Summer Theatre

 Summer Theatre 2016 Grades 3-12

Theme Verse:  Proverbs 3:5-6  Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Memories from 2016:  Videos and pictures are posted on our FB page (July 2016)  Link is here


Location:  St Paul’s Presbyterian Church (8469 Cedar St. in Mission)
July 4-7  Student Leader, Volunteer and Summer Staff Training
July 11-14  May the Force Be With You Teen Theatre Camp 9-12:00
July 18-21  May the Force Be With You Kids Theatre Camp 9-12:00
July 25-28  Musical Theatre Teen Camp 9-12:00

August 1-4  Musical Theatre Kids Camp 9-12:00

$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

Grades 3-12


 Additional Notes:
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.

Our Summer Staff!

Program Director for Theatre and Musical Theatre Camps:  Sharon Wiebe “Dr LaRue”
P1100455Sharon is the founder of Jesters Theatre and truth be told is not really a Star Wars fan (sadly).  Apparently she’s outvoted by, well, most of the world, so she’s happy to join the fun at Summer Theatre this year as Shmi!  Shmi is a mom too…do you know whose mom she is?  Sharon lives in Mission BC, is married to Dave and has 3 great kids:  Riley, Rahul and Macey.  She likes horses, gardening and snorkeling.

Assistant Program Director:  Becca Carsience “Rey”

Becca bioBecca is a long time lover of Theatre and Music and is super excited to join Jesters as an Assistant Director! Becca just finished her first year at Trinity Western University as a Corporate Communications major and is returning there in the fall.

She is a huge Star Wars fan (she’s watched all of the movies several times) and is excited to work with the summer theatre program. While she is a new member of the Jester’s family, Becca can’t wait to make new connections. She is looking forward to meeting everyone!

Assistant Program Director:  Aurelia Forsyth “Luminara”

Ellie is new to Jesters Theatre as of Summer, 2016, and she couldn’t Ellie Biobe more delighted.  She is a student at TWU, and a few of her favourite things are musical theatre, traveling, and using her imagination. You might like to know that both Dr. Seuss and Star Wars have had a significant impact on her life. (She’s spent many an hour reading Seuss’ stories, and many an afternoon in imaginary lightsaber duels and podraces with her siblings!) It is Ellie’s pleasure to welcome you to Jesters, where we will explore a galaxy far, far away…

Alia Bio PhotoStudent Staff:  Alia Riesen “Maz”

Alia has been in Jesters Theatre since the good old days back in 2011. She basically grew up with Jesters, and is super excited to be part of the camps this year. One of her favourite characters from Star Wars is Maz Kanata, the old lady with the funky glasses. Unlike Maz Kanata, Alia is just a bit taller than 4 foot 1, coming in around 5 foot 10. Not a big difference. Alia lives in Mission BC with her family and is totally stoked to be at Jesters Theatre camps this summer and seeing new and old faces.

Student Staff:  Alex Miller “Chewbacca”

Alex Miller HeadshotAlex has always loved music, theatre, and musical theatre, and cannot wait to work with Jesters this summer!  He’s looking forward to connecting with the other staff and students he will be working with through Jesters’ camps and hopes he can help them all have a great time enjoying theatre.  Alex just graduated from high school this spring and will be attending Trinity Western University in the fall to study Philosophy, but he’s excited to participate in their theatre productions throughout his program.  “Star Wars” was a huge part of his growing up, and Alex is very pleased to invite you to join Jesters for a summer adventure!

Student Staff:  Kiana Lum “Falcon”

Kiana has been apart of Jesters Theatre since the very beginning. Jedi Master KianaShe has enjoyed every aspect of Jesters, “each year just gets better and better.” She is exited to be apart of summer theatre this year, as she is a true star wars fan. When asked to choose between Han Solo and Luke Skywalker the answer is always… Han Solo! Her favourite character to play is the “bad guy” because she is just the opposite. Kiana can’t wait to be back at summer theatre!

Support Staff:  Tiani Foster “Mothma”

Photoshoot - May 2016 107Tiani was the Stage Manager for Fall Theatre 2015, and is excited to be coming alongside Shmi as a full time, year-round Jesters staff! She is currently working hard on raising enough financial support to do so, but in the meantime will be popping by each camp to say hi, help out, and have some fun with the youth and volunteers! She can’t wait!

Tiani has a whole bundle of brothers, so she has been raised to love Star Wars.  A few of her other favourite things include picnics, thunderstorms, and anything with cinnamon.

Our Student Leaders!

Teah Lum:  “Jar Jar Binks”
Joel Neudorf:  “General Grievous”
Rahul Wiebe:  “Darth Vadar”



2015 Videos from UN – Despicable Me Teen Camp!

Throwback Theatre
That’s What I’m Talkin’ Bout
Banana Minion Army
Gru’s Group
Camp Song
The Weapons
Despicable Minions

2015 Videos from UN – Despicable Me Kids Week 1 Camp!

Cookie Robots
Minions Assemble
The Minions
T hat’s What I’m Talkin’ Bout!
Freeze Rays – Click on 3:00 minutes in to see skit!

2015 Videos from UN – Despicable Me Kids Week 2 Camp!

Awesome Minions
Crazy Minions
Banana Minions
Purple Minions
Mime with Margo
That’s What I’m Talkin Bout!

 Summer Theatre 2015 Information

Summer Theatre will be Mondays to Thursdays 9:30 – 12:30!  Term One will be theatre based and term two will be musical theatre!   We have one Teen Camp and two Kids Camps per Term.  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 20 spots available per camp.

Thursdays class will include lunch and a show will be presented at 1:30 pm for parents and friends.

Cost: $50 per camp (Please make cheques out to YOUTH UNLIMITED, not Jesters)

Term One – Mt Calvary Lutheran Church

  • July 6-9  Grades 7-12 Camp – FULL
  • July 13 – 16 Grades 3-6 Kids Camp – FULL
  • July 20-23  Grades 3-6 Kids Camp

Term Two – St Paul’s Presbyterian Church

  • July 27- 30  Grades 7-12 Teen Camp Musical Theatre
  • August 3-6 Grades 3-6 Kids Camp Musical Theatre
  • August 10 – 13  Grades 3-6 Kids Camp Musical Theatre

For more information on Student Leader Training, click here!

Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia:  Camperships provide funding to people with cerebral palsy to attend a day camp or recreation program. Aside from having to pay camp fees, many could not attend camp without the help of an attendant. For more details about the program and the application process, please visithttp://www.bccerebralpalsy.com/programs/camperships/


Finally, a theatre company that welcomes… chickens!