Athena Project - Girls Write Summer Camp

Girls WRITE is a theatre and writing immersion camp that empowers girls’ imaginations through the creation of a short play. Guest actors and directors bring each story to life in a staged reading at the end of the week. As they develop the creative tools for storytelling, girls gain confidence in their unique voices and experience the value in sharing ideas.

Why should I come to Girls WRITE Camp?

SO MANY REASONS! First of all, you’ll get to learn playwriting from professional playwrights who have had their work produced on Broadway, and at theatres across the country. You’ll also get YOUR play produced for an audience at the end of the week by a team of professional actors, with a professional director! In addition to this, you’ll grow as a writer, make new friends who are excited about writing and theatre, have a ton of fun along the way.

What does a typical day look like?

A typical day has lots of variety! The day may include writing games/exercises, learning about different aspects of playwriting, working as a large group to create ideas, creating play-based art projects, working one-on-one with writing mentors on your own play, field trips to find inspiration, and of course…writing time!

What should I bring?

Just comfy clothes, your lunch, and your imagination! We provide laptops, notebooks, pencils, and snacks!

What kinds of things will I learn about?

You will learn every aspect of playwriting–characters, setting, plot, dialogue, conflict–you name it! You’ll even experience the process of seeing your play in rehearsal, working with actors and directors, and experiencing a live performance of your show. But don’t worry–everything is broken down step by step, day by day, so you never feel overwhelmed.

Instructors: Annie Wadman for the week of July 9th and Jenny Stafford for the week of July 16th
Date/Time: July 9–13 or July 16–20 from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm daily
Location: Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, 1600 Pierce St, Lakewood, CO 80214
Tuition: $250