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Acting Out!

Youth Acting Camp

  The Englert Theatre

Presented by:
Englert Wavelength

Event Description


Half Day – morning: $225
Half Day – afternoon: $225
Full Day: $350

Box Office Hours

Tuesday - Friday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
(319) 688-2653


The camp is divided into morning and afternoon sessions. Students may sign up for one or the other or both. Those who sign-up for the full day should bring their lunch. Snacks and water will be provided during breaks.

Both sessions will include physical and vocal warm-ups and games, improvisation, and the application of classic acting principles.


Camp: Monday through Friday, August 8 – 12
Showcase: Saturday, August 13 – time TBD


The camp will be held in person and on the stage of The Englert Theatre in downtown Iowa City.


Morning Group: explore character development and monologue writing. The campers will perform an original monologue they’ve written for an original character at the Saturday showcase

  • 8:30 AM earliest arrival
  • 9:00 AM session begins
  • 12:00 AM session ends
  • 12:15 PM latest pick-up time

Afternoon Group: explore age-appropriate classic and contemporary works. The campers will perform a memorized monologue from one of the works in a simulated audition format

  • 12:45 PM earliest arrival
  • 1:00 PM session begins
  • 4:00 PM session ends
  • 4:30 PM latest pick-up time


Sonya Madrigal (she/her) is a proud Latinx actor and teaching artist from Chicago. Sonya is currently in her first year of the MFA acting program at University of Iowa and received her BFA in acting from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2019. She most recently did choreography work for Goodman’s production of Zulema, and American Mariachi. Sonya has trained and taught Mexican Folk dancing from a young age, along with other styles of dance. She is proudly a part of the teaching artist community in Chicago and has taught a variety of age groups with: Steppenwolf, Lifeline Theater, Raven Theater, August Wilson Monologue competition, UIC project stage, and Depaul University Creative Root. Recent professional acting credits include Day of Absence (Congo Square Theatre); Oedipus Rex and the premiere of David Auburn’s The Adventures of Augie March (Court Theatre); HOPE part II of a Mexican Trilogy (Teatro Vista).


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