Creating Your Own Work—Write And Tell Your Own Story with Cecelia Ticktin: Weeklong Teen Summer Camp

August 22
at 9:30am

$450

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Creating Your Own Work is a camp that will empower teens not only to express themselves, but to learn to create their own work. Using creative writing exercises and movement campers will get to know each other, get their creative juices flowing, and learn how to give and receive feedback.

Over the course of one week, campers will mine their life experiences using memoire-writing exercises and peer-to-peer interviews to determine what story they want to tell. Campers will then practice acting and moving through their stories, which can take the form of a monologue, a scene, a poem, an essay, or even a song.

The week will culminate in a group share of work.

 

Cecelia Ticktin is a New Jersey-based actress, writer, and singer-songwriter. She will be returning to Bay Street Theater for their 2022 Mainstage Season to join the cast of the musical Ragtime! Prior to the COVID Shutdown she toured the country with the Broadway Musical Wicked, standing by for the role of Elphaba. Since then, she's been seen in the musical Kismet in Santa Barbara (directed by Lonny Price), and Bay Street’s outdoor production of Camelot, which welcomed the residents of Sag Harbor back to the joy of live theater. As a writer, Cecelia has three current projects: A half-hour semi-autobiographical dark comedy series called Chronic that centers on a protagonist living with chronic pain, a half-hour drama/mystery series called Release that examines what unchecked grief can do to a person's psyche, and a full-length play called Pass that examines the question, "What happens when you think you're going to die, and then you live?" (She promises to write an office comedy next.) Cecelia has been teaching her entire adult life, and is thrilled to be working with Sag Harbor’s up-and-coming teenage writer-performers this summer.

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