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UVU Noorda Theatre Center Summer Camp Empowers Children And Teens

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May 20, 2013

For Immediate Release

University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert

Written by: John Newman

The Noorda Theatre Center for Children & Youths will host its annual Theater Summer Camp for kids June 3-28 in the Noorda Regional Theatre complex on the Utah Valley University campus. The camp is for young people ages pre-school through high school.

The annual Noorda Theatre Summer Camp emerged from the vision of Lewena “Tye” Noorda, a local arts patron and philanthropist, who wanted to help young people communicate with courage and clarity. Her childhood experiences with theatre and speech instilled her with life-long confidence, and she wanted to ensure the same kinds of experiences for today’s children and youth. The title theme of this summer’s camp is “Discovering Courage.”

John Newman, the director of the Noorda Theatre Center, says that the curriculum in this year’s camp came as feedback from last year’s participants.

“We have scheduled almost all of our courses in convenient, one-week, three-hour blocks,” Newman said.

Classes presented during the summer camp include acting, production backstage skills, public speaking, Shakespeare, playwriting, stage combat, storytelling and puppetry. For the first time ever, the Noorda Theatre Center Summer Camp will include classes for parents to participate in while their children are attending their own classes. The camp will also include a course on auditioning for high school students and adults.

To register or for more information on the 2013 Noorda Theatre Center Summer Camps, visit uvu.edu/ce or call 801-863-8012.Tuition reductions are available for participants with financial need. Tuition for most weeklong classes is $95 when registering by May 29.

Young people ages pre-school through high school are invited to the Noorda Theatre’s annual Theater Summer Camp June 3-28 at Utah Valley University.

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