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Acting Camp | Theatre Summer Camps for Kids


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Acting Camp
A fun on-your-feet physical class, these camps give students a variety of drama skills. From vocal and movement exploration to character-based improv, story-creation to script work, students learn to work together as a group towards a shared goal.

Camp 1 (Ages 8-10)
July 19-23, 2021
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Camp 2 (Ages 11-13)
July 26-30, 2021
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Health and Safety
The health and safety of our students is of the utmost importance. To maintain a safe learning environment, we are reducing our in-person camp size to a maximum of twelve students, increasing our cleaning frequency, and practicing physical distancing and mask wearing during class. We will also be asking our students to aid us in creating a safe and comfortable learning environment. Find a quick summary of our health and safety measures here, or explore our detailed health and safety procedures.

Class Location
Gateway Theatre
6500 Gilbert Rd, Richmond

Financial Support
Gateway Academy believes in providing access to theatre arts training, regardless of financial means. If your family is experiencing temporary financial hardship, please apply to our bursary program generously supported by Wynford Strata Management. 

About the Instructors

Manami Hara
Manami Hara immigrated from Tokyo, Japan to pursue her dream of becoming a theatre artist in North America. She has been successfully building her career as an actor, playwright, instructor, interpreter/translator, dramaturge and director for the past three decades. Most recently she was seen in Marjorie Chan’s China Doll at Gateway Theatre and vAct’s production of Tetsuro Shigematsu’s new play Kuroko at the Cultch. Manami has worked with companies across Canada including Arts Club Theatre Company, Boca del Lupo, Carousel Theatre, The Cultch, Factory Theatre, Firehall Arts Centre, Frank Theatre, Gateway Theatre, Globe Theatre, Grand Theatre, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Theatre, La Luna Productions, National Arts Centre and many more.  She is a Jessie Richardson Award winner and nominee for her acting and collaborative creations. She feels extremely privileged to be part of the awesome Instructors and Education team at the Gateway Academy where she can continue to be passionate about teaching youth the magic of theatre making, acting, storytelling, and ensemble spirit. 

Nathan Kay
Nathan is a Vancouver based actor and instructor, and is very excited to be teaching at Gateway Academy for the first time. Nathan is a graduate of Studio 58's acting program in 2016 and has appeared in shows across Canada and in 2019 travelled to Hong Kong with Neworld Theatre's King Arthur's Night. Nathan's work as an instructor has centred around making sure everyone's ideas are honoured and respected as well as challenging students to find what they love and go after it!




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