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Acting Company Production Summer Program for Grades 6-8

Why Take Acting Company Production

In this program for students in grades 6-8, you'll develop your skills in acting, voice, and physical characterization. You'll learn how to connect truthfully with a partner on stage, and to honestly pursue an action. Your summer will culminate with you performing in a fully produced play!

What You'll Learn

The Acting Company Production program is designed for students with theatre experience. You'll work with high-caliber instructors to develop the physicality, knowledge, and tools to be a successful performer. You'll finish the summer with three performances of a play with full technical and design support.

As an acting camp student, you will:

  • Demonstrate fundamental acting and performance skills
  • Develop your physical presence and awareness
  • Strengthen your vocal instrument
  • Discover a reliable and consistent acting technique
  • Bring your character to life in a fully staged production

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
6 weeks
Program Dates
  • June 23, 2024 to August 4, 2024
Age Range
Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
  • Applications CLOSED

Meet the Faculty

The Theatre faculty have established careers in theatre and theatre education, and are equally passionate about both.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Scott Harman

Scott A. Harman

Instructor of Theatre

Todd Quick

Todd Quick

Instructor of Theatre

Tyne Turner

Tyne Turner

Instructor of Theatre

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Alexandra Cockrell

Instructor of Theatre

Rachael Swartz

Rachael Swartz

Instructor of Theatre

Darci Ramirez

Assistant Director, Intermediate Acting Company Production

Announcing the theatre titles for Interlochen Arts Camp 2024

Camp students will perform a diverse selection of classic and contemporary theatre works, including Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical.

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High School Musical Theatre Production students perform 'Ragtime' in summer 2023

High School Musical Theatre Production students perform Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens, and Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime during the 2023 Interlochen Arts Camp session.

Program Highlights

Performance Opportunities

The summer program ends with a multi-performance run of a fully staged play with full design and technical support throughout.

Recreational Activities

This might be an arts camp, but it's still camp! In addition to theatre rehearsals, you'll have the chance to explore the woods and swim, play field games, and learn cool skills like archery.

Recent Productions

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Winter's Tale
  • Sparrow
  • Anon(ymous)
  • Our Town
  • The Snow
  • Julius Caesar
  • Radium Girls

Additional Opportunities

Interlochen also offers an Acting program. If you're interested in scenery, costumes, lighting, or stage management, you can apply for the Theatre Design & Production program.

Interlochen is home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers theatre programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Design & Production for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.

Guest Artists

Each summer, the theatre department welcomes guests artists and educators to our campus. Past guests of the department have included:

  • Barrett Foa, NCIS:LA, Avenue Q, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Mamma Mia!
  • Lothair Eaton, singer, actor, vocal coach
  • Kooman & Dimond, Emmy-nominated songwriters

The campus is beautiful, and all the teachers and staff are so nice. I instantly connected with lots of other campers. Here, I don't feel like I have to hide myself. I am no longer shy to express myself. And the classes are amazing! The theatre program is phenomenal; no other place compares. I truly feel like I am making art.

Lilly, Acting Production Company

What's it like to be an Acting Company Production student?

Hear from intermediate students and faculty about what it's like to be an acting student at Interlochen Arts Camp.