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Summer Acting Camps

Do you have a budding actor or playwright in your family? If so, the Bijou Theatre summer acting camps are the perfect opportunity for young actors between the ages of 9 and 12.

Imagine a summer camp packed with learning, making new friends, performing on stage, and most importantly – fun! That’s just what we’ve designed with our Summer Acting Camps.

Campers will experience the art of theatre. Each week, children will learn improv, basic stage skills and work together to write a play they will perform on stage at The Bijou Theatre for family and friends at the close of each camp week. Each performance is free and open to the public.


Details for Bijou Summer Acting Camps

The camps are designed for children ages 9-12.
The cost per week is $135 per child per week.
Camp dates are as follows:

  • June 8-12
  • June 22-26

Each daily camp session begins at 9 a.m. and will conclude at 3 p.m. Children are asked to bring a lunch.

Ash Goodwin, the Bijou’s Assistant General Manager, will be conducting the acting camps.

Ash has loved the theatre from a very young age. It all started during her elementary school years, appearing in the yearly Christmas plays, including the Nutcracker. In middle school, she saw her first musical, The Phantom of the Opera, and her first stage play, The Count of Monte Cristo. In high school she was President of the drama club, competed in district and state-wide theatre competitions and appeared in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Cinderella, and other one-act plays.

In college, she spent her time working in the scene shop, costume shop, backstage or on stage for every mainstage production at Western Carolina University. After graduating with a minor in theatre she was accepted into New York City’s Circle in the Square Theatre School, the only acting conservatory associated with a Broadway theatre. Here she appeared in Circle’s Broadway stage production of The American Clock by Arthur Miller. Ash has also appeared in productions with the Flat Rock Playhouse, the Western Carolina Stage Company, The Oak Ridge Playhouse, and is a proud member of the French Broad Production film company.

Her role of a lifetime came when she became a mom almost four years ago. Through her son, she has been re-inspired to live creatively and expressively every moment of her life, as we do so joyfully in our youth. She is incredibly excited to get back onstage and have fun with your young and eager thespians.


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