Actors will have the opportunity to work with teachers who have years of experience in the professional and academic worlds. The students will have opportunities to learn, experience and practice different acting techniques which they will implement with monologues and scenes. The work they do will prepare them for work in their high school, communities, and college.


Total Registration Cost: $425

  • Base Cost: $375
  • Registration Fee (non-refundable): $50

For students entering 9th grade to graduating seniors.

Cost includes resident hall lodging, three meals a day, snacks, and all major aspects of the camp. Our dining hall has many options for those with food allergies. However, we encourage you to bring appropriate snacks since not all snack options will meet all dietary needs.

Note: The $50 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. No student will be considered registered until they have submitted this fee. Balance of tuition and fees are due by May 31, 2023. Any registrations after June 1, 2023 will incur an additional $50 late registration fee.


Katie Wampler

Katie Wampler, Ph.D.

Dr. Katie Wampler has experience working and learning in professional and amateur theatre companies in the United States and Europe. Wampler worked in Bristol, England where, among other responsibilities, she ran a drama club, worked with an amateur dramatics group, and was a stage manager for the Portway Players. While pursuing her Master of Arts in Theatre from Emerson College, she worked with two professional theatre companies in multiple capacities, including arts administration and production roles. She collaborated with other university students in two original performances. Wampler graduated from Texas Tech University with a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Theatre. Wampler has had the privilege of directing Seven, The Diary of Anne Frank, My Name is Rachel Corrie, and Steel Magnolias.  Recently she has completed a teacher certification with Patsy Rodenburg to be able to teach Rodenburg’s work with body, breath and voice. 

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4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953