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Summer day camps at Mesa Public Library

Post Date:05/30/2019 2:18 PM
  • Lead Mesa Public Library is offering free summer day camps for kids and teenagers interested in writing and theater. For more, visit www.mesalibrary.org

Mesa Public Library is offering free summer day camps for kids and teenagers interested in writing and theater. All of the writing workshops are at the Main Library, 64 E. First St., and are presented by Arizona’s Young Writers Foundation. All of the theater workshops are at the Red Mountain Library, 635 N. Power Road and are presented by librarian Jeselyn Templin, who has a theater background.

The following camps are in June:

WRITING CAMP FOR KIDS AND TEENS
Friday June 7, 14, 21, 28 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Main Library
Join Arizona's Young Writers Foundation for this four-session camp designed to teach and reinforce the basics of creative writing. Each week will build on the next, so please only register if you are able to attend all four sessions. Registration is open now - June 7.

THEATER DAY CAMP: MONOLOGUES AND SCENES
Tuesday through Friday
June 18-28 | 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Red Mountain Library
With a performance on:
Saturday June 29 | 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Red Mountain Library
Become an actor, writer, director, stage manager, or all of the above! Participants will work with an instructor with a 15-year playwriting and performing background to write original monologues and scenes based on real-life experiences and collaborate to put together a show to perform at the end for family and friends on June 29. Beginners are welcome! Ages 12-18. Registration is open now - June 15.

THEATER DAY CAMP PRESENTS: #REALTALK
Saturday Jun 29 | 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Red Mountain Library
The participants of Red Mountain's "Monologues and Scenes" Theater Day Camp have written, cast, directed, and produced a full-length show entitled #RealTalk. In this performance, they will present the results of all their hard work. Following the performance, the cast will host an audience Q&A. Bring the whole family and get ready to applaud!


The following camps are in July:

THEATER DAY CAMP: TEN MINUTE PLAYS
Tuesday through Friday
July 9-19 | 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Red Mountain Library
With a performance on:
Saturday July 20 | 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Red Mountain Library
Become an actor, writer, director, stage manager, or all of the above! Participants will work with an instructor with a 15-year playwriting and performing background to create an original play, from characters to costumes, then perform it for family and friends on July 20. Beginners are welcome! Ages 12-18. Registration is open June 18 - July 9.

THEATER DAY CAMP PRESENTS: TEN MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL
Saturday July 20 | 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Red Mountain Library
The participants of Red Mountain's Theater Day Camp have written, cast, directed and produced their own ten minute plays. Come see the results of all their hard work! Following the performance, the cast will host an audience Q&A.

WRITING CAMP FOR KIDS AND TEENS
Friday July 5, 12, 19, 26 | 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Main Library
This workshop is designed to teach and reinforce the basics of creative writing. Each week will build on the next, so please only register if you are able to attend all four sessions. Presented by Arizona's Young Writers Foundation. Ages 10-18. Registration is open June 13 - July 3.

MAGAZINE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS AND TEENS
Friday July 5, 12, 19, 26 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Main Library
In this workshop you will write and create your own online magazine. Each week will build on the next, so please only register if you are able to attend all four sessions. Presented by Arizona's Young Writers Foundation. Ages 10-18. Registration is open June 13 - July 3.

While all of the camps and workshops are free, registration is required. For more information, visit www.mesalibrary.org.

 

Library
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699
kevin.christopher@mesaaz.gov  


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