Creative Drama Camp brings young actors to TROY

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — This year’s Creative Drama Camp brought young aspiring actors to TROY’s campus.

The Creative Drama Camp is part of this year’s Summer Spotlight Series, hosted by TROY’s Department of Theatre and Dance and the Department of Art and Design.

“Summer Spotlight is a series of camps and programs and intensives that we do in the summer and it is for creative young people and adults in the arts,” said Summer Spotlight Director Tori Lee Averett.

During the week, participants learned about stage acting techniques and rehearsed for a showcase that was presented at the end of the week.

“Creative Drama Camp is our largest camp and the original camp of Summer Spotlight,” Averett explained. “This year we are presenting Aladdin, the Disney kids version of Aladdin, from Music Theater International.”

Averett told TrojanVision one of the best things about Summer Spotlight is its generational aspect.

“We have campers ages 8 to thirteen, we have TROY students who are their staff and their counselors, we have TROY alumni who are coming back to be guests teaching artists, we have parents who were TROY students who now send their children to Summer Spotlight.”

According to Averett, Summer Spotlight couldn’t be done without the support of the University and other Summer Spotlight members.

“We’re so grateful for the University to allow us to have these kinds of programs for our community. We have the little ones all the way up to these adults who just want to continue to give back to Summer Spotlight in whatever capacity they can. It’s a really special thing.”

Summer Spotlight 2023 continues with intensives that focus on Performance, Tech and Management, and Film. To learn more, visit Summer Spotlight’s website.