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By: Gabby Button/Senior Writer

“I think there is no world without theatre.” – Edward Bond

For those students with an interest to explore the world of theater, a local group is providing them with an opportunity. EdCamp is a local summer theater camp that allows students in grades 5-12 to participate in workshops to learn about the art of theater and musical theater. It was started as a “living memorial” for a man named Ed Lonzinski, who was very passionate about the theater and giving students exposure to performing arts, as well as being actively involved in various community theaters and having well rounded experience in both performing and production. For the past 13 years, it has been run by Endless Mountains Theatre Company. Each summer, for a week in July, students spend their afternoons at a local high school and learn about different aspects of performing arts such as monologues, improvisation, singing, dance, costuming, stage combat, characterization, stage managing and lighting, backstage, and, new this year to the program this year, play writing. At the end of the week, a performance is held and made open and free to the public, giving the students a chance to showcase what they have learned.

This year, EdCamp is being held at Susquehanna Community High School for the week of July 21-25, 2014. Samantha Frailey, a recent BR graduate, has been attending EdCamp for the past 8 years: the maximum possible years a person can go. “I’m the first person to go all 8 years!!” she says. Although she originally went for the theatrical help, she says that it was “the welcoming atmosphere” that has kept her coming back. “I built friendships that un-pause every year on Monday of EdCamp.”

The final performance this year will be on Friday July 25, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Susquehanna Community High School auditorium. For more information on EdCamp, visit under the “Outreach” link.


Dorie Penny
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