The Hoffman Center in Manzanita will offer a three-week Summer Drama Camp for children ages 5 to 18. Led by Annie Naranjo-Rivera, the camp will be held 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, from Aug. 2 through 20 at 594 Laneda Ave.
Students will audition for, rehearse and perform a full-length stage production of “A Thousand Paper Cranes.” The play tells the story of young Japanese girl and her magical wish.
Students will learn about stage acting, projection and movement, in addition to making original costumes and artwork for the production.
No performing experience is necessary. Tuition for the camp is $100 for the whole session. As the camp runs over the lunch hour, participants should bring a lunch.
Naranjo-Rivera has over 10 years of experience working with children on the stage. She studied at Lewis and Clark College for her BA in Theatre Arts. She has worked with numerous children’s theaters around the country, directing, stage-managing, designing sets and props, choreographing, and designing stage lighting.
A limited number of scholarships will be available, thanks to the support of local businesses and art lovers. Parents interested should ask when registering.