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Acting Out!

The Englert Theatre's Summer Youth Acting Camp | at Riverside Theatre

 $225 – $350

  Riverside Theatre

Event Description


Morning or Afternoon only: $225 ($45/day)
Full day: $350 ($35/day)

Payment is accepted by cash, check, or credit card at the Englert Box Office.

Register at the Box Office or Online.

Registration is only guaranteed upon submission of payment.

Registration forms may be filled out digitally and emailed to jessica@englert.org or at the Englert Box Office.

Box Office Info:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
12:30pm - 5:30pm
Closed Monday & Thursday
(319) 688-2653


ACTING OUT! returns to the Englert, welcoming incoming 4th through 6th graders for the week of August 5th – 9th.

Join instructor Katy Hahn and Englert events director and University of Iowa Theatre Arts Department alumna Jessica Egli in a two-course program utilizing improvisation to explore character development. Students may choose to participate in either the morning or afternoon course, or both. The Englert is undergoing some renovations this summer, so our good friends at Riverside Theatre are graciously opening their doors to us this year! Monday, August 5 through Friday, August 9. Both courses prepare students for a performance for family and friends on Saturday, August 10 (time TBA).

Morning Course
8:30 a.m. to noon
A course in acting focused on movement and scene work. Performance consists of two to four person scenes retelling and modernizing Aesop’s Fables.

Lunch Hour
Noon to 1 p.m.
Students should bring their own lunch. Lunch will not be provided, but complimentary bottled water will be available.

Afternoon Course
1 to 4:30 p.m.
A course in acting focused on voice work, communication, and character development. Performance consists of each student’s original monologue written for an original character.

Students attending both courses will perform in two pieces – an improvised scene with a partner and an original character monologue. Each class is capped at 20 students.

Tuition Fees
Morning or Afternoon only: $225
Full day: $350
Payment is accepted by cash, check, or credit card at the Englert Box Office.
Hours of operation: Tues, Wed, Fri 12:30 – 5:30 p.m.

To register, please fill out our registration form by clicking on “Get Tickets” (download, fill out, save, and email to jessica@englert.org) or print or fill out in person at the Englert Box Office. Registration is only guaranteed upon submission of payment.

Questions? Contact Jessica Egli at: jessica@englert.org

This workshop is part of Englert Wavelength: Deeper Learning Through the Arts, the Englert’s arts education series featuring workshops and learning opportunities for youth and adults.

For more information contact Englert Events Director, Jessica Egli at jessica@englert.org
Registration forms can be sent via email or dropped off at the Englert box office. Full tuition payment required to reserve your child’s place in the camp. For payment plan options or scholarship requests, please contact Jessica.


Katy Hahn (www.katyhahn.com) works with people of all levels of experience to spark creativity, inspire confidence, cultivate empathy, build community, and engage in the greater conversations of life. An Iowa native, Katy earned her MFA in Acting at Florida Atlantic University before returning to her home state. She specializes in acting, movement, voice, and speech, with additional expertise in musical theatre, new play development, theatre for social change, dialect work, and Shakespeare. Katy has worked as a professional theatre artist and educator at the University of Iowa, UNI, Coe, Hawkeye Community College, Nolte Academy, Theatre Cedar Rapids, Riverside Theatre, Revival Theatre Company, Mirrorbox Theatre, and others. In the summer of 2019 she will be starring as Prince Hal in Riverside’s Summer Shakespeare production of Henry IV Part 1, and directing the premiere production of Aurora by Rob Merritt to headline the Theatre Cedar Rapids Underground New Play Festival. She lives in Atkins, IA with her two favorite people: Her husband Billy and their son Jack.

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