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Summer Camp

Imagine and Discover

Monologues & Movement - Summer Camp


This unique theatre camp, created by Prime Stage inspires fun, creativity, and self-confidence for teens, ages 13 – 17.

Class Dates: Monday thru Friday, June 19 – 23, 2017

Showcase: Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM


Monologues & Movement begins promptly at 10:00 am each day and ends at 3:00 pm.

Class Location: 840 Saw Mill Run Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Registration Form (pdf)

Tuition is only $150 thru May 15th / $175 thru June 10th

Classes are led by professional actors Ben Blazer and Carin Bendas with extensive experience in dance, movement, voice, acting, and improvisation. Students have fun discovering ways to express their individuality and gain new skills as performers and readers in the classroom and on the stage.

Camp Leaders

Ben Blazer is a local stage/camera/voice actor and part-time assistant professor of movement and acting at Point Park University’s COPA. He holds a BA in acting from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in acting from the University of South Carolina. Ben has trained extensively in the physical approaches to performance of Tadashi Suzuki, Shogo Ohta’s Slow Tempo, the Alexander Technique, among others including Laban, Michael Chekhov, and Meisner techniques. Ben’s professional affiliations include the P3/east collective, Actor’s Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA, and I.A.T.S.E. local’s #3 and #489.

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Carin Bendas has been studying dance, acting, voice, and movement for twenty years.  Most recently, Carin had the honor of originating the role of The Woman in Fusions at La MaMa in New York.  Since 2009, Carin has been a proud member of a select group of actors employed by Kaufmann Forensic Acting, through whom she is contracted to work for the FBI and several other government agencies.  Carin is currently completing her MFA in Theatre at the University of South Carolina, where she was also an instructor of acting and movement. 

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Our Education Programs are funded in part by:

The Grable FoundationAmerican Eagle Outfitters, The Laurel Foundation, Macy's, PNC Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, Henry C. Frick Educational Fund of The Buhl Foundation 

Prime Stage Theatre is eligible to receive EITC Funding. You can support our education programs and make sure students see theatre and read - click here.