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Spots remain in our Technical Track, but the Performance Track for Fame Camp 2024 has sold out!


If you are interested in signing up for our morning Technical Track, we still have a few spots left - please email erin.dickey@rsd.edu to snag one! 

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Fame Camp

Calling all rising 7th-9th graders: Join us at Fame Camp, where you will spend two weeks learning how to act, sing, dance, and create technical theatre elements on the Hanford High Stage!

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We have two exciting options ("tracks") for participants this year. Your student can attend one, or both! Camp will be held July 15-26.

Performance Track (half-day afternoons, 12:45-5:00 pm): This is the same great Fame Camp we've been putting on for 15+ years. Students will have classes each day in acting, singing, dancing, and technical theatre. At the end of our two-week camp, students will put on a showcase that is open to all friends and family to attend for free! (Details and registration below.)

New this year: Technical Track (half-day mornings, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, July 15-23; and 9:00 am-5:00 pm July 24-26). Is your student interested in the "behind-the-scenes" of theatre? Our new Technical Track will allow students to:

  • Learn the fundamentals of designing technical elements for the theatre

  • Specialize in one of four areas:

    • Scenic Elements (designing, building, and painting sets and props)

    • Costuming (designing, sewing, and assembling costumes)

    • Lighting (creating a lighting plan using spotlights and colored light arrays), or

    • Sound (working with music, effects, and mic'd actors to create the sound experience for the show)

Students will then work behind the scenes, in their chosen area, during the camp's showcase performance on July 26. Details and registration below.

Do you have a child who's interested in both tracks? You can sign up for both, with a $50 discount! Hanford Drama student counselors will be on hand to supervise a lunchtime period from 12:00-12:45 that falls between the two camps. Check out details on both camps below, then click on either of the Register Here buttons to sign up. (You'll see an option within the form to register for both camps.)

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PERFORMANCE TRACK

Hanford High School

Where?

Fame Camp is held in the auditorium and surrounding classrooms at Hanford High School. You'll be acting in the black box theatre, dancing on the main stage, singing in the music room, and learning about technical theatre in the drama classroom. 

Drop-off will happen at the south entrance to Hanford High

July 15-26, 2024 | 12:45-5:00 p.m.

When?

Drop-off is at 12:45 p.m. each afternoon, when you'll meet up with your fellow campers, stash any personal items, and get ready for a great day of theatre. 

Pick-up is promptly at 5:00 each day, until we get to our final day of camp. On our last day, we'll put on a showcase in the Hanford auditorium for friends and family. We can't wait to show you what we've learned!

(besides a smile)

What do I bring?

  • Clothes & shoes you can groove in

  • A water bottle (we'll have a custom sticker for you when you get here!)

  • A snack (no nuts, please!)

  • Enthusiasm and a can-do attitude

$375

Cost

Your Fame Camp registration includes 40+ hours of instruction, a t-shirt, a custom water bottle sticker, and a showcase performance for friends and family on the Hanford stage!

Scholarships

We have some scholarship monies available to assist those with financial need. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, there are two steps:

  1. Fill out the scholarship form linked here.

  2. Fill out the Fame Camp Registration Form below and pay a $50 deposit to reserve your spot.

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TECHNICAL TRACK

If you are signing up for the Technical Track, when you fill out your registration form, you'll be asked to choose one of the four specialty areas (Scenic Elements, Costuming, Lighting, or Sound). Registration will be capped at no more than 6 students per specialty area so that campers have ample time with their instructor to explore the ins and outs of their chosen area. 

Hanford High School

Where?

Technical Theatre campers will be learning in all the main spaces of the Hanford auditorium: the lighting/sound booth, the catwalks, the drama classroom, and the mainstage itself.

Drop-off for camp each day will happen at the south entrance to Hanford High

July 15-23, 2024 | 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
July 24-26 | 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
(7:00 p.m. on the 26th for our showcase)

When?

Drop-off is at 9:00 a.m. each morning, when you'll meet up with your fellow campers, stash any personal items, and get ready for a great day of theatre. 

Pick-up is promptly at 12:00 from the July 15 to 23. On July 24, 25, and 26, Technical Theatre campers will stay for  the Performance track camp, where they will be assisting with the design and implementation of technical elements for our Friday evening showcase. We can't wait to show you what we've learned!

(besides a smile)

What do I bring?

  • Clothes & shoes you can work in - please make sure you wear closed-toe shoes!

  • A water bottle (we'll have a custom sticker for you when you get here!)

  • Enthusiasm and a can-do attitude

$325

Cost

Your Fame Camp registration includes 35+ hours of instruction, a t-shirt, a custom water bottle sticker, and an opportunity to run the showcase performance for friends and family on the Hanford stage!

Scholarships

We have some scholarship monies available to assist those with financial need. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, there are two steps:

  1. Fill out the scholarship form linked here.

  2. Fill out the Fame Camp Registration Form below and pay a $50 deposit to reserve your spot.

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Our Staff

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Kelly Brown

Mrs. Brown has been the vocal director for Hanford Drama musicals since the mid-90s and her energy and enthusiasm are infectious. She brings out the best in every student.

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Erin Dickey

Mrs. Dickey is the Fame Camp administrator and has taught drama classes at the high school since 2017. She has also directed three mainstage productions, including Into the WoodsThe Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Metamorphoses. She loves helping middle schoolers make a connection with Hanford Drama each year. 

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Joanna Flaten

Ms. Flaten is now our full-time Hanford Drama teacher! In addition to teaching all drama classes at Hanford, Ms. Flaten is also directing many of our after-school productions. She loves creating exciting stories with students.

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James Jones

Mr. Jones is the Hanford High School choir teacher and is also a rabid musical theatre enthusiast. He has directed several outstanding productions for Hanford Drama, including Little Shop of HorrorsMatildaThe SpongeBob Musical, and Hello, Dolly! 

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Sarah Landon

Mrs. Landon is our Fame Camp costumer and has costumed several shows at Hanford Drama, including The SpongeBob Musical, Much Ado About Nothing/Twelfth Night, and Hello, Dolly! 

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Matt Leggett

Mr. Leggett has been teaching drama for 30 years and has directed dozens of shows at Hanford High School. He loves working with middle school students each summer to get them excited about the world of theatre.

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Kelsey Pontarolo

Kelsey is our Hanford Drama choreographer. Some of her favorite Hanford shows include Newsies and Urinetown. In addition to choreographing our musicals, she also teaches summer dance workshops for our students so that they can continually improve their skills.

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Sara Staven

Sara Staven is our Fame Camp technical director and teaches classes in lighting design. She has a degree in technical theatre from Whitman College and is currently working in the Seattle theatre community.

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