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Act Tory Classes and Camps
Gain ACTing skills while exploring and performing plays about our nation's history. 
Pre Act Tory Class
Ages:  3-5
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 5-24; 9:30-11:00
Fee:  $45
 Children and their caregivers will explore a different historically-themed story each session through theatrical play and crafts.  the class will culminate in a sharing for family and friends.
Living History Through Art
Ages:  11-16
Tuesdays and Thursdays
May 5-24; 1:00-4:00
Fee:  $90
 Bring a piece of historical art to life!  While learning basic theatrical skills, students will also perform writing exercises, learn about history, discover the story behind a work of art, and work as a team to create their theatrical piece, which will be performed for friends and family at the end of class. 
 Production Camp:  The Civil War in York County
 Ages:  10-16
July 13-17;9:00-3:00
Fee:  $150

Bring York's role in the Civil War to life AND develop skills in line memorization, stage presence, confidence, and projection.  Campers will work on an original historical play focusing on the Confederate Invasion of York, the Underground Railroad, and notable citizens of the county during the Civil War. The show will be cast and performed for parents and friends at the end of the camp. 

Living Wax Museum:  Historical Figures
Ages:  7-10
July 27-31; 9:00-12:00
Fee:  $75

Did you see "night at the Museum?"  Well, get ready to be part of an actual living museum! Campers will study historical figures, develop a theatrical presentation, and perform at a gallery sharing at the end of camp, where parents and friends can learn about these historical figures. Learn history and explore basic theatrical skills such as confidence, stage presence, and projection. 

Living History Through Art
Ages:  11-16
July 27-31; 1:00-5:00
Fee:  $100
Get inspired by historical artwork!  Using guided improvisations, brainstorming sessions, and writing exercises, campers will create a theatrical piece inspired by historical art.  Learn basic theatrical skills like teamwork, stage presence, and projection while learning the history behind an artistic piece.  Parents and friends will be invited to see a performance at the end of class.
Rainbow Crow
Ages:  6-9
August 3-7; 9:00-12:00
Fee:  $75
Campers will enter the world of the Lenape Indian and discover the meaning of their favorite tales.  They will get to create, rehearse, and act out this story of how the crow saved all the other animals. This audience participation play will be performed for family and friends the last half hour of camp.
Hunters, Hooma, and Huckleberry Bread
Ages:  10-15
August 3-7; 1:00-5:00
Fee:  $100
Campers will discover what it was like living like an Indian.  In this script, a young girl travels back in time.  She has an adventure that leads to her understanding of the ways of Lenape Indians.  A stage reading for family and friends will be held the last half hour of camp.

Production Camp:  Walk a Week in Their Moccasins

Ages:  10-18
August 10-14; 9:00-3:00
Fee:  $150
Campers will have a whole week of intensive acting and Indian lore.  Through books, music, improvisation, and imagination, students will immerse themselves in the ways of the Lenape Indians.  A fully-costumed performance of "Hunters, Hooma, and Huckleberry Bread" will be performed for family and friends at the end of camp.


York County Heritage Trust
250 East Market Street, York, PA 17403
717.848.1587 (ph) • 717.812.1204 (fax)
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