Girls Create Camp-Girls Comedy & Improv
*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 08/07/2020
Athena Project’s Summer Camps Help Girls Create
Week-long camps feature playwriting, improv & comedy, songwriting and fashion
Denver, CO January 9, 2020—Girls Create is a summer camp program for playwriting, improv & comedy, songwriting, and fashion. The program teaches girls (6th through 10th grade) various aspects of these art forms in a unique way--we prioritize bringing in professionals from the community to teach the programs, guest artists to share their expertise and utilize mentors from the community to provide guidance during the creative process. Each week-long program culminates in a final project for the week. We invite the community, including friends and family of the girls, to experience their work. All Girls Create camps are $250 and take place at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver, 2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver, CO 80201.
Girls Create’s mission is to empower girls to lead and affect change in themselves and others through creative learning.
Our Girls Comedy & Improv camp features seasoned mentors providing a fun space for girls to exercise their creative energies through creating comedy sets and working on improv scenes to boost self-confidence, spontaneity and playfulness. The campers will show off their improv skills and perform their comedy sets at the end of the week.
Dates: August 3 through August 7
Co-Presented with the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver
Opened in 2002, the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver is a multi-disciplinary arts venue that provides innovative, diverse, and thought-provoking performance and education opportunities, enabling the Denver and Colorado community to be engaged, inspired, and connected through the performing arts. The Newman Center is home to the Lamont School of Music, DU Theatre Department, the Newman Center Presents series, over 150 hosted events, and approximately 500 performances each year.
At Girls Create, we believe that “Girl” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that the term “Girl” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum that is welcome at camp. We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all girls, trans and gender-nonconforming individuals. We ask for pronouns because we don't want to assume anyone's gender identity! If you are comfortable sharing please do, if not that’s ok too. Knowing your preferred Pronouns helps us to address you in the way most comfortable for you.
About Athena Project
Athena Project empowers women through the arts and creates a world with gender equity where women's voices are amplified. Programs include our Plays In Progress Series showcasing the contributions of women playwrights from the earliest stages of new play development; Curating Art for Impact authentically connecting brand or mission to stakeholders in a thoughtful and engaging way; Artists’ Night Out connecting our community in an open mic type forum allowing artists to give and receive feedback on projects as well as hold space for conversations around the unique challenges of being an artist; Girls Create summer intensive week-long camps exploring various art forms, which culminates in final performances shared with friends, family, and the public. This program empowers girls to lead and effect change in themselves and others through creative learning.
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