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Vivid Dreamers

Summer Theatre Camp for Kids grades 5-12
July 8-26, 2024

The Vivid Dreamers is a three-week theatre experience in Summit, NJ. It combines building skills through study with theatre professionals in a variety of subjects with the opportunity for students to create and perform their own play.


At Vivid Stage, we believe in having fun while developing real skills under the guidance of professionals. Vivid Dreamers is an enjoyable way for students in grades 5 through 12 to explore their interest in the performing arts during their summer vacation. Students receive individual attention, constructive feedback, and the support needed to achieve their personal goals.


In the first week, the ensemble begins to come together through classes and workshops in acting, improv, playwriting, singing and movement. These and other skills will be explored as the group builds the foundation for their creative process.


The second week focuses on the development and writing of an original play, which will also include music and movement. Students have the opportunity to shape their own characters and performances, which might include new subjects explored in the first week such as stage combat and physical comedy.


In the third week, the cast and their director, musical director and choreographer hone and refine their original work in preparation for its presentation on the final evening of the program.


Schedule: Summer 2024


Dates: July 8-26, 2024

The three weeks of the program must be taken in their entirety.


Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am to 3pm


Final performance: Friday, July 26, 4pm


Location: Oakes Center in Summit.


Alumni Pricing: $800

(For returning 2023 students registering before March 31, 2024)


Early Bird: $850

(For all other students registering before April 15, 2024)


Regular: $900

(after April 15, 2024)

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: Select "Summer 2024" term

All tuition payments must be received by June 30. After this date, please contact us for availability.

Withdrawal and Refunds:

Should you find it necessary to withdraw your child, the following refund schedule will apply:

Withdrawal on or before May 1          80% refund

Withdrawal May 1 - June 15                 50% refund

No refund for withdrawal after June 30.

$30 is charged for any returned checks.

Faculty • Meet Your Teachers!

Harry Patrick Christian

Harry Patrick Christian

Vivid Dreamers Director

Harry is a long-time member of both the award-winning acting company here at Vivid Stage and the renowned Pushcart Players. He has performed in several original off-Broadway productions in NYC, national and international touring shows, TV, radio, and at many of NJ’s best professional theaters. Harry is a member of SAG/AFTRA and AEA, directs at the Del E. Webb Center in Arizona, and is a teaching artist with the Passaic Police Department Youth Services Division.

Vanessa parvin

Vanessa Parvin

Musical Director and Voice

Vanessa Parvin has performed with Broadway’s Ben Vereen, Carol Lawrence, Sally Struthers, Nancy Anderson, Burke Moses, and Eden Espinosa, among others. She is the soprano for MAC Award-winning vocal quintet Marquee Five, recently described as “Manhattan Transfer for the new millennium.” Vanessa holds a BA in Music from UCLA and a MFA in Theater from Brooklyn College.

Katelyn Loss, Choreographer, Vivid Dreamers

Katelyn Loss


Katelyn Loss is a Slippery Rock University graduate with a BFA in Musical Theatre and minor in Dance. She has appeared regionally in several productions and has been teaching performers of all ages for over three years. She just recently moved to NJ, and is super excited to jump right in and be working with Vivid Dreamers!

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