Summer Theater Camp


"Witty Fools" Improv Camp (online enrollment form) (online payment)
June 20 -26 | Section 1: Ages 14* -18, 9am - 12pm | Section 2: Ages 19 - Adult, 6:30pm | $150 

Students learn to think on their feet and say “yes” to the basics of improv! This fun and fast-paced camp sharpens students’ wits and sense of comic timing. Camp ends with a public performance to show off their newly honed comedic skills, Sunday, June 26.

Improv Camp will take place in room 304 in the Walla Walla Community College's Prof. Technical Building (Building J on Map).

Shakespeare Players (online enrollment form) (online payment)
WEDNESDAY July 6- 17 | Ages 9 - 13 | 9am - 12 pm | $100

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Players will begin WEDNESDAY July 6th, and run Wed-Saturday for the first week, and M-F second week with Sunday Performance.

Shakespeare Players introduces kids to the language, plot, stories, and themes in Shakespeare’s plays through live performance and narrative. Students develop imagination skills, public speaking, and the basics of acting through a modernized version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at a final public performance on Sunday, July 17.

Shakespeare Players will take place in the theater in the Walla Walla Community College's Heath Science and Performing Arts Building (Building E on Map).

Shakespeare Intensive (online enrollment form) (online payment)
July 5 - 17 | Ages 14* - Adult | 6:30pm | $50

This intensive takes performance skills to the next level and includes in-depth actor training highlighting vocal, physical, and acting techniques.  Culminating in a final public showcase, students perform key scenes from the Bard’s most beloved plays on Sunday, July 17.

Shakespeare Intensive will take place in the in the Walla Walla Community College's China Pavillion (Building G on Map).

Stage Fight Camp (online enrollment form) (online payment)
July 11 - 17 | Ages 14* - Adult | 1pm - 4pm | $150

At our Stage Combat Camp, students learn both sword fight techniques and unarmed combat. Students progress to choreographing original fights and rehearsing scenes with dialogue  and action. The week ends in a final public demonstrations of skills on Sunday, July 17. 

Stage Combat Camp will be held in at the WWCC’s Health and Science and Performing Arts Building (Building E on Map) 

Musical Theater Camp (online enrollment form) (online payment)
July 19 - August 7 | Section 1: Ages 9 - 13, 9am - 12pm, $100 | Section 2: Ages 14* - Adult, 6:30pm, $75

Experience the joy of musical theater! Campers focus on all aspects of musical theater including vocal technique, auditioning, performance, dance instruction and choreography. This camp highlights and improves each student’s individual skill, ending with two public cabaret showcases, August 6 & 7.

Musical Theater Camp will take place in Walla Walla Community College's China Pavilion (Building G on Map).

 *Age 14 includes those who have just graduated from 8th grade who have yet to turn 14.




Shawn Franklin

New York City native Shawn Franklin is an ensemble member and instructor at Jet City Improv in Seattle. He previously taught improv classes and directed shows at Lakewood Playhouse, is a former member of Tacoma’s Tokens Improv, and was a performer/director of Dead Gentlemen Improv. This will be his second year teaching SWW's Improv Camp and he is looking forward to being back in Walla Walla for second round!


Anna Newbury

Director, actor, choreographer, and fight coach Anna Newbury will be leading the week-long Stage Fight Camp. Anna received her bachelor of fine arts in theatre performance from Central Washington University in 2010 and upon graduation she toured nationally with Missoula Children's Theatre as an actor and director. Following the tour, she attended the 2011 National Stage Combat Workshop, which marked the beginning of a journey that has lead her to become an advanced actor combatant certified through the Society of American Fight Directors. Anna will be participating in graduate school auditions for MFA acting programs this season.



Ron Williams

Shakespeare Walla Walla's fearless leader Ron Williams was appointed as the Executive Director in 2013. He has an extensive background in regional theater, film, and television. HIs career has taken him from Southern California, to Florida, to Italy, to Seattle and finally, to Walla Walla. He is excited to be using his experiences to train young local talent. 


Nancy Simon

In a career spanning more than a half century, Nancy has directed well over a hundred plays and operas in addition to teaching acting, directing, theatre history and dramatic literature.  Paul Garrett Professor of Dramatic Art Emerita at Whitman College, she is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.




Raffaele Exiana

Italian born dancer/choreographer Raffaele Exiana danced professionally in Italy with various companies, including the Rome Opera Ballet, and as a cast member in various ballet and contemporary dance companies and television productions including the wildly popular variety show “Fantastico!” starring European legend Raffaele Carra’.

After a long hiatus and a move to Seattle to complete a Masters of Architecture at UW, Raffaele rediscovered dance in Walla Walla. Recent accomplishments include teaching master classes for the Mid-Columbia Ballet, dancing and choreographing for the Suitcase Dances in The Relative at the Gesa Power House Theatre, and co-staging and choreographing the opera Carmen for the Walla Walla Symphony.  This summer Raffaele is also dancing with Peter DeGrasse at the Seattle International Dance Festival.



Please fill out one online enrollment form per student. If you would prefer, you may download the enrollment form and mail it to Shakespeare Walla Walla, 111 N. 6th Avenue, Walla Walla, WA 99362. 

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Payment will need to be made or arranged prior to the start of classes. Payment by check or cash is also available.


Would you like to support our Summer Camp Program? You can sponsor a student by paying their enrollment fee. 

Although we have made every effort to keep costs to a minimum, some prospective students may have financial difficulty. We are always striving to enrich the minds of our local student populations. Your donation will provide more students with the opportunity to participate in our Summer Theater Camp programs.