Overview

Create an original story for the stage or screen!

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.  

Mon – Fri • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (after care available from 4:00 – 6:00 pm only in our Silver Spring location.)
$650 per two-week session 
Sessions in Silver Spring and Bethesda

 
  • Safety/Covid policies: Round House Theatre Education will continue to follow best practices based upon the guidance of MD Department of Health, 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.
  • Teaching Artists: Destinations 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. 
  • Lunch and Snacks: Students should bring a packed lunch and snack. 
  • 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 call 301.585.1225 to speak to our Program Manager.
  • Scholarships: Need based scholarships are available.  Please contact us for an application.
  • 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. 
  • Questions?  Email Education@RoundHouseTheatre.org or call 301.585.1225.

Upcoming Programs

All Education Programs
  • FREAKISHLY FUNNY: Silly Superheroes inspired by Dogman (6/21 - 7/1)

    6/21/22 - 7/1/22

    Silver Spring Civic Building Rehearsal Room

    9:00am - 4:00pm (after-care available)

    The focus of this session is Physical Comedy! Students will create theatrical adventures featuring silly superheroes, as well as a participating in skill-building workshops in acting, movement, and design. This two-week session will end in a live performance of an original play.

    Sold out! Add your name to waitlist here!

  • PLAYMAKERS ON FILM: Art Around the World (7/11 - 7/22)

    7/11/22 - 7/22/22

    Silver Spring Civic Building Rehearsal Room

    9:00am - 4:00pm (after-care available)

    Students will create a film inspired by art from around the world, 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.

    Sold out! Add your name to waitlist here!

  • MIGHTY MYSTERIES: Create Your Own 'Whodunit' (7/25 - 8/5)

    7/25/22 - 8/5/22

    Bethesda Theatre

    9:00am - 4:00pm

    From spies to detectives, few stories can match the fun of playing characters in a good mystery! Students will create their own mystery stories, 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.

    Sold out! Add your name to waitlist here!

  • ***NEWLY ANNOUNCED*** MYTHS & LEGENDS (8/8 - 8/19)

    8/8/22 - 8/19/22

    Silver Spring Civic Building Rehearsal Room

    9:00am - 4:00pm

    Students will create theatrical adventures inspired by myths and legends from around the world, as well as a 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! (8/15 - 8/26)

    8/15/22 - 8/26/22

    Bethesda Theatre

    9:00am - 4:00pm

    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.

    Sold out! Add your name to waitlist here!

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