Monday to Friday
Ages: Elementary-Middle School
Prerequisite: Beginning or advanced acting classes or consent of instructor, prior to enrollment
This camp will focus on the elements of comedic acting with sessions in comedic character creation, character make-up, comedic body movement such as falling/tripping, comedic timing, jokes, and more. A showcase will be held at the end of the sessions.
Minimum Class size: 5
Instructor: Cameron Carlson with CAPS Instructors
Cameron is a career educator and coach and holds a BA in Secondary English Education with endorsements Speech and Theater, a Masters degree in Educational Administration and Supervision, and an Educational Doctorate in Educational Leadership, all from Wichita State University. As a debate and forensics coach, he has coached state and regional champions and had teams perform in national tournaments. In addition to coaching, Cameron has been on stage in over 100 productions and has been recognized by the Mary Jane Teall awards.
Cameron established Carlson Acting & Performance Services (CAPS) in 2017 to continue a four-generation long theater education and support services tradition, dating back to Vaudeville. His family has started or supported theater performance companies in California, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, and most recently in Kansas through the MADCAP Comedy & Improv Troupe, the professional performance arm of CAPS. Cameron’s passion for theater education is complemented by a team of other educators who assist with lesson planning, course delivery, and performance-based assessment. Offering specific, positive, and supportive feedback is a hallmark of CAPS.