Production Classes

Acting Manitou’s teaching staff includes directors, choreographers, designers, vocal coaches, actors, and teachers from Broadway, Regional and International Theater Companies as well as some of the finest education programs from around the world. 

Acting Manitou teachers focus on the skill development of every individual camper. Our teachers blend compassion for our campers, passion for their craft, and an understanding of the value of hard work and dedication. 

Master CLASSes (Performance Campers)

Master Classes are taught by the directors of our shows. Each director chooses to focus a one lesson class on a topic of their choosing, usually stemming from a theme or content of their show. Every performance camper will have the chance to take each of these Master Classes which in the past have included Commedia, Musical Theater, Devising Ensemble Works, Scene Study, Physical Improvisation and Acting Shakespeare! 


During the five periods of this class, tech campers will spend one session studying the fundamentals of the following collaborative elements of production design: Set, Lights, Costume, Sound and Stage Management. 


All campers take two different electives during a three-week session at Acting Manitou. These classes are taught by various staff members including Directors, Choreographers, Teaching Artists and even our Senior Administrative Staff. Past electives have included Choreography, Music Theatre Dance Repertoire, Vocal Tecnhique, A Capella Chorale, Folk Songs, Meditation and Mindfulness, and Strawberry and Blueberry Extravaganza (Cooking with Maine's Best Harvests). The best thing about Acting Manitou's Elective classes are that the possibilities are endless! We can't wait to see what 2018's Staff can dream up!


A hands-on  activity, focusing on one aspect of backstage theater production: Sets, Lights, Costumes, Props, Hair & Make-Up, Sound, and Publicity. Campers study with one of our skilled production teachers, while helping to build and create pieces and elements for our shows.