TRTC’s Summer Drama Camp offers youth expert instruction |

TRTC’s Summer Drama Camp offers youth expert instruction

CARBONDALE – Enrollment for TRTC’s Young People’s Summer Drama Camp is underway.All classes take place in the new theater building in downtown Carbondale. Sessions are available for children ages 5-7, 8-10 and 11-14.Teachers include multi-talented musician Jane Robertson, a Screen Actors Guild member who has studied with Lee Strasberg (Actors Studio, NYC & LA), and has worked with Second City and the LaMama Theater Company.The camp’s teacher for the “Let’s Pretend!” creative drama classes is Nancy Ball, TRTC’s education coordinator. She recently retired from 18 years of teaching drama and six years as drama department chairperson in the Evanston, IIl., public schools. She founded, directed and acted in TiddlyWinks Youtheatre and Black Hawk Children’s Theatre in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, Iowa. Ball has a master’s degree in speech/theater from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s in fine arts in drama and theater for youth from Arizona State University. Ball toured with Stage One: The Louisville, Ky., Children’s Theatre, and taught “Drama for Classroom Teachers” at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, and University of Wisconsin, Madison.As part of TRTC’s mission to ensure anyone can participate in the Young People’s Summer Drama Camp, the theater company offers partial scholarships for those in need. Children enrolled in their school’s free lunch program qualify. Contact Lon Winston at 963-8200 about the scholarships and to learn more about TRTC’s programming, the theater season, and special events. Also, visit further information or to enroll in classes, call 963-1168 or 618-9932 or send an e-mail to

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