Monday, March 29, 2021

Dreamcatcher Junior Early Bird Registration through April 15th

DRT JR is a 3-week summer theatre camp at Oakes Center in Summit, NJ. 

Classes run July 5 to 23, Monday - Friday, 9am to 3pm

Dreamcatcher Junior is a three-week theatre experience in Summit, NJ. It combines building skills through study with theatre professionals in a variety of subjects with the opportunity for students to create and perform their own play.

 Dreamcatcher’s program is a three-week theatre experience which combines training, in which students build skills and study with theatre professionals in a variety of subjects, with the opportunity for students to create and perform their own play. The program will be held Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm (with a special performance July 23 at 7:00 pm) at Dreamcatcher’s home at the Oakes Center, 120 Morris Avenue in Summit. 

Later this spring we will know whether we will be in person all day, or whether we will hold a hybrid in-person/virtual day, with the hours of 9-12 held together in Summit, followed by an hour-long lunch and travel break. Then from 1-3, students would meet online as a group and in smaller work groups as they brainstorm and create their original script. It is our hope that our final presentation will be live, either indoors or outdoors, on the evening of July 23 at 7 pm.

At Dreamcatcher Junior, we believe in having fun while developing real skills under the guidance of professionals. DRT JR is an enjoyable way for students in grades 5 through 12 to explore their interest in the performing arts during their summer vacation. Students receive individual attention, constructive feedback, and the support needed to achieve their personal goals.

In the first week, the ensemble begins to come together through classes and workshops in acting, improv, playwriting, singing and movement. These and other skills will be explored as the group builds the foundation for their creative process.

The second week focuses on the development and writing of an original play, which will also include music and movement. Students have the opportunity to shape their own characters and performances, which might include new subjects explored in the first week such as stage combat and physical comedy.

In the third week, the cast and their director, musical director and choreographer hone and refine their original work in preparation for its presentation on the final evening of the program.

We are also partnering with Rocket Improv to offer several options for Improv Camp following DRT JR. See for details.

TUITION: $900 for all three weeks, with limited need-based scholarships available.  Discounts are provided for those who register before April 15.  

Admission is on a first come, first served basis until the program is filled or until the deadline of June 1, and applications for Dreamcatcher Junior and more information on the program may be obtained by calling Dreamcatcher’s business office at 908-514-9654, emailing or may be downloaded at


All early bird registrations save $50 per student. 

Early Bird Registration good only through April 15, 2021  

Dreamcatcher Junior 2019