Overview

Create an original story for the stage or screen!

Early Bird Discount: Register before March 3 and SAVE

Playmakers allows students to explore the joys and challenges of working as an ensemble to write, design, rehearse, and perform an original production live or for the camera. Every session introduces students to different ways of creating and sharing theatrical stories, as well as skill-building workshops in acting, movement, and design. The ensemble shares their original production at the end of the session. Film-making sessions now available!

“Our experience at Round House Theater Education has been wonderful. It is not a competitive environment, but rather, inclusive. Our son feels he can truly be his own goofy self while at the same time we have observed him growing as an artist with the support of encouraging and knowledgeable teachers and staff. And though the kids seem to be having a lot of fun, the performances as well as the discipline of acting, seem to be taken quite seriously.” RHT parent
A Day of Playmakers might begin with students working independently on design projects, before warming up through some light-hearted games. Their day could continue by attending session in movement or acting for film, before designing and painting their costume pieces. In the afternoon, they might explore how a script is different from a novel, and use improvisation to work on scripting the opening scene for their play or movie. The day includes several snack and rest breaks, as well as other less-structured time.  

Safety/Covid policies: Round House Theatre Education will continue to follow best practices based upon the guidance of MD Department of Health, Montgomery County, the CDC. and the American Camp Association. ALL CAMPERS 5 AND ABOVE WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE UP TO DATE COVID VACCINATIONS IN ORDER TO ATTEND CAMP.

Lunch and Snacks: Students should bring a packed lunch and snack. An afternoon snack is also provided. 

Class Placement: Students are divided by age into separate cohorts. If you have special requests for class placement (such as best friends who want to be together during a session) please get in touch with us in advance of your camp week.

Students with Unique Needs: Round House Education works hard to make camp accessible and available to all students. If you have questions about the program or its ability to meet your student’s unique needs, please get in touch with us.

Refund Policy: a full refund will be made when a program is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. A full refund, minus a $25 processing fee is available if the participant is withdrawn at least 30 days prior to the start date of the program. A 50% refund is available if withdrawing less than one month but more than two weeks prior to a program's start date. No refunds will be made within two weeks of program's scheduled start date and/or after a program has begun.

Teaching Artists: Playmakers teaching artists have a passion for education and the art of theatre. All our teachers receive thorough background checks, are vaccinated against Covid-19, and are first aid & CPR certified. 

Upcoming Programs

All Education Programs
  • Playmakers on Stage: Museum Mayhem (6/20 - 6/30)
    6/20/23 - 6/30/23
    9:00am - 4:00pm (aftercare available)
     
    Silver Spring Civic Building

    1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    What happens when a museum comes to life? Students will create an original performance inspired by musuems, as well as participating in skill-building workshops in acting, movement, design and film-making. This two-week session will end in a live performance of an original play.

    Register here!

  • Playmakers on Film: Superheroes Unite! (6/20 - 6/30)
    6/20/23 - 6/30/23
    9:00am - 4:00pm
     
    Bethesda Theatre
    4545 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Students work as an ensemble to create a film inspired by their own superheroes, as well as participating in skill-building workshops in acting, movement, design, and film-making. This two-week session meets in person, and ends in a film that will be shared with family and friends rather than an in-person production.

    Register here!

  • Playmakers on Stage: What if you were a Descendent? (7/10 - 7/21)
    7/10/23 - 7/21/23
    9:00am - 4:00pm (aftercare available)
     
    Silver Spring Civic Building
    1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Students will create a play inspired by one simple idea - what if you were the child of a famous character?  Students work as an ensemble to create their own play as well as participating each day in sessions on movement, music, acting and design. This two-week session will have a musical component and ends in a live performance of an original play in our rehearsal room in Silver Spring.

    Register here!

  • Playmakers on Stage: Riffing on Shakespeare (7/17 - 7/28)
    7/17/23 - 7/28/23
    9:00am - 4:00pm
     
    Bethesda Theatre

    4545 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Shakespeare created many memorable characters and stories - but what happens when our students re-imagine them! Students work together as an ensemble to create an original play, as well as participating in skill-building workshops in acting, movement, and design. This two-week session will end in a live performance of an original play.

    Register here!

  • Playmakers on Film: Magic School (8/7 - 8/18)
    8/7/23 - 8/18/23
    9:00am - 4:00pm
     
    Bethesda Theatre
    4545 East West Hwy, Bethesda, MD 20814

    What would a school day be like if all the students were magical? Students create a film inspired by a day in a school for magical students, from Fluxers to wizards, as well as a participating in skill-building workshops in acting, movement, design and film-making. This two-week session meets in person, and ends in a film that will be shared with family and friends rather than an in-person production.

    Register here!

  • Playmakers Improv! (8/21 - 8/25)
    8/21/23 - 8/25/23
    9:00am - 4:00pm (aftercare available)
     
    Silver Spring Civic Building
    1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Students learn the basics of improv and create unique characters while playing fun and fast improvisational games. Learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, take risks, make strong choices, and leave the audience laughing! This session will end in a live sharing of some of our favorite games and scenes.

    Register here!

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