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CT-A hosts theater camp for youth
by Steve Beavers
Jun 19, 2014 | 239 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Area youngsters are getting a taste of theatre.

Two weeks worth.

Corinth Theatre-Arts is introducing the young individuals to several aspects of theatre through June 27. Nineteen signed up for the camp which started Monday.

"The camp is a wonderful way of letting kids come together with different groups," said camp instructor Twila Bridges. "All of them work on a goal and become best friends while accomplishing it."

Bridges stepped in to make sure the show went on after former CT-A Artistic Director Cris Skinner resigned to take a new job.

"It had to go on," said Bridges, who has been part of the local theatre since 1989. "I didn't want to let the kids down and I owe a big thanks to Margaret Mathis and Lesley Petty for helping."

"CT-A is a wonderful family activity," added Bridges. "It's a thing people can do as an entire family."

Camp counselors Mikaela Hancock, Katelyn Mathis and Leah Petty have also lended a hand in the camp, according to Bridges.

"I really enjoy seeing kids learn theatre," said Hancock, a third-year counselor.

The junior portion of the camp goes from 9 a.m. to noon both weeks. Senior camp, ages 12-18, is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

"We have been covering using their imagination and how to concentrate and observe," said Bridges during the third day of the camp on Wednesday.

The camp instructor also plans to incorporate at least three fairy tales into the camp show.

"We are going to think outside the box," she said. "My plan is to adapt the fairy tales to a modern day story."

The camp show is slated to take place June 26 at 6 p.m. The public is invited to the show at no cost, but donations will be accepted.

Campers are in need of old magazines or scrapbooking supplies. If anyone would like to donate the items, they can do so by dropping them off at the CT-A and marking them "theatre camp."
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