Summer Camps

Summer Camps 2020

This summer we are embarking on a NEW adventure! We will be exploring the unknown: new aspects of theater and performance arts that we have never explored before! Storytelling, producing radio theater shows and writing our own scripts will all be part of the adventure. Students will be challenged to develop new skills and delve into realms of untapped creativity.

HIGH SCHOOL ON-LINE CAMPS

SCRIPT WRITING WITH TORRY MARTIN:  June 15-19, 2020

STORYTELLING WITH RACHELLE DART:  June 15-19 or June 22-26, 2020

“COMPLAINT DEPARTMENT AND LEMONADE” WITH LISA KOLLMAN:  June 22-26, 2020

HIGH SCHOOL IN PERSON CAMPS

RADIO THEATER WITH LISA KOLLMAN: July 13-17, or 20-24, 2020

NEW!

VIRTUAL STORYTELLING CLASS WITH RACHELLE DART – FOR ADULTS!

June 23-27, 2020 (6 PM to 8 PM)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ON-LINE CAMPS

READER’S THEATER WITH ZACHARY ANVIK: June 15-19, 2020

MIDDLE SCHOOL IN PERSON CAMPS

STORYBOOK THEATER WITH ZACHARY ANVIK: July 13-17 or 20-24, 2020

JUNE ONLINE CAMPS 2020

We are offering on-line camps for both high school and middle school students in June!

All summer camps are subject to current COVID-19 restrictions and will be adjusted accordingly.

 

Storytelling with Rachelle Dart
High School On-line camp
 
Dates:
Camp 1: June 15-19 (1 PM to 3 PM)
Camp 2: June 22-26 (1 PM to 3 PM)
 
Synopsis

In this course we will be discovering the many ways the Craft of Traditional Oral Storytelling can support and increase the capacities of the performer.  Through the exploration of folktales, we will practice active listening, imagination, imagery, gesture, audience engagement and more! There will be live class time over Zoom, with guided discussion and group collaboration. In addition, there will be lessons with lectures and exercises for the students to complete in their own time on days without class meetings. At the end of the week, students will tell the story they have been exploring to the group.

Bio

Rachelle Dart is a theatre maker, traditional storyteller, teaching artist and Sonoran Desert dweller.  She earned a Bachelors in Theatre with a Concentration in Acting from Arizona State University and is a certified assistant teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. She is an Advanced Actor Combatant with the Society of American Fight Directors and is passionate about safe stage violence in education and performance. She apprenticed in the craft of storytelling with Irish storyteller Liz Weir, MBE. Her favorite thing in the whole world is listening to people tell stories and relishing creative practices where she gets to listen to stories as research.

Script Writing with Torry Martin and Lisa Kollman
High School On-line camp
 
Dates:
June 15-19, 2020 (10 AM – noon)
 
Synopsis

In this on-line class Torry Martin will give students the building blocks to begin writing their own scripts! His 90 minute session will train them in practical script writing techniques, which they will then implement during the class to produce fully developed scripts under the supervision of Lisa Kollman.

 

Bio

Torry Martin is an award-winning actor, screenwriter, and comedian. He is also the author of “Of Moose and Men” published by Harvest House Publishing and the creator of the character of Wooton Basset for Focus on the Family’s “Adventures in Odyssey.” Martin has written 11 full feature length scripts with co-writer Marshal Younger, including “Heaven Bound”,  “The Matchbreaker” and “Christmas on the Range”. His most recent acting roles were in the Taylor Swift parody of “The Office”, Hallmark’s “The Ultimate Legacy”, and the feature films “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone”, “Skid”, “Mountain Top” and “Heaven Bound”.
"Complaint Department and Lemonade" with Lisa Kollman
High School On-line camp
 
Dates:
June 22-26, 2020 (10 AM to noon)
 
Synopsis:
From start to finish, we will be putting on a full 40 minute show….online… in a week!
 
In this rapid succession of duet scenes and a clever concept of rotating each complainant into the staff position, each character not only airs their own grievances, but must also focus on someone else’s problem and assist them with their complaint.   (www.pioneerdrama.com)
 
 
Bio
Lisa Kollman is a drama teacher, director, and mom of a graduate with a degree in Theatre. Having pursued theatre as a teenager, and into college, she then married her HS sweetheart (whom she also met on the stage)…. you could say her “love of theatre” runs in the family! Over the years she wrote scripts for church Christmas shows, and directed several children’s programs. She has been a director with MoezArt Productions for 7 years and is also the Educational Director. In her free time she still enjoys being on the stage but her passion is working with the students. She has had the joy and privilege of helping them discover and grow their gifts and talents, and learn to “Glorify God through the Arts.” And if you ask her, she will tell you that she is blessed to have the best job in the world!
 
Reader's Theater with Zachary Anvik
Middle School On-line class
 
Dates:
Camp: June 15-19, 2020 (10 AM to noon)
 
Synopsis

Our June camp will be fully online, taught through Zoom. The main focus is going to be on storytelling without physical interaction, through our reader’s theater! So, we will have a group piece from a children’s book that everyone will work on. We will be covering character talking, posture, and narrating BUT also an individual portion where students will work on a monologue to enhance their memorization and solo performance. I am very excited to see students grow as storytellers and in turn stronger actors. We will also take some breaks to play games through Zoom to express the student’s creativity!

Bio

Zachary Anvik is a teacher, choreographer, dancer and improv actor who loves to pass on his knowledge to his students at MoezArt! His love of movement and dancing has enabled him to create and teach choreography for many MoezArt shows, while at the same time he continues to learn as an artist himself. He is now MoezArt’s Artistic Director and is passionate about honoring God through the shows and classes offered at MoezArt.

 

JULY IN-PERSON CAMPS 2020

We are offering in-person one week camps for both high school and middle school students in July!

All summer camps are subject to current COVID-19 restrictions and will be adjusted accordingly.

 

Storybook Theater with Zachary Anvik
MIddle School In-person camp
 
Dates:
Camp 1: July 13-17 (9 AM to noon)
Venue: North West Valley Free Will Baptist Church – East Central Valley
Camp 2: July 20-24 (9 AM to noon)
Venue: Sun City West Christian Church – Northwest Valley
 
 
Synopsis

Working as a group to bring children’s stories to life!

Our July offering is a 1-week in-person camp with an ensemble emphasis. We will work on storytelling through movement and dialogue. We will be focusing on how to relate a story to the audience using an ensemble rather than just solo players. We will also have some monologue work to shape each performer in their skills. As a regular camp, we will have games and points for prizes!

 

Bio

Zachary Anvik is a teacher, choreographer, dancer and improv actor who loves to pass on his knowledge to his students at MoezArt! His love of movement and dancing has enabled him to create and teach choreography for many MoezArt shows, while at the same time he continues to learn as an artist himself. He is now MoezArt’s Artistic Director and is passionate about honoring God through the shows and classes offered at MoezArt.

 
Radio Theater with Lisa Kollman

High School In-person camp
 
Dates:
Camp 1: July 13-17 (9 AM to noon)
Venue: North West Valley Free Will Baptist Church – East Central Valley
Camp 2: July 20-24 (9 AM to noon)
Venue: Sun City West Christian Church – Northwest Valley
 
 
Synopsis

Creating radio theater experiences in one week!

Our July offering for the high school students will be 1-week in-person camps that allow the students to create radio theater shows using scripts written by our script writing class! The students will learn acting skills in the radio theater context, with an emphasis on voice, technique and expression!

Bio

Lisa Kollman is a drama teacher, director, and mom of a graduate with a degree in Theatre. Having pursued theatre as a teenager, and into college, she then married her HS sweetheart (whom she also met on the stage)…. you could say her “love of theatre” runs in the family! Over the years she wrote scripts for church Christmas shows, and directed several children’s programs. She has been a director with MoezArt Productions for 7 years and is also the Educational Director. In her free time she still enjoys being on the stage but her passion is working with the students. She has had the joy and privilege of helping them discover and grow their gifts and talents, and learn to “Glorify God through the Arts.” And if you ask her, she will tell you that she is blessed to have the best job in the world!

 

 

Summer Camp Fees:

On-line camps: $75

In person camps: $125

Registration deadline for July camps: Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

CONTACT:  Arlene Moe     Phone: 623-252-8831      Email: moezartpr@hotmail.com

The MoezArt summer theatre arts camp is something I look forward to every summer.  The leaders do a great job making the play come together, while also making the experience fun by playing improv and other theatre-related games. The shows are a challenge, but they are always very fun to perform. The theatre camp experience is one to be remembered.

Mark Gintz

Summer camp participant

My first summer camp, I played Stanley in Stanley the Stalwart Dragon. It was my first lead role and I was scared to death. The staff was encouraging and helpful. By the end of the two weeks, I fell in love with being the lead and working with new castmates and new directors. Summer camp is a great place to try new roles, meet new people from all over the valley, learn more about different aspects of theater such as costumes or sets, and enjoy the casual game, snack, and hang out times. Now that I have learned to love theater, one of my favorite parts of summer camp is the challenge of putting on a new show in just two weeks. Even if you are not sure if theater is your thing, Summer Camp is a place you can feel comfortable giving it a try. I have not missed one summer camp in 5 years.

Brenden Lawrence

Summer camp participant and counselor