Acting the part

. January 24, 2013.

The Ann Arbor Civic Theatre has a longstanding reputation for creative theatre productions in the Ann Arbor area. This year, youth can participate in the adventure with the Theatre’s summer campsCreate Your Own Theatrical Adventure ($230 weekly) allows students in third though sixth grades to enjoy a combination of theater and visual arts, music and technical theater design, all leading to a performance at the end of camp. This workshop is led by Jenny Anne Koppera, director of the Junior Theatre’s James and The Giant Peach and graduate of Eastern Michigan University’s Drama and Theater for the Young MFA Program. CYOTA begins June 20 and runs Monday through Friday from 1-4pm until July 1. Beginning August 8 students in sixth to eighth grades can attend Full Circle camp. The camp utilizes the circle method used by Native Americans and African tribes to create stories which campers will turn into a play on the last day of camp. Led by Jaclyn Morrow, an experienced youth camp leader for Wild Swan and the YMCA, the group will weave together Native American and African folklore to inspire an interest in world culture and group participation.

Full Circle runs Monday through Friday from 1-4pm until August 19. To register for Civic Theatre camps or for more info visit or call 734-971-0605. 322 W. Ann St.