Summer spotlight registration ends June 15

Published 7:37 pm Friday, June 11, 2010

The Troy University Department of Theater and Dance will once again sponsor the Summer Spotlight Camp for young people who are interested in theater arts.

Jenny Meadows, marketing and public relations manager for the department, said Summer Spotlight Camp is a great way for students to learn more about the theater, use their imaginations, be a part of a stage production and just have fun.

“Summer Spotlight Camp is actually three camps in one — Mini Spotlight, Spotlight and Performance Intesnvie,” she said. “The camps offer different levels of interests and abilities.”

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Registration is underway for the Spotlight camps, which begin with orientation on July 11 and conclude with a “Showcase” production on July 15 at the Trojan Center Theater. Registration ends on Tuesday, June 15.

Mini Spotlight Camp is for ages four and five and meets from 8 a.m. until noon at the Elm Street gymnasium. The cost is $100.

Spotlight Camp is for rising first through eighth graders. The camp is based at the Trojan Center Theater and hours are from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost is $150.

The Performance Intensive Camp begins July 18 and ends with a Showcase on July 22. Registration begins on July 1.

The cost of the Performance Intensive Camp is $150 for commuters. The camp fee for those who choose to stay on campus is $300. Commuters have the option of a meal card for an additional $50.

“Summer Spotlight Camp is a great way for Troy University to serve the community through an arts education program,” Meadows said. “It is a part of our theater education program and it allows theater majors to get hands-on experience in working with young students.”

Meadows said the camps give Spotlighters a choice in sessions, including musical theater, costume design, creative movement and stage performance. A technical theater class is a new addition to Summer Spotlight Camp this year.

The Performance Intensive Camp is for students who are more serious about their futures in the theater arts.

“This camp is great for students who plan to audition for theater scholarships and want to learn more about acting methods,” Meadows said. “It’s a lot of instruction crammed into one week. We have students coming from all over the Southeast and some of our incoming freshmen will also be attending.”

Summer Spotlight Camp will be directed by Tori Lee Averett with Grace Collins, a recent Troy University theater graduate, as the creative drama leader. Quinton Cockrell, Troy University resident acting professional, and Roy Hudson, the state secondary teacher of the year in theater education, will also be on the camp staff. Registration forms for Summer Spotlight Camp are available at Malone Hall on the campus of Troy University or on line at For more information, call 334-808-6142.