Box Office: (239) 218-0481
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Educational Theater Day Camp from Sept. 18-22
The School District will not be reopening until Sep 25th due to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. So that parents can go back to work in SWFL, The Laboratory Theater of Florida is offering an educational theater day camp from Sept. 18-22.
The camp will be available to 9 to 14 year olds. Morning drop-off will be from 8:30am until 9am. Afternoon pick-up will be from 4:30pm until 5pm. For more information and registration, parents should email
Cost for the camp is $175 per student; scholarships are available.
Artistic director Annette Trossbach says, “Many local families evacuated, had to stay in hotels in other states, had to eat out, drive home to devastation, and have spent the week digging themselves and their loved ones out of their homes. We know people are financially strapped
at this time. If they can afford $175 per week, great. If they can’t, we are going to make that work. I encourage families to contact us about scholarships.”
The curriculum for the camp will include scene study, set design and construction (where age appropriate), improvisation, acting and movement exercises, and much more. Workshops will be taught by teachers and theater professionals. Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the Meisenberg Family Trust and the Zupko Family Trust.
For camp information and registration, contact email@example.com.
Space is available at a first-come, first-served basis. Registration forms will be emailed to parents or they may fill them out on Monday morning. Students should bring their own packed lunches from home; the theater will provide light snacks only.
For more information about other events which are unrelated to camp, please call the theater at 239.218.0481 .
The Laboratory Theater of Florida, located in the River District, is at 1634 Woodford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901.
UPCOMING SHOWS & EVENTS
Square One Improv
Friday, September 1st at 8pm
Performing a unique mixture of both short and long form improv, the Square One team provides an entertaining evening of family-friendly laughter that is fast-paced, musical, and completely improvised. Says co-founder Shaun Johnson, we try and give our audiences a taste of everything. From hilarious characters, to fully-improvised songs. Theres something for everybody! While no two shows are the same, they are always packed with hysterically funny songs, sketches, and jokes created instantaneously based on your suggestions. For the more adventurous, there are occasional opportunities to join the cast on stage!
Individual Tickets for the 8pm performance on Friday, July 21rst are $15 per person for adults, $12 for senior/military/student (plus applicable online service fees).
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Securing the Future of Lab Theater With Your Donation
It’s the end of year, and we are excited about our continuing season and business expansions into 2017. As you make your end-of-year charitable giving plans and take advantage of tax benefits, we invite you to consider our worthy non-profit cause.
Help fund our building and program expansion.
We continue our pursuit of buying a building to be our permanent home (Lab Theater is renting its current space). We also look forward to expanding our education program and hiring more staff.
The Laboratory Theater of Florida is different than others in our region. We try to balance our season with some shows with recognizable names and crowd-pleasers along with lesser-known outstanding work. Further considering what makes a theater successful, we are giving opportunities to new artists - playwrights, actors, directors, designers - all year long.
We will make every penny count!
There are a million ways to spend money on a production, but it’s important to watch the bottom line, as in any business. We are saving for a permanent home for the theater as well as trying to expand our team. Donations and support from creative partners and business sponsors help to offset our many expenses but also to underwrite specific areas of interest to those sponsors. For example, one donor gave money specifically for training people in lighting design. Other grants and donations can fund special lighting equipment, speakers, stage carpentry supplies, costumes, and other elements that make a production come to life.
Invest in a universal language.
I founded the Laboratory Theater because I love the way theater speaks a universal language. I like to see people connecting in this way - learning from theater and discovering universal truths, relating to one another, and raising our social consciousness. I want to bring more people together, and to raise people up, and I believe a theater is a perfect place to help make that possible. If bringing creative people to the same place for the betterment of a community could be a superpower, that’s one I’d like to think we have.
There is no true finish line to this work, though your donation will help us keep on track toward bringing our community toward conversations that make a difference in Southwest Florida. Theater scratches away at the human need to understand who we are, where we came from, and where we are going. We hope you agree and will commit to joining us on our creative pursuits.
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