Art has the power to hold a mirror up to the reality we live in and as artists we are often agents of change. In this theatre camp, teens will have the opportunity to explore social issues they care about and create powerful theatre around them. How can we fuse art and activism together? Join us for a week of diving deep to create theatre that does more than entertain but also informs, engages and challenges our points of view. We will explore what it means to be an active and engaged citizen of the world. Through collaboration, improv, and community building, this camp is for those artists and actors who have something to say and want their voices to be heard.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Kasia Klimiuk is a New York-based performance artist, teaching artist, director and arts administrator. Kasia has been performing in various mediums for over 24 years, as an improviser, actor, dancer, and singer. She received her MA in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York and recently received her NY State Initial Certification in Theatre through the Educational Theatre program at the City College of New York. Over the last ten years, she has been working as a director and producer with her own theatre company, Our Fabulous Variety Show (OFVS), which she co-founded with Anita Boyer in October 2010. The company has produced over 26 theatrical productions and small showcases throughout the eastern end of Long Island since its inception, with both Kasia’s choreography and direction, and working with both youth and professional performers. She has also co-written six original plays with OFVS. The theatre company has been awarded as the Best Theatre Group on the South Fork of Long Island by Dan’s Papers since 2013 and continues to create unique theatrical experiences and provide educational programming to youth each year. She is the Teeny Awards Coordinator for East End Arts as of September 2019 and produced the first ever virtual Teeny Awards ceremony (Tony Awards of eastern Long Island high school theatre) in July 2020 at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center. She also works at Gordon Brothers as an inventory appraiser; and as a teaching artist with OFVS, East End Arts, New York City Children’s Theater, IlluminArt Productions, Marquis Studios and Imaginarium Theater Collective, an educational applied theater company she co-founded in 2017 with Sarah Law. She has a great deal of experience devising original work, with improvisation workshops, and facilitating theater programs for young people aged pre-k to 12 as well as with adults. Since the start of the pandemic, she has been adapting her theatrical workshops and classes to virtual settings, producing interactive theatrical videos, developing remote curriculum with teaching artists, and produced four virtual variety shows presented on Zoom with her theatre company. She believes theatre has the power to transform and transcend into all aspects of our lives.
This camp will be held OUTDOORS and will follow all current COVID-19 regulations for the health and safety for all participants.
200 Main St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963