Oak Ridge Junior Playhouse is pleased to offer young people the opportunity to learn about theatre while putting together a workshop showcase production for family and friends at the conclusion of the camp. This interactive camp is for rising 4th graders through rising high school seniors. Beginners, as well as experienced thespians, will learn and strengthen fundamental acting techniques such as creating dynamic characters and communicating emotion through movement and voice. Participants will strengthen skills and explore new ideas in small groups, under the guidance and support of experienced theatre performers and directors in a friendly and nurturing environment. Campers will explore the technical aspects of theatre and practice creative problem solving, collaboration skills, and effective communication. Our goal is for each young person to grow in skill and personal confidence, whether onstage or off.



Camp Sessions

WEEK ONE June 1-5, 2020 (Grades 4-5 / 9-12)

WEEK TWO June 8-12, 2020 (Grades 6-8)


Sessions are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Dance Centre, 108 East Division Road, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Oak Ridge Playhouse.  


Camp Showcase

The camp session culminates in a showcase performance for family and friends on Friday at 5:00 p.m. at Oak Ridge Playhouse, 227 Broadway Ave. in historic Jackson Square. Followed by a short reception.



$250 per student (includes $3 service fee)

Students enrolled by May 8 receive a complimentary Oak Ridge Junior Playhouse Theatre Camp t-shirt. 


Lead Instructor

Chris Freeman

Chris has been around theatre his entire life. As the son of a theatre teacher, he was in his first play at age 12 and has been professionally acting, designing, directing, managing and teaching theatre ever since then. A certified theatre teacher, Chris found his passion for Theatre for Young Audiences in college (Columbus State University), and that passion brought him to Lexington Children’s Theatre, Omaha Theatre Company for Young People, and Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre. From 2016-2019, he taught drama to grades PreK through 5 at Vineville Academy of the Arts in Macon Georgia, and also created an after school drama program that performed fully produced musicals on a yearly basis. He is a continued invited guest artist at the Georgia Junior Thespian Conference and with Theatre Macon.


Enrollment is online only.  Class sizes are limited.


Please select choice of week:

WEEK 1 - Grades 4-5 / 9-12

WEEK 2 - Grades 6-8



Contact Oak Ridge Junior Playhouse Theatre Camp coordinator by email at juniorplayhouse@orplayhouse.com