LTA SUMMER CAMPS
Join us at our beautiful Old Town location, where we offer the best in theater education for children ages three through 8th grade. Now in its tenth year , LTA is the premier Alexandria location for summer fun and theatre! Featuring fantastic teachers that include RADA-trained television personality Heather Sanderson; Screen Actors Guild member and radio/ television voiceover actress Roberta Masters-Cullen, popular children’s vocal instructor Linda Wells; veteran acting teacher Kathy Dillaber; experienced director, actor and improv instructor John Waldron; choreographer , acting and musical theater instructor, and camp director Michael Page; and teaching artist all the way from England, Eliza Lore.
All tuition is due at the time of registration. Our 2018 camps schedule is listed below.
SUMMER CAMPS CIT PROGRAM
LTA’s Counselor in Training (CIT) Program is an educational program for high school students who want to advance their theatrical education through work with professionally trained performing artists and designers. CIT’s will have the opportunity to receive their education through hands-on work as an assistant throughout the camp day as well as workshops and masterclasses in late afternoon/early evening sessions. CITs will work from 8:45 am – 3:45 pm in weekly sessions, being compensated through free educational workshops/masterclasses as well as a small stipend for each week of work. We want to bring local opportunities to high school performing arts students in the area.
Our program gives high school students a chance to take on a leadership position in a performing arts setting and is a great way to build resumes, both theatrical and professional. Our CIT Program is a great way for young men and women to make contacts in the theater community of the Northern Virginia area, and potentially beyond.
If you have any specific questions about the CIT Program please feel free to contact our Summer Camp Director, Michael Page. If you are interested in applying for a CIT position, please complete the application and send it via email to Michael Page or drop it off at the theater.
Click here to download the 2018 application: 2018 CIT Application
HEAD CAMP INSTRUCTORS
KATHERINE M. DILLABER
KATHERINE M. DILLABER is a JMU graduate, with a B.A in Communication Arts & Educational Certification, plus graduate studies. Post college, she performed at “Tecumseh”, Ohio; ‘Land of Oz’, N. C.; Busch Gardens, Williamsburg; and local theatres. Since 2013, she participates annually in the Broadway Teachers Workshop, NYC, working with Broadway’s top artists onstage & backstage. Workshops explored the theatre craft as it pertains to school & community productions. Other experiences include a techie backstage and a theatre instructor where she has directed numerous children’s productions. Her professional education, theatre positions, and years of ballet training (Cecchetti method) are constant resources for classes.
ELIZA LORE is currently living and working in the U.K., where she works for The Pauline Quirk Academy and Redroofs Theatre School. Before moving to London to work as Assistant Director at Frinton Summer Theatre, Eliza studied at the College-Conservatory of Music and Drama in Cincinnatti. Eliza is an alumni of England’s National Youth Theatre. Here in the U.S. Eliza has performed at Synetic Theatre, First Stage in Milwaukee and The Little Theatre of Alexandria.
ROBERTA MASTERS-CULLEN has been teaching children’s classes and camps at the Little Theatre for nine years. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild specializing in radio and television voiceovers, and has been a television news anchor and reporter. Roberta teaches acting at Burgundy Farm Country Day School and in the Alexandria City schools program.
MICHAEL PAGE graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor’s degree in Theater, focusing on Musical Theater Performance, Directing, Dance/Choreography, and Lighting. He has been very active for the past 10 years in the Alexandria theater community, working with theaters such as; MVCCT, PCP, ACCT, and LTA. He has directed, choreographed, and fight choreographed children and adults alike. He has a passion for teaching the performing arts in a logical way, while inspiring creativity and individual expression. Michael has been LTA’s camp director for the past two years during which time the camps experienced unprecedented growth.
HEATHER SANDERSON studied classical theatre at RADA in London and prior to moving to Alexandria acted extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area. As “Miss Heather”, she is known locally for instilling a love of theatre – in particular Shakespeare – into the hearts of children. Her youth Shakespeare troupes have performed in D.C. and in the U.K. and her privately coached monologue students have performed at the Shakespeare Theatre, the Ford’s Theatre and numerous community and children’s theatres in the area. Heather may be familiar to fans of British television programs through her Tea with Heather segments on Maryland Public Television’s Afternoon Tea.
JOHN WALDRON received his BFA in theatre from Virginia Commonwealth University. As an actor, director, and instructor, he has been working in the region for over 20 years. He has directed shows at Aldersgate and MVCCT. John can be seen in the motion picture Talk To Me starring Don Cheadle and was featured on Investigative Discovery show Who The Bleep! John is a member of the improvisation group, The Stagecoach Bandits.
LINDA WELLS is a private vocal teacher/coach, working primarily with children and teens. She has appeared in many musical theatre productions locally and elsewhere including The Music Man, Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music, 1776, The Most Happy Fella, Side by Side by Sondheim, Brigadoon, George M!, Fiorello!, Guys and Dolls, and Godspell. Linda is also a professional church soloist and pianist. She was the Children’s Vocal Coach for The Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA)’s Scrooge: The Musical, and the Musical Director for LTA’s A Christmas Carol (eight times) and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (twice); for Aldersgate Church Community Theatre’s Mulan, Jr.; and for Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s Narnia.