Pickaline Productions offers young actor Drama Camps for students from sixth grade to senior year. Pickaline offers a Conservatory Camp and an Improv Camp.
Pickaline camps are not only about acting, the basics of theater and some college preparatory-level skills, but also about teaching life skills through acting. Camps have been held all over the state of Minnesota, from the Twin Cities to Bemidji.
Here are some Links to video highlights of past camps!
Our Drama Camps also features Dance, Singing, Movement and Stage Combat. The camps are designed to take students through the entire process of being a professional actor: from the dynamics and protocols of
Life Skills Through Acting
The goal of our Drama Camps is to not only learn the fundamentals of acting, but how the skills in acting are applicable to our lives. In acting and in life, it’s the art of being perceived the way you want to be perceived and the understanding that you have complete control over that.
Our Drama Camps teach the fundamentals of body language and voice. How you hold your body, how you walk, how you talk, how you look and move greatly affect how you are perceived--on stage and in life. If you are playing 70 year-old grandmother and you are 20 years old, your entire body and voice have to change drastically and realistically to convince an audience that’s who you are. Conversely, in life, being aware of the effect of how you look is a great asset.
Our Drama Camps also teach writing. All art is telling a story. And all stories are beginning (or background information) an introduction of a conflict and finally a resolution to the conflict. Students learn the art of what makes a story and how to effectively write one. We also learn how to simplify thoughts and concepts down to its bare essence and how to “throw away” what is unnecessary. The process of simplification is not only a great tool for writing but, through practice, if we can do this with our everyday communication we become much more effective.
auditions to the rehearsal process to the actual performance at the end of the camp. We strive to give the students the exact "feel" and experience of the life of an actor.
Camps can be adapted to fit the parameters of the space, students or community.