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Youth Summer Theatre Camp

June 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - June 22, 2018 @ 3:30 pm


The Salida Creative District presents a one-week Youth Summer Theatre Camp and Workshop from

Monday June 18 thru Friday June 22 at the SteamPlant!

The Final Public Performance will be at 3:00pm on Friday June 22.

The Art of Changing Mae Mae
Theatre Camp and Performance Workshop

This summer the Salida Creative District will be offering a one week theatre camp for students ages 10 to 16. The camp will run from 9:00am to 3:30pm, Monday, June 18th through Friday, June 22nd. The camp will conclude on Friday afternoon with a performance for the entire community of the production, The Art of Changing Mae Mae.

About the Instructor

The camp is being taught by Michelle Grimes, an actress and theatre instructor from the Denver area.  Michelle Grimes has been performing in the Denver area for over 30 years and has a master’s degree in Arts in Education. She has written nine children’s theatre productions and has directed and produced children’s theatre for over 20 years. Michelle also teaches 4th grade for the Englewood School District. She has been on the board of the Colorado Community Theatre Coalition for over 20 years and has helped to promote and support community theatre throughout the state. She loves Salida, and has helped to bring the Colorado Theatre Festival to the Steamplant for a number of years.

About the Show

The Art of Changing Mae Mae is the story of a troubled girl that travels with her class to the art museum. Mae Mae is angry at life, has no friends, and expresses her anger outwardly by acting out. At the museum she is separated from her class and the masterpieces, found in the museum, come to life to help teach her life lessons in friendship. She learns that she can express herself through art, dance, and music. Mae Mae learns to love life, and herself. It is a beautifully visual show that engages the audience through a variety of genres of music, dance, and visual arts. Students will collaborate in a challenging, exciting, and fun way to learn the ins and outs of putting on a show. This all day workshop offers students a deep understanding of foundational acting skills by rehearsing an original show written to promote a love and appreciation of the arts. It’s an amazing opportunity for Salida’s youth to create and perform an original art piece during Salida ART WALK!


Click here for the Program Details.

Registration is $120 per student for the entire week, which includes instruction, costumes, materials, etc. Lunch is NOT provided, students are required to bring a sack lunch. Light refreshments/snacks will be provided each day.

For more information or to register for the camp, please contact the SteamPlant at 719-530-0933 or Shannon Jones directly at 704-390-5020.


June 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am
June 22, 2018 @ 3:30 pm


Salida Creative District


220 W. Sackett Street
Salida, CO 81201 United States
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(719) 530-0933