryce Senn, Olivia Kyzar, Melissa Cain, Shelby Steverson, Sarah Looney and Anna Morgan Fleming.
The 2013 Creative Drama Camp is underway at Troy University. Campers were busy Wednesday making wigs from newspaper. Pictured seated from left, Julia Baker, Abby Johnson, Molly Wares and Preston DuBose. Standing, Bryce Senn, Olivia Kyzar, Melissa Cain, Shelby Steverson, Sarah Looney and Anna Morgan Fleming.

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Children learn creative drama at Troy camp

Published 11:00pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Kids with newspaper hair, kids in Pirate ships and kids in storytelling circles.

That doesn’t sum up the Creative Drama Camp underway at Troy University but it does hint at all of the fun the campers are having letting their creativity and imaginations run wild.

Tory Lee Averett, camp director, said 67 campers are spending the week with acting, movement, storytelling, stagecrafts and playwriting. And, each activity means education through entertainment.

“We are having a great time,” Averett said. “A great and wonderful time.”

The theme of the 2013 Creative Drama Camp is “Storytelling Through the Arts.”

“Storytelling is so important to us as people,” Averett said. “Storytelling is how we share the best. At camp, we are creating and telling stories through words, sound, movement, music and the visual arts. The whole focus of the camp is connecting through stories.”

The 2013 Creative Drama Camp has something neat and different and exciting and a bit “scary.”

“It’s all about the process,” Averett said. “We start with an idea and we build on it to reach the performance stage.

“It’s a bit scary to entrust the kids with the entire creative process, from the idea to the performance. But we have been surprised and amazed with what they can think up.”

At 7 p.m. Friday night at the Trojan Center Theater, the Creative Drama Camp students will take center stage in a performance that is 100 percent “made by kids.”

The public is invited to the one-of-a-kind performance.

 

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