Kimberley Summer Theatre school

Budding thespians can learn the basics from real actors

Summer vacation is upon us and there are a number of summer camps offering Kimberley kids all kinds of interesting activities. But before you make your choice, consider Kimberley Summer Theatre’s offering — theatre camp.

Kimberley Summer Theatre is once again providing activities for young thespians, this time in collaboration with Lisa Aasebo and her company Creative Monkeys. Aasebo is a Summer Theatre veteran and is appearing in the comedy Self Help this summer.

The are two separate week-long sessions provided this year, one for ages six to eight from July 15 to 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and one session for nine to 12 year olds from July 22 through 26, same times.

The camps will both offer what Aasebo calls the five building blocks of acting; improv, clowning, mask, character study and scene study.

“If you’ve ever performed on-stage, you realize there is more to being an actor than just putting on a costume and smiling,” Aasebo said.

The junior group will start with the basics of the ‘Fab Five’, and also enjoy a backstage tour of Kimberley Summer Theatre’s set of ‘Self Help’, complete with a question and answer session with the actors.

The older group will delve deeper in the five building blocks, learning proper terms and techniques used by professional actors. Students will create scenes with these techniques and enjoy the same backstage access.

Both camps will run out of The Kimberley United Church and Centre 64.

Assisting Aasebo will be a couple of local theatre vets who are performing at Fort Steele this summer.

Cameron Lomon, a Kimberley native,  has performed with KST and now is performing his second summer season at Fort Steele Heritage Town.  Craig McCue, a Cranbrook native, is enjoying his third summer performing out at Fort Steele Heritage Town.

For more information on the theatre school, contact Lisa at   or  (604) 990-9199.


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