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Drama Camp Aug. 5

Hello, theatre friends! Today we have a warm-up with Ethan Vance teaching a breathing technique, Lynn Cutler teaching about saying lines well, and a zoom performance for you to enjoy. If you create your own zoom performance (with this script or another one, check the library or look online), we’d love to have you share it in the Facebook comments or email it to Lynn (lynnjcutler@gmail.com) and she will share it!
The script for the zoom performance is here:
If you’d like to find out more about breathing techniques, check out this link: https://copingskillsforkids.com/deep-breathing-exercises-for-kids  
Special thanks to Arlyn Stuart, Denise Gregory, Lonnie Appleby, Jimmy Beyer, Hannah Cutler, Emily Cutler, Rhea Cutler, Hanna Kendall, and Chris Brown for performing!
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Drama Camp Aug. 4

Post: Hello, Drama Campers! Today, Lynn Cutler will teach you a warmup and then you’ll see two choreography videos. You can pick a dance to learn and then make a video to share with us by posting it in the Facebook comments (or just share the dance with friends and family). If you would rather make up your own dance using some of the steps from the videos, that would be FANTASTIC.

When you do the dances, here’s the music for the choreography: Broadway Bigwig (Elyse): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z6geARWaeA Swing Time (Natalie): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDDfWDvVROI

Special thanks today to all of the Cutler kids, De Haan kids, Zylstra kids, Elyse Parisee, and Natalie Henry.  

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Video: https://youtu.be/D72FUwZYiUA

Welcome to Union Street Players’ Drama Camp! Today we are going to do a warmup with some special guests and then Suzi Jones will teach about mime. We are excited for you to practice acting without words and create your own mime sketch.We’d love to have you post a video of your mime to the Facebook comments!

Here’s a coloring sheet of a mime for you to print and color:


If you’d like to review the slideshow, here’s a link for that:


Thanks to Hanna Kendall, Ellie Roorda, Molly Boldt, and the Williams kids for your help! 

Video: https://youtu.be/b0zfB5ZB-xQ


The heart of Drama Camp every year is creating and performing our own plays. In this video, Ethan Vance will guide our virtual campers through that process. You will find that working collaboratively as a group and being in person makes this process much easier to explain and work through, but we hope you will follow along and let your creativity flow!

Here is a check list of the steps to take, in order, to make sure you are on the right track at home:


There’s also a link to a sample script from a past year: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-zeNspHDjDZC0aWtgV88O0-HnOPjuYKQ/view?usp=sharing

Best of luck, and everyone at Union Street Players is excited and rooting for you. Don’t be scared to share your plays! We would love to see your beautiful and jaw dropping at-home performances! Post them in the comments on Facebook or email them to Lynn and she will share them (lynnjcutler@gmail.com).

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Drama Camp

Here is a reminder to get your drama camp T-shirts ordered.

Drama Camp T-Shirts

You can purchase Drama Camp 2020 t-shirts here: https://uspdramacamp2020.itemorder.com/sale

Order by Sunday, July 26. T-shirts can be picked up at the Community Center on Saturday, August 8, from 10-2 or contact camp directors Lynn Cutler (lynnjcutler@gmail.com) or Suzi Jones (Suzanne.jones@pellaschools.org) to make other arrangements.

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We are going to go ahead and hold auditions for “Elf, The Musical”.  Please be advised that we will adhere to the guidelines put forth by the Public Health Department and we may need to cancel the show, if Covid 19 numbers rise substantially in our area.

Those who audition will need to perform simple choreography, as taught by the choreographers during auditions.  We will have you read excerpts from the script for the roles you desire.  Children will sing “Away In The Manger”.  Young adults and Adults will choose between “Joy To The World”, “Silent Night” or “O Come All Ye Faithful”.

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2020 USP Drama Camp

Here is the link to our announcement for the 2020 USP Drama Camp – and it is totally free!  T-shirts can also be ordered from the link that will be sent out soon.  These will have a cost of $15 each.  What a fun way to share our love of theatre, even though we cannot be together in person this year.