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Brüka Theatre
 Annual Performing Arts Summer Camp

July 11 – 24, 2016 For Ages 8 – 18

THE STAR CHILDREN – An Original Play
How does one fit in after falling from the sky? 

Reno, NV.  Get ready for a truly inspiring dramatic experience in which young artists of a variety of talent levels are nurtured in a positive and creative theatre experience. Students are led by working theatre professionals in classes designed to develop imagination, concentration, and confidence with movement and dance, voice, technique, character, theatrical design and appreciation of the theatrical artistic journey.

Participants will create an original be absorbed in acting tools, scene work, script creation, improvisation and dance/movement for two weeks while exploring and adapting an original story for public performances in July 2016. This is a special and unique opportunity to work with artists from Brüka Theatre to develop craft, focus and technique.  Open to 24 participants.   
$250 for two weeks. Sign up by July 1, 2016. ($300 after July 1.)

Camp Schedule
July 11 - July 24,  2016 (Doors open each morning at 9:30)
10 am to 4 pm weekdays  Public Performances -  July 23 and July 24

4 Internships Available for ages 17 – 20
(Theatrical or Leadership experience necessary.)

4 Scholarships Available

Write a 500-word essay including and desire to participate in the Performing Arts Camp, prior experience and limitations.

Brüka Theatre Performing Arts Camp

Registration is available through our box office : (775) 323-3221.

Payment options also available online at


Additional Opportunities
Parents can volunteer to supervise lunches, administrate, stage-manage, and work the house for the performances, costume, and props.


In its 23rd season in downtown Reno, Brüka has been named “Best Theatre Company” by The News and Review eighteen years running.  Brüka Theatre is a leader in the region, recognized for its productions, artists and theatre for children series since its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the reinvestigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, which include winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and 9 local best actor honors.  Brüka is a non- equity and not-for-profit theater TCG small professional company that has produced over 100 shows in our downtown Reno location. This is our 6th Annual Brüka Theatre Summer Camp.

Workshop Artists

Mary Bennett – Core director.  Improvisation.  Creation.

Producing Artistic Director – Brüka Theatre.  Works as actor, director, producer and Artist in Residence for The Nevada Arts Council and The Sierra Arts Foundation and teaches improv at TMCC.  Bennett has worked as a professional theatre creator for over 25 years.  She has adapted Grimm’s Fairytales in workshops for children and adults and created original works for the duration of her theatrical career. 

Sandra Neace – Scene work.  Acting

MFA in Theater from Actors Studio in NY.  Works for UNR as an acting teacher with a focus on scene study and has years of experience in the theatre on the west and east coast and as an artist in residence was commissioned by Bruka to create The Medea Project for the Brüka main stage.


Alexander Biber – Movement.  Choreography

Company member of the Sacramento Ballet.  Alex also dances with Sierra Nevada Ballet and recently choreographed for Sac Ballet’s Beer and Ballet. Alex has also worked as choreographer/creator on Brüka’s Buttcracker series and has been seen in numerous Brüka performances.

Lew Zaumeyer – Set Design
Lew had designed Brüka sets for over 15 years.  Lew also works as an actor and board member at Brüka.  An architect for most of his adult life, Lew also designed the new Reno Little Theater on Wells Avenue.

David Simpson – Technical Director, Lighting & Sound Design

Dave is the Technical Director for Brüka Theatre and has worked for over 20 years on the technical side of the theatre with forays onto the stage in shows including The Underpants and The Buttcracker series.  Simpson has designed the lights for over forty shows while also designing sound and multi-media elements and has worked as the Technical Director for the Lear Theater and at different venues in Santa Rosa, California.


Cami Thompson – Vocal Direction

Cami been teaching and coaching singers and actors for over 30 years and has had 3 students featured on the TV show "The Voice". Cami is a popular performer Singer, actor, band leader, arranger, songwriter, teacher - has gained a world-wide reputation for wowing audiences with her 4-octave voice of great beauty, control and passion. Her professional career spans 40 years across 20 countries. honesty and exciting vibrancy. Cami's recordings can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon.

A variety of other artists will work with students in acting, make-up, costuming , theatrical devices and playwrighting.

Fees are due upon sign up.  Check/Cash or CC are accepted.  Please contact our box office for more information.


Brüka Theatre Performing Arts Camp Sign-up Form

Name: ______________________________________________________

Address: ____________________________________________________

Phone: _______________________ Email: _______________________


Emergency Contact:  ________________________________________

Please write a brief paragraph about yourself and your theatrical experience.






Physical limitations or requirements:

If applying for a scholarship:

Write 500 words essay including fiscal limitations.

4 Scholarships Available


Fees are due upon sign up.  Check/Cash or CC are accepted. EARLY - $250 or $300 for two weeks.  Sign up by July 10th, 2015Please contact our box office for more information.


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