June 24 - 28, 2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
At CSI Theater Camp, students will have the opportunity to expand their skills in everything from acting and musical theater to set design and costuming in a fun and immersive environment! The camp features an impressive guest faculty of theater professionals from all over the country who bring a wealth of talent and knowledge to assure each student achieves their highest potential. Students will choose from different tracks, ranging from classes designed for younger students who don't have theater experience to advanced classes geared toward older students who have studied theater or have been in productions who would like to expand their knowledge and skills through a more challenging curriculum. Classes taught by working theater professionals (many of whom had their start right here in the Magic Valley!) include, but are not limited to: acting, auditioning skills, musical theater, choreography, vocal development, make-up, costuming, set design, lighting, and prop construction. Each day will end with a rehearsal for the end-of-camp show which will be performed Friday night for friends and family! This special production will build on the skills the campers learned in their classes throughout the week and give them a chance to shine on the stage. Camp Directors Shane Brown and James Haycock have more than 40 years' experience teaching and working in theater and run the CSI and Twin Falls High School Theater Programs.
June 24 - 28, 2019
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Classes take place in the College of Southern Idaho Fine Arts Center
Fine Arts Theatre, Green Room, and Scene Shop
Following are examples of the types of classes you will be taking at CSI Theater Camp! Students will have the opportunity to make their own schedule according to their class preferences. Progressively more advanced classes are offered in many of the areas for students who have taken the camp before.
Students will need to bring a sack lunch with them. There will be a pizza party for the students the last day of camp before the final production, which will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28 in the CSI Fine Arts Theatre. (Doors open at 6:00)
Return completed forms and your $25 deposit or tuition in full to:
CSI Theatre Camp
CSI Fine Arts Center
PO Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303-1238
You may also hand-deliver to the CSI Fine Arts Box Office
Checks payable to College of Southern Idaho
We accept Visas, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or debit cards
Shane Brown has been teaching and directing theater in the Magic Valley for twenty years. He has served as president of the Idaho Speech Arts Teachers Association, and as their representative on the board of directors for the Idaho High School Activities Association, as well as being named Drama Teacher of the Year twice for the state of Idaho. He was a member of the Ashland Center for Theater Studies at Southern Oregon University, where he did his graduate work in theater. He currently teaches theater and Education at the College of Southern Idaho.
From Twin Falls, James Haycock (Theatrical Designer/Director/Educator) James is an award-winning director and instructor of the TFHS Bruin High Players, "a professional theatre company run by high school students," and four-time 4A IHSAA State Drama Champions. James has directed over 60 productions including his favorites: 39 Steps; Imaginary Invalid; Metamorphoses; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Crimes of the Heart; and Underfoot, an original production conceived with 1st, 3rd, and 10th graders . His passion for educating young theatre professionals is rooted in empowering individuals with creative confidence through an increased focus on commitment and connection, and in celebrating their unique gifts and abilities. James has designed costumes and scenery for regional and academic theatre, dance and opera. James earned his MFA in Design from Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh), a BA in Theatre Design from Boise State University (Boise), and the ATAS Costumes Design Internship with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Los Angeles). Other professional training & experience include Cirque du Soleil, City Theater of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Washington & Idaho Shakespeare Festivals, Walt Disney Entertainment, and 20th Century Fox Films. James is an avid cyclist, swimmer, artist, and theatre-goer.
Tess is a proud AEA member and professional theater electrician. Her performance credits include: "Grey Gardens" and "Woody Guthrie's American Song" with Company of Fools, "The Storm in the Barn", "Lewiston/Clarkston", and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" with Boise Contemporary Theater, "The Golden Girls Christmas Extravaganza" with Alley Repertory Theater, "Hamlet" and "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" with Shakespearience/Idaho Shakespeare Festival, and numerous plays and musicals with Boise State University and The College of Southern Idaho.
Seve Isaacs has been teaching Theatre at Canyon Ridge High School since 2012. He has directed, acted in, and designed for dozens of productions throughout his long and illustrious career in the theatre. Among his favorite roles are Father Brendan Flynn in Doubt by John Patrick Shanley and Michael in God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza. His favorite productions to have directed include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Dale Wasserman, Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, The Tempest by William Shakespeare, and Tales of Terror from the Tragic Valley, Canyon Ridge High School's annual Halloween Show where they do student-written plays and adaptations with a spooky theme.
Jules is a Writer with a capital W. She’s written everything from prose to how-to books, scripts to press releases. She’s worked as a copywriter for Star Moose Creative, has published short stories in Outlet, M Review, and Metaphor Magazine, and read her work in Portland’s ArtBeat Festival as well as Weber State’s Literature Conference. She’s run creative writing workshops for National Novel Writing Month, and had several blogs under her belt, not to mention a short film or two she scripted running around on YouTube. Also, lots of fan fiction, though she’ll never let you read it.
Steve Kaminski & Katie Neff
Steve Kaminski & Katie Neff are actors/ improvisers/ teachers/dream makers and
they’re married...to each other! Katie was born and raised in the Magic Valley. Steve is
from Madison, Wisconsin. They are both veterans of the Chicago/LA improv scene,
including performances at The Second City, iO (Improv Olympic), iO West, the
Annoyance theater, UCB NYC and numerous others that span the hemispheres. Katie
was a Second City resident "Mainstage" member in Las Vegas, where she wrote and
performed in three original reviews at The Flamingo Hotel & Casino. Steve was an
ensemble member/director of the “Scriptless” cast at the Flamingo, as well. They have
both taught the art of improvisation and sketch comedy at Improv Olympic and the
Second City for over 15 years. They also took 18 months to perform with The Second
City Theatricals, cruising around the high seas. Now landlocked, Katie and Steve are
currently involved with several projects here in Idaho and in Los Angeles, co- venturing with the Twin Falls “Sandwiches” Film Festival and The Orpheum Theatre, Twin Falls.
They look forward to sharing their passion and knowledge with students & audiences,
young and old."It’s Good To Be IDAHOme!"
Will Ledbetter is in his first year as a Graduate Teaching Associate at Ohio State University. Prior to moving to the Midwest, Will worked as a development associate for Idaho Shakespeare Festival. Since graduating from the College of Idaho in 2011, Will has been a freelance technical director and scenic designer working for Boise Contemporary Theater and Idaho Shakespeare Festival where he built all Idaho Theater For Youth and Shakespearience tours from 2012-2018. Will's most recent design credits include House of Tomorrow, Hand to God, and Margin of Error at Boise Contemporary Theater, Julius Caesar, Around the World in 80 Days, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Stuart Little for ISF's education tours, and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime at Ohio State University.
D. Sterling Blackwell earned his M.F.A. in Theater from the University of Idaho. He has been a Theatre educator for 10 years, and a puppet enthusiast his whole life. Sterling introduced a puppet making unit in his Stagecraft class ten years ago, and he hasn't looked back! From 8 foot talking trees, to walking marionette Totos, there is nothing the Sterling hasn't tried to turn into a puppet for his Musical Theatre classes at Fruitland and Centennial High School.
For more information or to obtain a registration or student information/release form
Camille Barigar at (208) 732-6288 or Shane Brown at (208) 732-6774
Camille Barigar at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shane Brown at email@example.com
CSI Theatre Camp
Po Box 1238
Twin Falls, ID 83303
The CSI Fine Arts Center at 315 Falls Avenue in Twin Falls