Alabama State University’s weeklong theatre camp for kids culminated Saturday evening (June 24) with a showcase performance for family and friends at ASU’s Leila Barlow Theatre, located at the corner of North University Drive and South Jackson Street.
"Camp 3T, or Teaching Through Theatre, is a beautiful opportunity for our youth to let their light shine. It offers experience for individuals who want to work onstage and backstage. In just one week, they complete a total production which includes acting, singing, dancing, costuming, and technical theatre. They make us proud," said Dr. Wendy R. Coleman, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (COVPA).
About 56 emerging youth actors, ages 13-18, who participated in ASU's Camp 3T, stepped out onto the stage and performed in the production “Social Media: The Trial of the Century.”
“The students come from Texas, Atlanta, California, all over,” said Dr. Wendy Coleman, dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (COVPA).
Coleman said the camp is designed to build character, self-confidence and self-discipline through the performing arts.
“They go through an intensive program as the students are given a true collegiate experience by residing on campus for the duration of the program,” added Coleman.
COVPA also offers two other summer camps: TAPS (Theater Artists Performing School), for ages 6 through 12 and Camp G.I.F.T.E.D. (Giving Individuals Freedom to Express Diversity), a day camp for ages 13-21, specifically designed persons with special needs.
All the camps offer training, instruction and fun for youth, whether they seek professional instruction in acting onstage, working in production backstage or in any of the other skills and professions that support the arts.
Alabama State University (ASU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award bachelor’s, master’s, education specialist and doctorate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of ASU may be directed in writing to SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga., 30033-4097, or by calling 404-679-4500 or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.SACSCOC.org)