This summer three out of four Dunlaps are involved with SHAPE Players' theater camp.
Allen spends morning at the theater working on back stage production - painting, carpentry, costumes, etc. In general I think he likes what he is doing. What he likes best is hanging out with all the other teenagers who are working there as well.
Kyra is a camper - this means she experiences the fun stuff of camp - learning theater stuff and is part of the production.
I am the choreographer. This means I get to work with over twenty kids of varying ages and dance abilities and most challenging - differing desires to be in theater camp. Overall it is fun and the kids are great, even if they are loud!
The camp is putting on a production of Cinderella next week. They are doing the Disney version and I would have to say they are doing a good job. Lines are memorized, choreography is memorized, the set and costumes look great. Some of the kids are amazing actors and are quite good at getting the audience's attention.
The theater intends to offer an after-school version of this camp a couple of times throughout the school year. I think Kyra is seriously considering this. I am on board to help with choreography. I think Allen will jump ship though and return to cross-country and track.