Shakespeare creative arts summer camp to take place in July at Power House Theatre


WALLA WALLA -- Shakespeare creative arts summer camps return this year. Walla Walla Parks and Recreation has teamed up with Shakespeare Walla Walla teaching artists to provide these theater experiences. Classes will meet at the Power House Theatre, 111 N. Sixth Ave. Class space is limited. Each class will conclude with a final showcase onstage.

Will's Play and Paint is for ages 8-12, with sessions 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 9-13 and July 23-27. Campers will spend half of the day immersed in the fun of acting Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," and half creating visual art works from the Renaissance era. Activities will include dancing, acting, stage combat, play rehearsal, painting, drawing, mask-making, and more. Cost per session is $225.

Willful Youth: Shakespeare's Ghosts and Villains is for ages 13-17, with classes at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16-20. Campers speak the words of Shakespeare's ghosts and villains while creating their own fake scars, bruises and blood. Professional actors from "Romeo and Juliet" will lead the action. Cost for the session is $275.

Participants must pre-register. For more information or to register, visit Registration is also available at the Parks and Recreation office, 55 Moore St.

For questions call Parks and Recreation at 527-4527 or send an email to


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