Theatre Arts – Entering Grades 4-8

Fessenden Summer Camps

Theater Arts Camp – Entering Grades 4-8

Campers who attend this week long Theater Arts Camp are fully immersed in the theater world. From vocal exercises to skit creation to building props and sets, there isn’t an aspect of the play that isn’t touched on during camp.

Campers will explore their creativity and expand their acting, singing, and dancing skills.  From audition preparation to opening night, all campers will learn what it takes to produce a stage show.

Our budding actors will hone their skills through the study of improvisation, singing, dancing, stage combat, and overall performance artistry. This camp is taught by a highly-experienced teacher and director, in a fun and safe environment. 

We strive to have a balance of ages, and a mix of boys and girls, in the camp.  This impacts the number of spaces available for a given age or gender in the camp.

Meet the Director

Paul Perez
Theatre Camps Director
(5 years at Fessenden)

Paul is the Drama and Musical Theatre Teacher at The Fessenden School.  He is also a writer, director, actor, teacher and theatre administrator. His writing credits include the March 2003 Off Broadway production of Heat Lightning. His piece FAB was selected for the ASCAP workshop under the direction of Stephen Schwartz. In 2007 and 2012, FAB was produced at The 59East 59 Theaters in New York City and in the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  In 2018, GEEK The Musical, was produced at 59E59 Theaters and The Edinburgh Festival Fringe to rave reviews.

As the Executive Director of the Infinity Repertory Theatre Company, he has had the pleasure of directing The Arabian Nights, Metamorphoses, as well as Godspell, Romeo and Juliet, and Reckless. Other directing credits include the Off-Broadway productions of Dream City Twosome and Bea’s Nest, and two galas for the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts hosted by Richard Gere, Vanessa Williams, Kevin Spacey and Gregory Hines.

My favorite musical is…

Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

In my free time…

I enjoy reading plays and novels, watching movies, playing guitar, and playing with my dog.

What I love about teaching theatre is…

Everything.  I love working with children and giving them a chance to experience theatre.  I would like for them to fall in love with this art form.