Youth Theater Camp


Star Wars Meets Shakespeare – Camp show June 29 at 10:45

Come join us “A long , long time ago. In a Galaxy far, far away. Star Wars: Verily a New Hope.”  This fantastic retelling of Star Wars uses Shakespeare’s famous writing style.The Saga of  Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader, a beautiful Princess Leia held captive, as well as a young farmer Luke Skywalker, who will one day become a hero and save the galaxy. Shakespeare and Star Wars abound with all the adventure, valor, villainy and spectacle of The Bard’s greatest plays.

This fabulous camp will conclude with a free performance of this familiar tale.  The youth and teen camps will join together to share their show at 10:45 on the final camp day, June 29.  FREE, but bring a can or box of nonperishable food for the food bank if you can.

Students have learned Shakespeare’s style of text using iambic pentameter and Star Wars’ familiar characters and story in a speech workshop.

A stage combat workshop will taught  how to properly handle a lightsaber, “an Elegant Weapon.”



Ohio Valley Summer Theater’s Youth Camp is our keystone youth engagement activity. This ten-year-old Youth Camp engages approximately 45 elementary, middle and high school students each summer.

Youth Camp is a three-week immersive, educational theater experience divided into two camps: 1) morning camp for rising 2nd-6th grade students, and 2) afternoon camp for rising 7th-12th grade students. Each camp culminates in a free, public performance for all campers, crew, lighting, and sound technicians.

Youth Camp participants are drawn from all area schools, the local homeschool community, out-of-town visitors, and exchange students.  No previous experience is necessary to attend Youth Camp and repeat participants often advance into assistant and mentorship roles with younger and first-time campers.

A unique offering at OVST’s Youth Camp is the availability of a technical theater track for students interested in all that encompasses what goes into making a staged production