PERFORMANCE SITE: Towsley Auditorium 4800 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105 | OFFICE: 6175 Jackson Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
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Classes & Camps

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Camp DoYaWanna

SUMMER 2019

Wild Swan Theater drama camps are fun experiences where kids can feel safe and comfortable exploring the imaginative world of theater. Our main goal is that every camper has a great time cultivating their creativity and leaves camp feeling successful. With a new theme every week, activities will include warm-ups, theater games, and improvisations that bring people together in a nurturing, memorable way. Some weeks will also include craft activities such as making props and costume pieces.

Camps are held at our Office/Studio at 6175 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor.

Download a Camp Registration Form here.

Pal Around

SESSION ONE
Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21

Teachers: LeAnn Bjornrud Brunner & Sandy Ryder
10am – 12pm (for children ages 4 – 6)
Cost: $125 

Frog and Toad, George and Martha, Toot and Puddle, Henry and Mudge… these friends go together like peanut butter and jelly! We are sure to make new friends this week as we share these stories of friendship, play theater games, and explore creative movement together!

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Let’s Laugh!   (SESSION FULL!)

SESSION TWO
Monday, June 24 – Friday, June 28

Teachers: Christina Pinciotti & Sandy Ryder
9:30am – 12:30pm (for students ages 6 – 10)
Cost: $175

Who doesn’t love to be silly? Campers will work on the basics of comedy by playing improvisational games, writing jokes and crafting a comedic play to perform. We will read classic funny stories and discuss what makes them funny. We will also play an abundance of energetic theater games! Having the giggles here will never be a problem!

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Stories from the Amazon  (SESSION FULL!)

SESSION THREE
Monday, July 8 – Friday, July 12

Teachers: Rachel Costantino & Sandy Ryder
9:30am – 12:30pm (for students ages 6 – 10)
Cost: $175

Join us as we enter the world of the Brazilian Rainforest. Together we will make masks and instruments, create soundscapes, explore stories and movement of the rainforest, and bring this magical part of the world to life!

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Glug! Glug! Adventures Under the Sea!

SESSION FOUR
Monday, July 15 – Friday, July 19

Teachers: LeAnn Bjornrud & Christina Pinciotti
10am – 12pm (for children ages 4 – 6)
Cost: $125

Explore the world of what lives under the sea in this exciting camp where whales, sharks, eels, and mermaids come to life. Perhaps a sunken ship will be found with mysterious treasure or never-seen-before creatures will take us on a journey under the sea. Such amazing adventures await us!

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Globetrotters: Explore Arts of the World

SESSION FIVE
Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26

Teacher: Jaclyn Morrow
9:30am – 12:30pm (for students ages 6 – 10)
Cost: $175


Come globe-trot with us as we travel the world! Each day we will explore a new country—we’ll hear stories from a different culture, dance to its music, do art, and celebrate the specialness of each land! From Brazil to Japan to India to Mexico—it is a “small world” after all!!

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Magical Shakespeare

SESSION SIX
Monday, July 29 – Friday, August 2

Teachers: Annie Dilworth & Meghan VanArsdalen
9:30am – 12:30pm (for students ages 8 – 12)
Cost: $175

Double, double toil and trouble—join us for a week of Shakespeare! Meet the Bard’s magical characters and stories through games, improvisations, ensemble building activities, and art projects. Using inspiration from the cunning, crafty fairies in A Midsummer Night’s Dream as well as the prophesizing witches of MacBeth, we will create our own enchanting creatures that the Shakespeare himself would love to meet!

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Meet our Teachers

Our talented group of teachers will keep your kids “acting up” all summer long!

Sandy Ryder

Sandy, the Co-Artistic Director of Wild Swan Theater received her BA in Theater from the University of Michigan in 1975. She is well known throughout Michigan for her acting, storytelling, and teaching skills. Sandy has created dozens of roles for Wild Swan productions as well as for other theater companies including The Purple Rose, Ann Arbor Civic Theater, and Redbud Productions. She is a master teacher of acting and improvisation. She has led hundreds of drama workshops making theater accessible to deaf, blind, mobility impaired, and developmentally impaired young people. Sandy has also customized theater classes for students ranging from preschoolers to senior citizens.

LeAnn Casey Brunner

LeAnn is thrilled to be teaching again this summer. This will be her fifth year with Camp DoYaWanna. She received her BFA in Theatre and Minor in Dance from Wayne State University and toured with No Feare Shakespeare through college. After that she traveled the world with Missoula Children’s Theatre for three years performing The Amazing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Pinocchio, and Beauty Lou and the Country Beast. From a young age, LeAnn loved to create all kinds of art and enjoys passing it on to the youth of today. She dreams of one day starting a theatre summer camp for children with special needs.

Jaclyn Morrow

Jaclyn has worked with ArtSmart Nashville as a theater, dance, and visual teaching artist. She’s also worked with Voices, out of Nashville, a program that teaches cultures through their arts. In Michigan, Jaclyn has taught with the YMCA, Ann Arbor Art Center, Chelsea Youth Theatre, and the Plymouth Community Arts Council. She has also appeared in Wild Swan Theater’s productions of Drum Me a Story and Under the African Sky. Jaclyn has performed and studied West African drumming and dance with Like Water Drum and Dance and is currently with the Tree of Life Drum and Dance Society.

Meghan VanArsdalen

Meghan is a Michigan native who holds her BA in Theatre from Siena Heights University and is a graduate from the MFA program at The New School for Drama. Since graduating, Meghan has appeared onstage at The Actor’s Studio, The Tank, and Hudson Guild Theatre in NYC. Locally, she has been seen in Constellations (Theatre Nova), Be A Good Little Widow (Open Book Theatre Company), Little Women and Wizard of Oz (Wild Swan Theater), All Childish Things (Rousteabout Theatre Troupe), and Red Sauce (The Tipping Point Theatre’s Sandbox Play Festival). Meghan has also appeared in several independent short films and web series including Forever Home, PREPARE: Zombie Apocalypse, and Organic Cyanide. Meghan enjoys spending her downtime exploring nature with her tail wagging, offstage, scene partner Roo.