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Summer Stars Theater Arts Camp

Summer Stars Theater Arts Camp

A fun weekly program exploring the magic of theater and art!

Summer Stars is back in 2018 for ages 9 – 14! We are a small, friendly camp focusing on creating art and theater, making friends, working together, providing engaging individualized and small group experiences. Open to children of all abilities.

The camp is held at MV Playhouse, 24 Church Street in downtown Vineyard Haven from 9 am until 1 pm, Monday through Friday. Each Friday afternoon there will be a performance for family and friends, usually in the theater’s lobby performance space.There are 5 one-week sessions beginning July 9 and ending August 10 (see weekly themes below). During the week of July 23-27, we will be adding in a session for “Little Stars” ages 6-8, (9 am – 11 am Monday thru Thursday, 9 am – 1 pm on Friday).  Thank you!

Click here to register your child for SUMMER STARS

Click here to register your child for LITTLE STARS  OR 508-696-6300


About Your Instructors!

Katherine Reid: As a native to Martha’s Vineyard, I began my career in theatre at just 8 years old in SUMMER STARS! From then until age 14, I attended SUMMER STARS as a camper, and at 15, I became a Junior Counselor. I love this camp, as it sparked my passion for the theatrical arts, and has helped me determine the path I want to take in my life and career. I am entering my senior year at the University of Vermont, after which I will complete my B.A. in Theatre with a double minor in Art and Anthropology. Since my work at Summer Stars, I have worked with children across the arts and have always been an advocate for the importance of arts education. The arts and creativity are imperative to the development of not only a more well-rounded human, but importantly to that of empathy. Empathy is the keystone to connection with others and understanding those who come from different backgrounds than ourselves. Theatre is a medium through which we can bridge that gap between each other through empathy and compassion. I’m so excited to be running SUMMER STARS this season, and giving our stars the opportunity to shine!!


Toby Jon Esposito: I was already 14 years old when I auditioned for my first role at my regional high school. The show was Les Misérables and I did it as an opportunity to overcome my fear of public speaking. Ever since then I’ve never missed an opportunity to audition for a show. Currently I am attending the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont as an incoming senior Theatre major. I am so excited to be spending my summer on Martha’s Vineyard, sharing my love of theatre with our campers.








Weekly Themes!

• Week One: EEK! It’s Ancient Greek Week!

July 9-13
Where did theater start? Back to Ancient Greece we go to explore the
origins of comedy and tragedy, masks and myth – and have some fun along the way!

• Week Two: Shaking Up Shakespeare!

July 16-20
What could possibly make Shakespeare even better? Watching mayhem
unfold as characters from Shakespeare’s greatest works collide! What could go wrong?

• Week Three: Folk Tales From Afar

July 23-27
We’ve all heard the tales of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf.
But every culture has its own stories, folktales, and fables. This year, we’ll take
a theatrical trip to the Middle East, exploring the beautiful and exotic world of
Arabian folktales.

• Week Four: Acting Out Art

July 30-August 3
Every painting tells a story, and a picture is worth a thousand words. This
week, we will be bringing works of art to vivid life on the stage!

• Week Five: Marvelous Midsummer Musical

August 6-10
Whether you sing in public or just in the shower, this musical is for
everyone, stage-shy to spotlight-ready. Joining us for the week will be a special
guest music director to help us create and perform our own original musical!

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