Dane and Lizzy attended Acting Camp in downtown Austin this week. It was part of the "Austin Children's Theater" summer program. They LOVED it! ("It was AWESOME," Dane says.) It was a full day camp with many creative activities every day- acting games, dancing, art, blocking, etc. The theme of the camp was World Explorer's so they were also learning about history.
Each day the kids were broken into small groups for the activities. Without even knowing it, when they played the acting and imagination games, they were writing their group skit that was performed on Friday for parents.
Dane's group focused on the Marco Polo and Marie Curie. Below is a map they drew that went along with the group skit
He begins by setting the scene for the audience.
The girl in purple is Marie Curie. The girl in the pink apron has a hurt arm.
They made it just in time.
Now all they want is lunch!
Here are two small snippets of video. Hard to understand but it's a little something!
Here are a few pictures of Lizzy's group skit. Their skit was about Lewis and Clark and Louise Boyd. Lizzy had a dual role, a Nasa employee and a moon mouse.
The fight scence.
Success! They saved the moon!
A final call for all camp actors and their counselors. There was lots of cheering and hooting from the audience!
Dane can't wait for next summer. He wants to go back.... maybe for 2 or 3 weeks!