Summer Theatre 2017 Grades 3-12
Those who know your name trust in you,
for you, O Lord, do not abandon those who search for you.
– Psalm 9:10
Fractured Fairy Tales!
Yes, that’s right, we’re doing some damage to a few fairy tales and making them rock! You get to choose characters, costumes, make up and add some fun. We’ll learn cool stuff about acting and throw it all together in a show on Thursday! Meet new friends, bring some friends, have some fun 🙂
Location: North Valley Baptist Church (32715 Cherry Ave, Mission, BC – with the big ole long driveway!) Near the Cherry Hill Corner Store on Cedar St
July 3-9 Student Leader, Volunteer and Summer Staff Training
July 10-13 Teen Theatre Camp 9-12:00 (Grades 7-12)
July 17-20 Kids Theatre Camp 9-12:00 (Grades 3-6) FULL
July 24-27 Musical Theatre Teen Camp 9-12:00 (Grades 7-12)
July 31 – August 3 Musical Theatre Kids Camp 9-12:00 (Grades 3-6)
Early Bird Registration: $50 per camp (Please make cheques out to YOUTH UNLIMITED, not Jesters) Mail to Youth Unlimited c/o Sharon Wiebe 32379 McBride Ave, Mission BC V2V 6A2
Latecomers Registration: (after June 26): $60
Financial Assistance: If you require financial assistance, please don`t hesitate to ask about it on your registration form!
Student Leaders at Kids Camps may attend Kids Camp for free.
For more information on being a student leader, click here.
There may be students in the Teen Camp going into Grade 7 who wish to attend the kids camps, and this is fine. We do not however accept Grade six students in the Teen Camp. There are 30 spots available per camp.
Thursdays class will include lunch and a show will be presented at 12:30 pm for parents and friends.
Optional Bible Studies: Want to learn more about God or the Bible? On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, those who wish to stay from 12:30 – 1:15 for a Bible Study Question and Answer are welcome to do so. Sign ups will be available on the Monday of each camp and Lunch will be Provided.
Program Director: Ellie Forsyth aka “Giselle”
This is Ellie’s second summer at Jesters Theatre and she’s so very happy to be back! This is especially true because of Jesters’ fairy tale themes for the summer – think of all the magical realms we can explore through theatre! Ellie loves acting, singing, and dancing, and has been involved in performing arts for the last 16 years. She studies at TWU during the school year. If she found a genie in a magic lamp, she would probably use one of her wishes to play Jane Porter in the musical Tarzan, or travel to China, or maybe to become more decisive… It would also be nice to have a magic carpet. Thankfully, genies offer three wishes instead of just one!
Assistant Program Director: Alex Miller aka “Flynn Rider”
Alex is excited to return to Jesters this summer for a chance to reenact some of the best tales the fantasy world has to offer! He loves music, Disney, and working with youth, and these camps let him enjoy all three. During the summer you can find him playing his instruments, enjoying the great outdoors, or delving into his imagination to help Jesters rewrite some fairytale classics! Alex is eager to work with the many wonderful, zany, and talented students and staff he will encounter before returning to Trinity Western University in the fall to study Education—but until then, he can’t wait to see you at Jesters!
Artistic Director: Sharon Wiebe aka “Jester”
Sharon created Jesters Theatre in 2011 with the desire to see a safe
place for students to learn about Theatre, make friends and build confidence. She is excited about the team this year and looking forward to meeting new friends and reuniting with old ones at our camps! Our lives are sometimes like a fractured fairy tale in that they turn out differently than we first expected! Changes can be very difficult, but together we can face them and thrive. See you at camp!
Theatre Manager: Tiani Foster aka “Tinkerbell”
Tiani has been with Jesters as one of the permanent staff since Fall 2015, and loves the joyful, uplifting community here. She has had a passion for theatre for most of her life, and takes particular delight in fairy tales! It it actually a lifelong dream of hers to be a fairy; if that never comes to pass, she will also settle for being a princess. Or possibly a quirky sidekick. Some of her other joys include picnics, thunderstorms, and anything with cinnamon.
Student Staff: Alia Riesen aka “Cinder”
Alia is incredibly stoked to be working at Jesters again this summer. She has been with Jesters since 2011 and grew up acting with Jesters. Alia adores all things fairy tales and Disney, so she could not be more excited for the camps this summer. Fun fact, when Alia was nine she was in a theatre production of Aladdin, and loved it. She has loved theatre ever since. Alia can’t wait to see new and old faces this summer.
Student Staff: Riley Wiebe aka “Alice”
Riley will be working as staff for the first time at Jesters Theatre this summer! She has been a student leader in Jesters’ camps, and Fall Theatre for several years. Now she is excited to have this new position with more responsibility. Jesters has been a big part of her life; it has helped her grow in her acting abilities, and grow as a person. Riley loves writing stories, laughing, singing, doodling, telling random jokes, and acting! If you see Riley, you should tell her your favourite joke, ask her for a high five, or give her a cat. Any of these would make her day!