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Free Drinks With Magic Card Tricks

unduhan (42)January and February are often tough months financially, so if we said we had a way in which you could score yourself a couple of free drinks with your friends at the pub then you’d surely want to know more wouldn’t you? Well here it is; the easiest card trick that will help you win a few free drinks and maybe even attract the attention of a good looking girl or guy in the pub.

Firstly, you need to be prepared.

It’s not hard to get prepared for this card trick but you will need to make sure the cards are prepared so you don’t give anything away. You need to set up the first ten cards of the deck so they are laid out from 10 to ace, lining up 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and Ace. The suit or colour of the cards doesn’t matter and it will look more real if the cards colours and suits are mixed from 10 to Ace.

You then need to put these cards face down on top of the pile of cards. In a game of cards this would be known as stacking the deck and would be classed as cheating, but in a card trick this is known as magic and is essential to your magic trick.

Now you need to place the bet with your friends, if it turns out to be your turn to get the next round in then now is the perfect time to create them an offer they can’t refuse. Why not suggest that you’ll buy them all a bottle of wine each if you can guess how many cards they move, but if you can guess then they have to buy you drinks all night.

By this time your friends will be feeling clever, they’ll think you’re having them on and there is no way you can trick them so they will be more than happy to take on this bet on the magic card trick. If you’re lucky they may even up the bet saying they’ll buy you drinks all night and some chips on the way home.

Then you need to lay down your cards, the top 11 cards. Placing the Ace on the left all the way across to the right hand side where the 10 is. Make sure you don’t shuffle the card and lay the cards face down, one by one – starting on your right and adding them facedown towards he left. You have to make sure nobody else knows what you’re doing though so make it look smooth, sleek and sharp.

Then pick one of your friends and tell them they need to move one or more of the cards, one by one, they have to start at the left end of the row and work their way down to the right end of the row without scrambling the cards or flipping them over to have a look.

Once they have understood turn around and let them swap the cards, when they have finished turn back round to face them. Turn over the first card on the right end of the row and don’t let anyone else see it. The number on that card is the amount of times the cards were swapped – reading out that number will score you the free drinks that the card trick will have won you!

This is just one of the many quick tricks you can try out on your mates to score you free drinks and so much more – some people even use it to chat up the opposite sex so give it a try.

Learn Mentalist Mind Tricks

unduhan (41)Magic. I’ve always loved it. Going to the shows and watching people on TV like Criss Angel and David Copperfield who are some of the best illusionists around has always been a favorite past time of mine.

Many of these people are also known as mentalists… and many of these people also made me want to learn mentalist mind tricks.

What is the Difference between Magic and Mentalism?

So what is the difference between regular magic and mentalism? Magicians are those people that let you know they are going to fool you. They don’t claim to actually have a superpower or anything of the sort. – Their performance, for the most part, ends after the show. Simple enough.

However, many mentalists portray themselves as actually having a six sense so to speak. They can read minds, channel spirits, etc. For example, Uri Geller.

Geller, most known for his spoon bending routine, was able to fool the public, journalists and even scientists with his tricks.

This is the type of guy that you should want to learn mentalist mind tricks from. He’s obviously a professional.

Magicians and Mentalist Combos

Some performers like Criss Angel combine both magic and mentalism. These guys are brilliant at what they do to put it mildly. They can fool scores of people in seconds. – And it all looks totally real.

One of my favorite tricks by the performer David Blaine is his levitation routine. It looks totally legit, but again, it’s just a mentalist mind trick. – It’s an illusion, and a very good one at that

Again, a good way to learn mentalism is to watch the masters.

Tips to Learn Mentalist Mind Tricks

There are many aspects of being a successful practitioner of mentalism, which is an art form. Mentalist routines are performances.

One of the most important pieces of being a great mentalist is paying attention to your subject’s body language. You want to notice everything down to the finest detail. This is very important for psychic and mind reading routines. Also pay attention to your own body language so that you don’t give anything away to your audience.

Another thing you will want to do is to control and guide your audience’s attention. If you want to learn mentalist mind tricks from some of the best, people who are masters at controlling the audience’s focus and attention, study mentalists like David Copperfield, Criss Angel and David Blaine.

Another tip is the easiest of all. – Every day try and practice reading people’s body language since it is such a very important aspect of being a successful mentalist.

Watch people wherever you go, of course don’t be too creepy. – Study people at the coffee shop, the library, work, the mall, restaurants. – Try to determine what is going on in their heads. Pay attention to everything about them and see what you can come up with. This will be key as you try to learn mentalist mind tricks and routines.

Tips On How To Become a Commercial or Fashion Model – For Beginners

unduhan (38)“My modeling dream is gone. I am short, have a petite figure and not attractive enough. No modeling agency will sign me.” Or is it?

There are numerous models out there that are considered too short by agency standards but still managed to have a career doing freelance modeling, part-time or pursuing other categories of modeling, like commercial and advertising modeling. If you are willing to put in the effort and make some alterations to yourself, you never know what will happen.

Want to appear on the big screen, but you are constantly demoralized by the ever extravagant Victoria’s Secret models or the charismatic Abercrombie and Fitch hunks? Do not fret because here are some tips on how to become a commercial or fashion model.

  • Get out of your couch

The deafening shrieks and cheers when professional models amble down the runway creates a magnificent atmosphere and you want to be part of that modeling team, instead of watching behind the television screen. Those defined and rock solid abs, those slim legs and figures and those confident movements are just so eye-catching, and there you are, hugging your pillow, sitting on the couch and both feet on a stool.

If you want to join the world of modeling, get your body fit, get your figure ready, and get your attitude right. You cannot change the fact that you are born short; you cannot change the features of your face unless you go under the knife, which charge exorbitant fees, but you can change your body figure, your attitude and physical expression. Get motivated, hit the gym, tone up and slim down, watch clips on how to have a better figure, practice your physical expression and a good body posture.

  • Find out how to look better in photos

You are almost always amazed and astounded by how professional models look in a photo-shoot, be it their gaze, their style or their pose, and there you are, trying your luck in front of the mirror as you twist and turn, and then finishing everything off with an awkward chuckle. Come on, Rome was not built in one day. You have to practice, practice and practice. There is a Chinese proverb that translates to “Three minutes on stage takes ten years of hard work.” Of course there is a slight exaggeration here, but you know what it means.

Do not hesitate to take a few snapshots of yourself and see how your expressions are portrayed in the photos. Practice different expressions, project different emotions by changing the gaze of your eyes and find out which angle suits you best. Only you can change yourself. Also, practice different poses that can bring out the best in you, experiment with different sets and combinations of your clothes, create your own style, be unique and do not forget to ask around for opinion because those feedbacks are critical as to how you are perceived by others based on your style.

  • Follow the footsteps of those who succeed despite being short

Who says that you cannot be a model if you are short? Forget about Kendall Jenner, forget about Brad Kroenig, look at Devon Aoki, and look at Kate Moss. There are actually people that despite having a small frame, yet make it successful in this market. So let these people be your motivation, never give up on yourself, work hard, set a right mind, and really, you never know what will happen.

  • Expose yourself to potential agencies

Once you are prepared by following tips number one to three, it is time to present yourself. Get the pictures ready, get the emails ready, and off you go. Send the pictures of yourself to the agencies; do not feel dejected if you got rejected, send to many different agencies and wait patiently. Meanwhile, head out to the town areas, places full of youths and people because that is where top agencies will scout for suitors to be part of their projects. One day, it could be you.

At the end of the day, it is not about how you think others will perceive you, it is about how you portray and perceive yourself, if you do not work hard and constantly improve yourself, you will definitely be stuck in a vicious cycle, whereby all the negative energy surrounds. Of course, the tips above are definitely not THE way to become a model, but at least positioning you at the right path so that the gap between you and becoming a model can be bridged.

 

Tips to Learn Mentalist Mind Tricks

unduhan (39)Mentalism is really pretty impressive when you look at some of the pros’ performances on TV. Some of what they do seems so unreal.

The difference between a lot of magicians and mentalists is that magicians let their subjects know that they are indeed performers. In other words, they don’t have any superpowers or a sixth sense so to speak. However, a lot of mentalists choose to make their subjects believe they do have some sort of special powers. Which we all know just isn’t possible. An example of this would be Uri Geller from years ago.

Many mentalists might claim they are psychic, telepathic, can hypnotize, levitate and can even read minds among other things… Like magically bend spoons, but it’s all just a performance actually.

So what are some of the important aspects of being able to learn mentalist mind tricks? What do the pros use to pull off their tricks? I’ll discuss a few things below that every mentalist should know.

Reading Body Language

Reading body language is a huge part of mentalism. This is especially true for tricks like reading minds, which is one of the most popular of all mentalist mind tricks. When learning mentalist mind tricks you must master reading body language. A practitioner must learn to pay attention to and decipher the minutest details in body language.

There are other professions that focus on reading body language. Psychologists are trained to read body language as well as many people who work in law enforcement like the police and the FBI.

Presentation

How you go about your presentation in mentalism is also very important. Without proper presentation, some of your attempts at pulling off a mentalist trick could be ruined and end with embarrassment. Mentalists who are great at presentation are David Blaine and Criss Angel among many others. These guys have literally mastered presentation and because of it can fool scores of people all at once. So needless to say, as you learn mentalist mind tricks, make sure you master presentation.

Controlling Focus

When learning to perform mentalist mind tricks, it’s very important that a mentalist control their subject’s focus. Because if a mentalist loses control of this one important aspect of mentalism, their trick may be discovered.

Practice Daily

Finally, in order to learn mentalist mind tricks so that you can pull them off naturally, you must practice daily. Learning to read body language can be fun and you can develop this skill simply by watching people anywhere you are. – While at the mall, a restaurant, the gym, just make sure you don’t come off as creepy.

 

The Elements Of Character

unduhan (40)For an actor creating a character from scratch is a major undertaking. If you wish to achieve more than playing some variation of yourself there are many elements that go into creating a role.

After developing a solid technique you will have to learn how to break down a script. The writer provides the actor with a road map and it is the job of the actor to navigate the twists and turns of the writers vision. Actors approach their roles differently. Brando was an actor who relied heavily on his instincts and intuition to gain an understanding and feel for the character’s point of view. He was a keen observer of human nature who spent hours watching people in a variety of situations. In the latest Brando bio by Susan Mizruchi (“Brando’s Smile”) Ms. Mizruchi writes that Brando was an avid reader/researcher that would read voraciously to gain information on all aspects of the character’s nature. Annotating every script he worked on was part of an insatiable curiosity that was an integral part of his process. To gain an understanding of character he had to know why his characters were motivated to do the things they did.

Intuition is another tool that is an integral part of the process. Getting a “feeling” for what is happening “moment-to-moment” and “impulse-to-impulse” is a non-intellectual way of dealing with the written word. The actor cannot impose himself/herself on the script. In other words you don’t do the script, the script does you.

“Imagination”, said teacher/director Robert Lewis, “is the most powerful tool the actor has at their disposal.” For any artist imagination is not a luxury. It is a necessity; the fuel that ignites creativity. The actor’s choices are directly influenced by the imagination. Vivid visual images have a major impact on the actor’s choices.

Time and place cannot be ignored. Stella Adler said, “Where you are is who you are.” This not only refers to the immediate place but the economic, political, social climate of the time. Dress codes, morality, protocols, etiquette, must be addressed.

It is your job to inhabit the world of the character that you play. Their voice, walk, speech patterns, mannerisms are all part of creating the role. You must express yourself emotionally and physically as the character does. You cannot ignore the essential elements of character. It is your job to bring the character to life.

Develop your technique, respect the process, and bring all of who you are to each and every role that you play. Do not compromise any aspect of preparation. And learn how to play. It is the child in each and every one of us that gives birth to creativity.

 

Top Ten Reasons to Work at a Haunted House

images (21)10. Being a zombie at work is rewarded. So many jobs are imprisonment. So many people are zombies at work and zombies at home, slogging through a job they hate to collapse in front of the TV at night. Their zombie-inspired existence is depressing. Ours is hilarious. We giggle and shake with anticipation of embracing our zombie-ness.

9. There is not a desk in sight. And if there is, it’s covered with rust and body parts to create a horrific office scene that poor 9-5 drones will relate to. If we’re wearing a tie, it’s askew and doubles as a noose.

8. Sarcasm is a technical skill and generously embraced. Wit is rewarded. Skewed perspective is considered a leadership quality. Humor is the order of the day. And all of our creations are born from a severed funny bone.

7. Ideas are welcome. No longer do we have to stay silent and let the boss tell us what to do. We are a team. We are open to expression. We look for the employee that other industries have tossed out.

6. Our world is always changing. The basic goal remains the same… Scare the Beetlejuice out of people. But the method to the madness is in constant flux. There is always more to do, things to create and ideas to explore. The haunt world never sleeps, even at 1:23pm on a Tuesday in February.

5. The dress code rocks. Some of us wear black and hide in the nooks and crannies. Some don their favorite red striped sweater to pay tribute to our recently departed hero. Some have the neatly teased black hair with oh-so-perfect bangs, red lipstick and gnarly tattoos… but whatever we wear. No. One. Cares.

4. We can sleep til noon. We can live during the witching hours. We wake up late to tumble into the hallowed halls and wait for our victims to come giggling up the sidewalk. Then we can come alive with ghoulish gumption before collapsing at the end of the night, sweaty and more than a little satisfied.

3. We witness emotion. Real, raw emotion… on a daily basis. We inspire our guests to scream, laugh, cry, shriek, run, hide and faint. We provide a place where people can escape the boring horrors of daily life and succumb to the thrilling horrors of fantasy while safely in our grasp.

2. We can let our inner freak fly. We flirt, tease and playfully bully our guests. Some of them shriek. Some slip their phone numbers into our rubber-gloved hands. We can embrace that we live on the island of misfit toys. We can celebrate that we are the square peg. And we can finally get the attention we crave. Because behind our monster masks… we need love too.

1. We are home. It might not always be lucrative, but it’s rich with creativity, comradery and innovation. Anything goes. The weirder the better. And no matter how old we get, we will always be kids as long as we are home.

 

5 Essential Physical Warm-Ups

unduhan (37)As performers we want to be present and “in the moment.” That phrase is thrown around a lot, but what I mean by “in the moment” is taking in the information that is currently happening. One way we can encourage this is by opening up our bodies before we get on stage. All performers should do a physical warm-up of some kind before they hit the stage for a performance or speech. Stretching and opening our bodies helps us to shed the accumulated experiences of our day so that we can perform at our best.

Below are 5 warm-ups I always do before a performance. By no means is this list exhaustive, but it’s a good place to begin if you are just starting out as a public speaker or performer. It’s also an effective list if you need to warm-up but are short on time. Most of these exercises are from the Miller Voice Method work that I practice. In all of these exercises I encourage you to breathe in and out of your mouth, which is the most economical and easiest way to breathe. Focus on breathing into your low belly (the area between your navel and hip points.) You want your breath to be flowing easily in and out with no stoppage at the bottom of the exhale or top of the inhale.

  • Jaw massage: I like to begin my warm-ups with this exercise: take both of your hands and clasp them together, bring your thumbs to your right and left side of your jaw and rub into the muscle that is just in front of the jaw hinge. You may find this to be slightly uncomfortable or painful. As a matter of fact, if it isn’t you’re probably not in the right spot. Most of us hold a lot of tension here. This is the last place of holding before “information” leaves our lips and is out in the world. If there’s something we want to say but feel like we can’t or shouldn’t, it often gets “stored” in our jaw muscles. Remember when you’re doing this exercise to release your jaw and breathe in and out of the mouth.
  • Roll down: In a standing position, bend your knees slightly and bring your feet hips-width apart. (This is most likely going to be narrower than you think it should be.) Bring your chin to your chest and then slowly roll down the entire length of your spine, go vertebra by vertebra if possible. When you are completely released in this position take a few deep breaths into your belly and low back. Feel your belly expand and release against your thighs. If you would like to deepen this stretch, clasp opposite elbows and continue to breathe deeply. Stay in this position for about 30 seconds, then slowly roll back up through the spine. If you feel dizzy, put your index finger a foot in front of your face and focus on it until your dizziness subsides.
  • Half-Moon: In a standing position, bring your feet together and clasp your arms above your head. You want your pointer fingers pointing towards the sky. Wiggle your rib-cage up off of your internal organs and feel the space that is created. Staying in this position stretch over to the right side, stretching out the left side of the rib cage. Notice how your ribs expand as you breathe in and release as you breathe out. Remember to keep your body facing toward the opposite wall so you are not collapsing down towards your feet. Repeat this stretch on the opposite side.
  • Hip Opener: Bring your legs a bit wider than hips distance apart. Bend your legs fully so that you are in a squat position. If possible, your toes and heels should be rooted into the floor. Bring your hands into a prayer position between your thighs. Use your forearms to gently press against the inner thighs encouraging a deep stretch. Try to maintain a long spine in this position. Breathe in and out of the mouth, maintaining the pose for 30 seconds to a minute.
  • Tongue Twister: The last thing I like to do before going on stage is tongue-twisters! If I’m pressed for time and can only do one it’s generally going to be “My Sister Sally.” The reason being is that the “s” is the most likely sound to be sloppy in our speech. Having as much clarity as possible with our “s” makes all of our speech more crisp. You can find the full text of “My Sister Sally” in Edith Skinner’s “Speak With Distinction.”

I like the progression of this warm-up because it warms up the whole body: the jaw, the spine, the ribs, the legs and the tongue. All of these exercises are linked by the continuous breath that you maintain throughout the warm-up. Please feel free to ask questions in the comments and also leave any warm-ups that you find useful!

Three Pivotal Figures in 20th Century Performing Arts

unduhan (36)What makes the performing arts so special? While loosely, one might apply the term to any sort of presentation before an audience, critics have historically used the label to separate dance, music, and theater performance from the “static” visual arts. A painter, writer, or photographer can effectively transmit their work and their messages through time and even across significant cultural or linguistic barriers-preserving a moment, a vision, or an idea in a permanent medium. We get perhaps as close as we can to time traveling by looking at a Stieglitz photograph, some lines of Dante, or a cave-painting on an ancient wall, able to see (at least almost) the same thing that the creator did at the moment of inception or execution.

The performing arts, on the other hand, are time-limited. We can’t ever really know what a Shakespeare play was like for the audience, aside from a few well-preserved accounts, and are instead left confronting his plays more as a part of literary history than theater. Nor can we ever know what it might have been like to have witnessed the first performance of Swan Lake at the Bolshoi Theater in 1895. Part of the magic is how they serve as a sort of event or spectacle, a one-of-a-kind occurrence that, even in the age of HD digital recording, can still only exist in full in the memory of those who were there to see it happen.

Especially over the course of the twentieth century, the performing arts have been host to a few particularly significant developments. At the peak of artistic exploration in the post-war period, dancers, playwrights, and musicians used their mediums to respond to a growing need for new forms-the idea that the changing conditions of the world demanded a different sort of art than what had come before. While this drive could be identified in the visual arts as well, it was on stage that the artist could directly confront their audiences with a new way of thinking about things. Here are three key innovators any theater-goer should know about.

Antonin Artuad: A writer, critic, and playwright inspired by the existential writings of Friedrich Nietzsche and Jacques Derrida, Artuad believed that theater for the 21st century must incorporate a sense of life’s harshness in a way that Romantic and Modern forms had been unable to. Emphasizing an embrace of chaos in the face of nihilism and a cross-cultural engagement with a diverse variety of traditional forms, Artuad’s insistence on breaking free of the limits of language and into the unexplored spaces of gesture and sound had a lasting impact on generations of dramatists and performers to come.

Merce Cunningham: While Artuad turned to philosophy and Eastern cultures for inspiration, this dancer and choreographer incorporated elements of chance as a way of embracing the organic chaos of the creative process, incorporating random choices into the compositional process. While some of the outcomes might not be artistically serviceable, incorporating this aleatory element opened the artist up to new & surprising possibilities. Later in life, Cunningham continued to push the limits of the performing arts medium by experimenting with film and motion capture technologies, finding new ways to document and archive these former one-of-a-kind experiences.

John Cage: Cunningham’s lifelong partner, Cage applied the variable aspects of chance to his musical performances, inspired by the ancient Chinese text I Ching, a divination manual known in the West as the Book of Changes. By consulting the patterns and sequences of the manuscript, Cage sought not so much to bring an order to what he saw as the chaos of life, but rather a redirection of attention; an awareness of the natural state of existence. While Cage may be best known for his composition 4’33”-four minutes and thirty-three seconds of silence from a performer sitting at a piano, the performing arts have enjoyed a lasting contribution from his work with unusual instrumentation and innovative use of new recording technology.

 

How to Look Like a Top Model

unduhan (35)Modeling is perceived as if it is a representation or a “certification” of superiority in appearance because not everyone can become a model. Being a model impresses people and because of this, there are actually many people who will light up at the thought of being a model. As such, this article will be to help those who aspire to be a model, but do not know how to get started.

1) Know the kind of model you want to become

There are various forms of models, from runway models to commercial models, event models, blogshop models, photo models et cetera. People tend to generalize the term “models”, meaning they associate models solely as runway models, which is obviously not the case. You need to know what kind of model you want to become before you set your sights to becoming one. For example, if you are tall, have sharp facial features and a slim body, you might want to try to be a runway model. If you are good at socializing and grooming yourself, you can try out event modeling. There are many different options, but be sure to find out which one suits you best.

2) Finding a modeling agency

In order to kick start your career in modeling, there are various different ways. Like promoting yourself on social media, blog posts and even joining competitions. However, the best and the most direct way of becoming a model is to join a modeling agency. Modeling agencies have many different clients, and therefore they are able to provide you the best clients and assignments that suit your needs. However, most modeling agencies will require you to pay a premium, which can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The money paid will be used to create a portfolio, which includes having professional photographers take photos of you and creating a composite card. The modeling agencies will then send your composite card to clients who will then review and see if you are suitable to be their model for their project. The main thing to note is, while all agencies will have their own client base, not all agencies have many clients. Meaning to say, you have to do your research and find out the agencies which have many different clients. That way, it increases your chance of securing projects, otherwise, you could be left in the cold after paying the fee.

3) Understand the trend of modeling

The modeling industry is not very huge, though it is getting better. Unfortunately, not everyone can make it big by simply modeling. Meaning to say, you should not rely solely on modeling to earn a living. Yes, it could be a path to joining showbiz like Mediacorp, but it is not very common. In the world, Caucasians are preferred to Asians for modeling. They are generally taller or have better features and proportions, while Asians cannot really hold a candle beside them. Of course I am not saying for everyone, hope you do not misunderstand.

All in all, if you dare to dream, dare to try out, you stand a chance. You never know what will happen if you do not try. Do your research, get your mind and body ready, like grooming yourself and maintaining a healthy diet, and you will realize that your dream is not far away.

Summer Camp Drama

images (18)Plays, skits and campfire shenanigans are a huge part of what makes sleepaway summer camp so special. Theatrical productions at camp not only provide some excellent entertainment, they also introduce kids to new interests, boost self-esteem and teach a lot of important lessons on how to work as a team.

Amazing Imagination

Whether creating some crazy stage makeup, writing funny dialogue or getting into character for their role, theater encourage kids to free their imaginations, coming up with new ideas and developing their creativity. As Einstein once said, “imagination is more important than knowledge.”

New Skills

Whether your youngster has already starred in the class play or is just taking that first timid step out onto the boards, camp provides a lot of excellent opportunities to hone acting, singing and even choreography skills. Many camps have seasoned theatrical professionals teaching drama classes, offering chances to learn the many facets of putting together a production. Campers not only act in plays and skits, they also write, direct, design and build sets, operate stage lighting and take charge of props.

Team Work

Putting together a play is an excellent way to learn team work. Each person has a vital part in pulling off a successful production, from the star of the show to the stage manager and the chorus. Kids learn how to listen to others, cooperate, brainstorm and respect opinions that may differ from their own while rehearsing, performing and going over feedback. Everyone has a role to play in reaching a mutually beneficial goal… in this case maybe a standing ovation! Being a good team player is a skill your child will find useful from elementary school right up to the workplace.

Confidence Booster

Theater is a great venue for building self-esteem and confidence. Overcoming a fear of auditioning or speaking in public is a huge step for many kids and trying out for or being in a play is a great way to gain confidence in speaking to an audience. Of course, not everyone yearns to be in the spotlight, but there are so many other ways to excel in theater; kids can find they have a knack for writing cool dialog, designing costumes or finding just the right hilarious prop for that goofy cowboy in the skit.

Getting the Message Across

Plays at camp can be just plain funny or they can carry a message. Whether they’re about homesickness, bullying or friendship problems, plays and skits can be a great way for youngsters to work out common problems they may have at camp, at school or at home. Young actors, writers and audiences can gain a lot from sharing the message of something as simple as a camp performance. Also, by coming to understand their characters and roles, theater helps young people gain empathy and understanding.

New Experience

Camp is the perfect place to try a new venture like acting, as a good camp will be a non-threatening, supportive environment where everyone is encouraged to participate and try new things. A child who may balk at getting out there and trying out for a role in a school production may feel far more comfortable taking part in a comical camp skit.