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Children's Two-Week Acting and Improv Camp or Five-Day Movie-Making Camp at Brain Surgeon Theater (Up to 60% Off)

Brain Surgeon Theater - Bucktown

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Children as young as 6 delve into scripted roles, improvisation, and the basics of filmmaking in camps led by experienced artist-educators

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per child. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required; subject to availability. Classes must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.


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Choose Between Two Options

  • $259 for registration for one child to the two-week Acting and Improv: Beyond the Basics camp, held August 4–15 ($650 value)
  • $129 for registration for one child to the five-day Mini-Movie Making Intensive camp, held August 18–22 ($325 value)

Camps take place Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a showcase at 4 p.m. on the final camp day. The acting and improv class is designed for students entering 3rd through 9th grade; the movie-making camp is appropriate for children aged 6–14. Click here for details on both camps.

Brain Surgeon Theater

Though Brain Surgeon Theater founding member Gwen Tulin isn't an actual brain surgeon, she and her staff help the brain in a different way: with creativity. The actors, improvisers, and comedians collaborate on programs that help unleash each child's inner performer. Rock musical camp, the first program the theater established, teaches youngsters how to develop characters, choreograph movements, and write a script, all of which eventually morphs into an original production. Acting and improv intensives instill theatrical skills and teamwork, and movie-making camp culminates in a mini-feature film after a week of editing, operating the camera, and giving your inner monologue the voice of Martin Scorsese.

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    1919 N Milwaukee Ave.

    Chicago, IL 60647


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