Welcome to CYT Houston’s 2023 Summer Stock Experience! Summer Stock Backstage Ninjas is an intensive, immersive two-week workshop designed to teach and hone the skills necessary to be part of the backstage and technical crew for our Summer Stock production, Seussical, Jr.
Please also note: Backstage Ninja students are required to have a higher level of maturity suitable for working with power tools and backstage sets. Please consider if this is an appropriate camp for your child.
Being on stage is only one aspect of a show, and an actor is only as good as her crew. As a Summer Stock Backstage Ninja, you will learn how to provide the support needed to make a show possible in this behind-the-scenes technical intensive.
Outcome and Goals:
- Learn the basics of lighting and how to operate a light board
- Learn the basics of light design including mixing colors
- Learn how to run a soundboard and the basics of mixing
- Learn the basics of Set Design and Back Stage Managing
- Learn how to determine costume needs based on the script, including the year and season in which the play takes place, and the setting and location of the play
- Learn how to read the script for notes about props and learn how to find props that fit the needs of the actions in a show.
This Summer Stock camp is designed to teach skills and highlight the talents of the behind-the-scenes crew. Our qualified staff provides the best in theater knowledge with an emphasis on Christian values. You too can be part of this exciting adventure In the Jungle of Nool!!
Students will attend this camp from 9:00 am-3:00 pm Monday through Friday for the two-week period.
There will be two performances of Seussical, Jr. on the second Saturday, at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
The Backstage Ninjas are critical to the success of the Summer Stock performances, so they need to attend both shows to perform their jobs on the performance day.
* This particular camp will count towards a student's Decathlon award as two specialty classes.