At Luna, we're making sure everyone's summer is filled with CREATIVITY and FUN!
Join us for summer camps galore!
All programming is virtual and pay-what-you-wish, to ensure that everyone has access to creativity this summer!
For GRADES 3-5
For elementary students, Luna offers a “Create Your Own Zoom Mystery” camp in which each participant will write and perform an original mystery play. Students will create their own character, participate in acting, vocal and improvisation exercises, and perform for family and friends on the final day of this two-week program. Taught by Holly Hepp-Galvan, this camp will help young creatives in grades 3-6 stay active and sharp in one of two sessions:
July 6-17 10am-11:30am
July 20-31 10am-11:30am
For MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL (2 separate sessions)
THE STRANGEST SUMMER
For middle and high school students, Luna offers “The Strangest Summer,” a film/video acting and screenwriting conservatory with instructors Todd Flaherty and Athena Colon. Class content covers everything from screenwriting and film editing to scenic and costume design, as well as acting on camera and web series creation. Taught by a team of award-winning professionals, this camp will help students create their own filmic works in a four-week session: July 6-July 30 10am-2pm
CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY?
These interactive experiences are facilitated by Luna’s teaching artists and are tailored to each birthday celebrant. For younger children, the Magical Adventure Birthday Party incorporates movement, music, and song into the celebration. With the help of a narrator and musical accompaniment, partygoers act out an original story based on the birthday child's favorite subjects. For older kids, the Maniac Mystery Birthday Party is an interactive whodunit in which each participant plays a character in order to solve a crime.
Pricing is flexible to ensure everyone can have a birthday party; more details are available at https://www.lunastage.org/classes.
Each kid plays a character and they can solve a "crime" together!
Email Annika.Franklin@LunaStage.org for details.
Perform a play and learn Chinese!
May 26-June 18, T/Th 4pm-4:45pm
A few more spots are available for our new Acting In Chinese workshop for 4th and 5th graders!
Luna offers a month-long “Acting in Chinese” virtual class in which fourth and fifth grade students will play theatre games, rehearse, and perform a short play in Chinese. Led by native Mandarin speaker and teaching artist Echo Liu, this virtual program will culminate in a final performance for family and friends.
Some exposure to Chinese preferred
Luna is offering these summer opportunities on a pay-what-you-wish basis. Families can donate what feels comfortable, full scholarships are available, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Traditionally, Luna’s summer tuition has ranged from $500-1500 for camps and $150-$300 for classes. All tuition directly supports the artists teaching these innovative programs.
These camps and classes are part of Luna Stage’s larger effort to foster creativity and community during the COVID-19 crisis. Information on these and other summer offerings can be found on Luna’s website at https://www.lunastage.org/camps.
Luna camps are supported in part by a grant from the Orange Orphans Society. Donations to support this and other Luna programs can be made at https://www.lunastage.org/giving.
About Luna Stage
Luna Stage develops and produces vibrant plays about local and global experiences. Firmly rooted in New Jersey's Valley Arts District - a crossroads of cultures - Luna brings its communities together for artistic events that spark conversations and create understanding and change.
Luna Stage is the recipient of the 2019 People's Choice Award for Favorite Small Theatre in New Jersey. Luna has contributed to the development of over 100 new works for the stage, many of which premiered at Luna and have gone on to be produced in New York, regionally and internationally.
As producer, innovator, and educator, Luna is dedicated to eliminating barriers to participation and allowing all community members to nurture their own creativity and vision. Luna offers classes for children and adults, as well as opportunities for early-career and established theatre artists to develop and incubate new work.
Luna Stage's survival depends on ticket revenue and contributions. If you have the resources to do so, we hope you will consider making a tax deductible gift to Luna.