The West End Theatre will provide the venue for a teen drama camp this summer. Photo submitted by dramaworks

Teens invited to attend drama camp at the West End Theatre

Have you ever thought about what you’d like to do for a living someday? This drama camp for teens is designed to give youth a taste of the many career paths that exist in the theatre arts. The youth will receive instruction and information on writing a play, producing a play, ticketing, promotion, set design and building, costuming, how to light a play properly and how to get the sound effects that you want. The skills we will touch on are all ones that can lead to a really interesting and fun career.

The camp runs from July 10th to the 23rd. It will be held at dramaworks’ West End Theatre. To sign up please go to or call 530-283-1956. The day camp runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each weekday and lunch will be provided. The youth will be performing for the public Friday evening, July 21; Saturday evening, July 22; and Sunday afternoon, July 23. Each performance will be followed by a ‘talk back’ that will allow audience members to get to know the youth in the program and learn a bit about their experiences over the two week period.

dramaworks thanks the California Arts Council for the grant allowing us to provide after school enrichment for high school students; provide at risk teens access to a drama centered mentoring program; and produce a culturally relevant, inclusive, equitable and entertaining play in a state of the art black box theatre.

The teaching staff includes Edie O’Connor(producer, actor, director), Emily Read (English teacher, author, playwright), Tina Thorman (wonderful teacher and fantastic artist), Dawnette Dryer (via zoom) (professional costumer phenomenal) , and Jeff Bryan (member Screen Actors Guild and has worked in LA for many years!). Each individual brings years of know how and experience to share with the youth.