Gallery 7 is offering performance camps for kids

Summer Drama Blast will run in July

Abbotsford’s Gallery 7 Theatre is offering children and teens the opportunity to delve into the theatrical world at the group’s ninth annual Summer Drama Blast program in July.

“Summer Drama Blast is an opportunity for children and teens to explore theatre with trained and experienced theatre artists,” said Gallery 7 Theatre’s executive artistic director, Ken Hildebrandt.

For children ages six to 13, the course offers generalized performance camps that teach kids about basic and intermediate theatre skills such as blocking, line memorization and characterization. Each camp ends with a short performance.

Katherine Hill of Langley will lead Creative Explosions for age 6-7, Megan Mackenzie of Abbotsford will lead Dramatic Rumblings for ages 8-9, Carissa Boynton of Mission leads Stage Eruptions for ages 10-11 and Annette Reilly of Vancouver leads Dynamite Playmakers for ages 12-13.

Young people aged 14-18 who are looking to build on their high-school theatre experience will benefit from specialized theatre camps such as Performance Intensive, Acting for the Camera with Annette Reilly, or Improvisation led by Cliff Prang. These topic-specific camps offer youth the opportunity to explore performance at a more advanced level from gifted theatre professionals.

Summer Drama Blast 2013 runs July 8-26 at the MEI School Campus, 4081 Clearbrook Rd.

For complete information on registration, call 604-504-5940 or visit gallery7theatre.com.