Library to host youth drama camp


Jane Ferry acts out a Katniss from “The Hunger Games” during a charades at the Mount Airy Public Library in August 2014. The annual drama camp included a variety of activities to build confidence and collaboration which can be used in real life as well as on stage.


David Broyles | The News

Drama camp participant William Carpenter uses an almost trademark lightsaber flourish (from the Star Wars series of movies) as he plays charades at the Mount Airy Public Library in August 2014. The annual drama camp concluded with encouragement to children to use their skills to be confident, even when they may be a bit uncertain.


David Broyles | The News

Mount Airy Public Library Drama Camp participants have to use their teamwork skills to get everyone on three chairs as they play a version of the traditional cake walk where a chair, instead of a person is removed when the music stops playing. Camp director Angela Llewellyn encouraged the children to never loose their willingness to act like a child.


David Broyles | The News

A drama camp for youth ages seven to 18 will be held at the Mount Airy Public Library next week.

Those who wish to take part in the free program can attend any or all days from Aug. 1-5. The camp will get started each day at 4 p.m. and last for about an hour. No pre-registration is required.

“We’ll go long enough to give everyone a chance to participate,” said Angela Llewellyn, library program director.

Activities will consist of different games and skits each day.

“It’s to help them get comfortable being in front of people,” Llewellyn said, which is an important skill in any theatrical endeavor.

“It gives confidence.” Llewellyn said the drama camp is also good for meeting new friends with similar interests.

“We always laugh a lot at these things.”

Auditions

Auditions for the Dewey Decimal Players fall performance will be held at the library on Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. The youth acting troupe is open to ages 12 and up. Which show will be performed has yet to be determined, but the fall performance usually has a Halloween theme, Llewellyn said.

Jane Ferry acts out a Katniss from “The Hunger Games” during a charades at the Mount Airy Public Library in August 2014. The annual drama camp included a variety of activities to build confidence and collaboration which can be used in real life as well as on stage.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_MTA0809DramaCamp3.jpgJane Ferry acts out a Katniss from “The Hunger Games” during a charades at the Mount Airy Public Library in August 2014. The annual drama camp included a variety of activities to build confidence and collaboration which can be used in real life as well as on stage. David Broyles | The News

Drama camp participant William Carpenter uses an almost trademark lightsaber flourish (from the Star Wars series of movies) as he plays charades at the Mount Airy Public Library in August 2014. The annual drama camp concluded with encouragement to children to use their skills to be confident, even when they may be a bit uncertain.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_MTA0809DramaCamp2.jpgDrama camp participant William Carpenter uses an almost trademark lightsaber flourish (from the Star Wars series of movies) as he plays charades at the Mount Airy Public Library in August 2014. The annual drama camp concluded with encouragement to children to use their skills to be confident, even when they may be a bit uncertain. David Broyles | The News

Mount Airy Public Library Drama Camp participants have to use their teamwork skills to get everyone on three chairs as they play a version of the traditional cake walk where a chair, instead of a person is removed when the music stops playing. Camp director Angela Llewellyn encouraged the children to never loose their willingness to act like a child.
http://mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/web1_MTA0809DramaCamp1.jpgMount Airy Public Library Drama Camp participants have to use their teamwork skills to get everyone on three chairs as they play a version of the traditional cake walk where a chair, instead of a person is removed when the music stops playing. Camp director Angela Llewellyn encouraged the children to never loose their willingness to act like a child. David Broyles | The News
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