June 21 - 25, 2021
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ages: 10 - 18
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, ostuming, 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! his 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 42 years' experience teaching and working in theater and run the CSI and Twin Falls High School Theater Programs.
June 21 - 25, 2021
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 25 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
Keep checking back for updates to the Theater Camp 2021 Faculty line-up!
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.
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.
Meghan Burnham has lived her entire life as a lover of the arts. This is not an over exaggeration, as she was able to discern a song in a major key from one in a minor key as a newborn. Ok… that may be a bit of family legend that isn’t backed by physical evidence but Meghan still likes to believe it is a true tale that recounts her genius as a cue-ball-headed infant. While that story about her may or may not be true, what IS true is that Meghan has spent her entire adult life soaking in everything she can learn about Theatre. She became entranced by the stage and the art of acting as a teen living in Jerome Idaho. Shane Brown, who now brilliantly teaches Theatre and English at the College of Southern Idaho, was her high school theatre teacher and continues to be her mentor. From the moment her infatuation with theatre took hold as a teen, Meghan has grown her skills as a performer by acting in dozens of staged productions put on by multiple community groups, including The Dilettantes and the Magic Valley Repertory Theatre. Her passion for performance helped her to find new passions in the theatrical world. These include lighting design and operation, directing shows for youth groups, and teaching what she has learned to future generations of thespians. Meghan worked as a lighting technician and designer at the historic Orpheum Theatre for nearly four years, and taught acting while directing shows for the Ovation Performing Arts program for two years. In 2019, Meghan had the absolute pleasure of teaching acting classes to the College of Southern Idaho Theatre Camp with Patrick Rexroat. She had every intention to teach again for the 2020 camp, but I think we all know how that year was for social gatherings. Meghan currently works at the College of Southern Idaho as a Technician for the Fine Arts Auditorium, and is thrilled to her core that she gets to work with and around the most talented teachers, staff, and students the Magic Valley has to offer.
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.
Patrick is excited for another year of theater camp! Patrick has been teaching students theater at Jerome High School for seven years, where he will be directing his 14th major production (Fiddler on the Roof) this spring. As an actor, he has been seen recently in local productions of August: Osage County and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Patrick sometimes writes plays, and highlights include productions and readings of his work in NYC and Portland, OR. He loves running, Yorkies, playing guitar, and is an aspiring poet and horror writer.
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