Studio Luna

Summer Programs for Kids & Teens

Summer Day Camps For Orange Students

Join Luna's Summer Day Camp for Orange Students!

Led by professional actors, directors, and playwrights, students will hone their performance skills through improvisation, theatre games, and rehearsal of scripted scenes. They will also have the opportunity to write and act in original short plays. A final showcase on the MainStage at Luna will feature everyone's work.

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, July 1-August 1, 9am-12pm
(no camp on July 4)
Age Groups: Rising 3-7 graders & Rising 8-12 graders
Cost: FREE for residents of Orange!

Registration will open soon on the Orange Board of Education website:
https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/

Teen Summer Performance Conservatory
July 1-28

Audition Now and Perform in a Professional Regional Theatre This Summer!

This four-week program allows performers between the ages of 11 and 17 to build individual technique and learn about themselves as performers, explore their own abilities, and refine their skills. Admission is by audition only.

Those accepted will begin a focused rehearsal process of Ramon Esquivel's bilingual Spanish-English* play Luna, culminating in four public performances on Luna Theatre's MainStage as well as a week-long tour to summer programs and schools in surrounding communities.

Enrollment is limited to 15 performers. All participants are guaranteed speaking roles with substantial featured dialogue.

Voice and movement training, acting, physical theatre, improvisation, and ensemble work will be part of the daily curriculum.

Up to five additional slots are available for students interested in stagecraft, directing, technical theatre and stage management; please contact Luna Stage for more information about these opportunities.

*Familiarity with Spanish a plus but not required.

To sign up for your audition appointment or for any other questions, please email [email protected].

We strive to make our auditions welcoming, supportive, and fun! Please prepare a short monologue, joke, or song. Additionally, you will be asked to read a short scene provided at the audition. To sign up for your audition appointment or for any other questions, please email: [email protected].

Weekday Rehearsals/Performances: July 1-July 26, 9am-1pm

Weekend Performances: July 20, 21, 27, and 28, 10am-12:30pm (performances at 11am)

Cost to Participate: This four-week program costs $1,200 (scholarships available)

About The Play

Luna by Ramón Esquivel tells the story of Soledad whose parents are migrant farm-workers in California. Because her family moves from place to place, Soledad finds it hard to make friends and keep them. The one friend Soledad can rely on is Luna, the moon, because Luna is always present in the night sky for Soledad to talk to and confide in. This story of friendship is one that resonates across cultures and into the deeper humanity which unites us all.

About the Director

Chris Kuiken is the 2018-2019 Artistic Resident at Luna Stage. He recently directed a reading of Matthew Paul Olmos' play three girls never learnt the way home for Luna's New Moon Reading Series, and he was the assistant director to Ari Laura Kreith for her inaugural Luna Stage MainStage production of Pirira. Chris also directed a series of plays for the 8th Annual NJ One-Minute Play Festival at Mile Square Theatre. Other directorial credits include William Finn's A New Brain at Boston University, and COMBAT, an original piece that was devised and performed in 24 hours at Boston University. Chris is a teaching artist for StudioLuna's Youth Creative Response Team and Valley Stories Project. As an actor, Chris has performed in the NY International Fringe Festival as Ari in Black and Blue, and as Tom Watson in Jason Robert Brown's Parade at the Huntington Theatre in Boston.