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July12th - 30th, from 9 am - 3:30 pm

A total theater experience! Professional theater education at its finest. Failure: A Love Story

Summer camp July 12th - 30th

Event Address: The Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave., Fort Myers, 33901 (Corner of Second Street & Woodford) (in the theater)

CAMP DATES: Mon-Friday, 9 am - 3:30 pm (drop-off and pick-up within 30 minutes of start and end times) July 12th - July 30th.

PERFORMANCE DATES: July 29th, 30th, 31st, and August 5th, 6th, & 7th at 8 pm. August 1st and 8th at 2 pm.

The Laboratory Theater of Florida is a professional theater company and only uses credentialed educators and professional actors in our education department.


The Laboratory Theater of Florida takes a "whole actor" approach to acting. In addition to physical theater, stage combat, voice modulation, blocking, stagecraft, and scene study, they also learn the basics of set design, lighting elements, lighting design, costuming, stage makeup, stage management, and theater etiquette and best practices. And, of course, theater games. Acting is FUN!

The camp culminates in a professional production of Failure: A Love Story, which runs for 2 weekends and includes 1 mid-week line run.

The theater follows both the CDC guidelines and the School District of Lee County guidelines, stating that campers must be masked indoors. This camp is limited to 15 thespians, ages 12-18. This guarantees the maximum one-on-one instruction and allows us to keep the students as safe as possible.

As this is a full production, students will be asked to sign the theater's Pandemic Protocol.

Failure: A Love Story

by Phillip Dawkins

By the end of 1928, all three Fail sisters will be dead -- expiring in reverse order, youngest to oldest, from a blunt object to the head, disappearance, and finally consumption. Tuneful songs and a whimsical chorus follow the story of Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty as they live out their lives above the family clock repair shop near the Chicago River before their time unexpectedly runs out. A magical, musical fable where, in the end, the power of love is far greater than any individual's successes or failures.

A registration form needs to be filled out for each camper. Students will not be allowed to stay without signed registration forms. If registering multiple students, please choose "First Camper" for the first and "sibling" for the others.

Weekly tuition option on request.

IMPORTANT DETAILS: Hours: 9 am - 3:30 pm, Mon-Fri

Daily Arrival Time: 8:30-9:00 am. • Pick-up: 3:30 - 4:00 pm

• Light snacks are provided but bring a packed lunch. • Campers should wear comfortable clothing in which they can easily move and dance. • Closed-toe shoes are required, tennis shoes are recommended • Masks are required to be properly worn during camp hours.

Camp culminates in a two-week professional production on stage at The Laboratory Theater of Florida.

Summer camp is M-F; Dress rehearsals and performances will be held at the Laboratory Theater of Florida.


● Regular registration (by Wednesday prior to start): $450 camper 1, $405 per additional sibling for the 3-week camp. If a scholarship is needed, please email for details. A weekly tuition option is available on request.

PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY Payment required at registration • Two-week cancellation notice required or forfeiture of the deposit will result.

• Registration deadline is by the Wednesday prior to the start of camp, payable by credit card or checks made out to The Laboratory Theater of Florida. Please mail registration & payment to The Laboratory Theater of Florida, P.O. Box 334, Fort Myers, FL 33902. Or conveniently register and pay online at

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Free 3-Day Shakespeare Intensive Workshop

with Annette Trossbach

“We are such stuff

As dreams are made on, and our little life

Is rounded with a sleep.” - The Tempest

Increase your theatrical understanding of the Bard, FREE. Join the cast of The Tempest for a Shakespeare Intensive, a three-day workshop that will start your journey of exploring the vocabulary, pronunciation, and rhythm unique to this genre.

Enjoy revealing the multiple meanings of phrases as well as allusions, metaphors, and more - and discover why Shakespeare appealed to people from all walks of life with use of highbrow and low-brow humor.

This six-hour course is held over three days, August 20th, 21st, and 22nd. The workshop is free but registration is required.

August 20th - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

August 21st - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

August 22nd - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please bring a notebook and writing instrument of your choice to take notes.

Participants who complete all three days of the program will be granted a certificate of completion.

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