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Education

Henry Fonda Theatre Academy

Henry Fonda Theatre Academy

Welcome to the Henry Fonda Theatre Academy, the educational wing of the Omaha Community Playhouse. Teaching life skills through stage skills, the Henry Fonda Theatre Academy offers something for everyone, enhancing quality of life by cultivating creativity and personal growth.

All classes will meet in person and follow Covid-19 guidelines (optional masks, social distancing, sanitizing spaces). All classes will be capped at 10 students.

2022 Summer Camps

Summer Camps for Youth

Juniors Players Camp

Ages 7-10

Cost: $200.00
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
June 6-10 2022

In this full-week drama camp, students will be led through fun and engaging drama games that will teach effective movement and speech while encouraging imagination. Students will create an original theatre piece to be shared at the end of camp.

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Youth Players Camp

Ages 11-14

Cost: $200.00
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
June 6-10 2022

In this full-week drama camp, students will be led through fun and engaging drama games that will teach effective movement and speech while encouraging imagination. Students will create an original theatre piece to be shared at the end of camp.

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Musical Theater Camp Session 1

Ages 7-12

Cost: $200.00
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
June 13-17 2022

In this week-long intensive, students will focus on acting, singing, and dancing to create an original theater piece to be shared at the end of the camp.

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Musical Theater Camp Session 2

Ages 7-12

Cost: $200.00
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
June 20-24 2022

In this week-long intensive, students will focus on acting, singing, and dancing to create an original theater piece to be shared at the end of the camp.

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Petite Players Camp Session 1

Ages 4-6

Cost: $100.00
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-11:00 am
June 13-17 2022

This class will encourage students to use their imaginations, create characters, and work with classmates to tell a story.

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Petite Players Camp Session 2

Ages 4-6

Cost: $100.00
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-11:00 am
June 20-24 2022

This class will encourage students to use their imaginations, create characters, and work with classmates to tell a story.

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Players Cabaret

Ages 12-18

Cost: $200.00
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
June 27-July 1 2022

This one-of-a-kind camp encourages students to develop their own unique performance style through one-on-one training with a music director and choreographer. Each participant will perform a solo piece at the culminating cabaret-style performance as well as participate in group numbers. Students will learn to collaborate as performers to create their own night of story and song. Space is limited.

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Players Production

Show title to be announced soon!

Ages 12-18

Cost: $300.00
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
July 11-July 22 2022

The Players Production is a two-week training intensive that immerses students in the art of theatre. Students will experience working with a team of directors, musicians, and choreographers that culminates in a production for family and friends.

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Workshops

Having trouble fitting a class into your schedule? Check out our website and follow OCP on Facebook and Instagram for workshop announcements!

Is there something you were hoping to learn more about but didn’t find among our courses? Submit your workshop suggestion to the Director of Education at hfta@omahaplayhouse.com.

Scholarship Application

The Henry Fonda Theatre Academy is dedicated to ensuring that all individuals have access to arts education. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out our online application.

FAQ

What time should I arrive?

Students should arrive approximately 10 minutes early, especially the first day of class so students and parents can meet the teacher. Parents check in students with the instructor. If you arrive after the class has begun, report directly to the assigned classroom.

What if a student needs to miss a class?

Please let us know in advance if a student will miss any classes so the teacher can adjust their lesson plan accordingly. Refunds cannot be made for missed classes.

May parents sit in and watch the class?

In order to help students let go of their inhibitions and develop a strong stage presence, we ask parents not to stay and watch their child in class, as it is often disruptive to the students. You may either wait in the education lounge outside of the classroom or leave and pick up your student at the end of class. If you have other questions about observing a class, ask to speak to the director of education or the class instructor.

What time should I pick up my child?

Parents should arrive shortly before class ends to pick up their student. The pick up/drop off point is downstairs in the education commons. Our first priority is your child’s safety. Students will not be permitted to wait outside. Please be prompt. If you are late and the teacher needs to wait with your child, a strict penalty of $25 per each extra 15 minutes will be imposed.

Will there be a performance at the end of classes?

Some classes have a sharing day on the last day of class for family and friends that may wish to observe. This may be an informal performance, a reading of a script or they might simply share something the class has worked on. Not every class will present a play or other performance on sharing day. Each instructor will design a sharing day based on the needs and skills of the class. If a performance is planned for sharing day, it is intended to be very informal and almost always done without lights, sets, props or costumes.

Will students need to memorize lines?

Memorization is encouraged for most presentations. Assisting your child in memorization is a wonderful shared experience, especially for children with limited reading skills. If a performance of a short play is planned, you can expect some prompting, directions or suggestions from the teacher. Remember this is an informal presentation, and the class has had limited time to prepare for sharing day!

Policies

Refunds

Any requests for changes or refunds must be made in writing at least one week prior to your first class or camp. A full refund will be issued minus a $5 processing fee. No refunds after this point, only credit toward tuition of a future class, camp or workshop within a year of the cancellation. No exceptions for injury or illness.

Cancellation of Class

If your class or workshop is canceled, you will have the choice of a full refund (no processing fee charge) or a credit toward a future class or workshop.

Behavior: In order to ensure students derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from the classroom experience, students who become disruptive or disrespectful will be removed from class with no refund of tuition.

Photo & Video Release

Omaha Community Playhouse often takes photographs and video during events for use in brochures and the web. By registering you agree that OCP may use any image of you or your child that might appear in photographs or video taken at OCP.