Summer camp June 26th - July 14th
Event Address: The Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers, 33901 (Corner of Second Street & Woodford) (in the theater)
CAMP DATES: Mon-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (drop-off and pick-up within 30 minutes of start and end times) June 26th - July 14th. There is no camp on July 4th.
PERFORMANCE DATES: July 13. 14, and 15 at 8 pm, and July 16th at 2 pm.
The Laboratory Theater of Florida is a professional theater company and only uses credentialed educators and professional actors in its education department.
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters is a high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture – a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
As a professional teaching theater, The Laboratory Theater of Florida takes a "whole actor" approach to acting. In addition to physical movement, stage combat, voice modulation, blocking, stagecraft, and scene study, students also learn the basics of set design, lighting elements, lighting design, costuming, stage makeup, stage management, and theater etiquette and best practices. And, of course, theater games. Acting is FUN!
The camp culminates in a professional production of She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition by Qui Nguyen, which runs for four performances July 13 - 16. Speaking parts are available for all ages, abilities, genders, and ethnicities within the camp range. In addition to speaking roles, technical and backstage opportunities are available for those students who prefer to learn backstage skills and protocols.
This camp is limited to 15 students, ages 12-17, which guarantees an abundance of one-on-one instruction and allows us to keep the students as safe as possible. The theater will consider actors outside this age range on a case-by-case basis and readiness assessment.
Please complete a registration form for each camper. Students will not be allowed to stay without signed registration and hold harmless release forms. If registering multiple students, please choose "First Camper" for the first and "sibling" for the others.
IMPORTANT DETAILS: Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Mon-Fri
Daily Arrival Time: 8:30 - 9:00 am. • Pick-up: 4:00 - 4:30 pm
• Campers should bring a packed lunch and light snacks. • Campers should wear comfortable clothing to allow freedom of movement and dance. • Closed-toe shoes are required, and tennis shoes are recommended • The theater follows all CDC and School District of Lee County guidelines, and we update our safety as their guidelines on Covid safety change.
Camp culminates in four staged performances at The Laboratory Theater of Florida, July 13-15th at 8 pm and July 16th at 2 pm.
Summer camp is M-F; Dress rehearsals and performances for She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition will be at the Laboratory Theater of Florida. There is no camp on July 4th.
● Regular registration (by Wednesday before start): $525 camper 1, $475 per additional sibling for the 3-week camp. If a scholarship is needed, please apply here. If approved, you will be emailed a registration link.
PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY Payment is required at registration • Two-week cancellation notice is required, or forfeiture of the deposit will result.
• Registration deadline is by the Wednesday before the start of camp, payable by credit card or checks made out to The Laboratory Theater of Florida. Please mail registration & payment to The Laboratory Theater of Florida, P.O. Box 334, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Or conveniently register and pay online at laboratorytheaterflorida.com.
Students choosing this option will audition to perform onstage.
Students choosing this option will help as stage management, lighting designers, and other tech options.
This is for the full 3-week camp. If payment arrangements are needed, please email the Lab's Director of Education, Paula Sisk, at [email protected]
Please fill out a separate Hold Harmless and Photo Release form for each camper.