Summer 2024 Registration is Open!

As a non-profit, educationally based school, Debut focuses on our 33 year mission driven theatre production classes during the academic year. We specialize in theatre arts training and do not offer day camps or child care. What we do offer in the summer is an opportunity for specialized workshops in a variety of interests, ages and acting levels. All of our summer sessions are taught by certified teaching and theatre professionals who make every class engaging and fun!

 

Registration is now open! Enrollment is on a first-reply basis.

If your child is a current Debut student please contact the office to register!  

We will need a fully completed registration packet as well as tuition to confirm your student in classes.

Please feel free to contact the office with any questions. 

 
To register your student please complete the following digital forms: 
-Registration Form 
-Medical Release Form 
Please also review Debut’s policy sheet. 

If you would like to stay up-to-date with all of Debut’s happenings including registration information please become part of our mailing list! Please note we will not spam your email and will only send pertinent updates!

Full Summer 2024 Schedule:

Our class lists are updated manually please contact the office for the most accurate registration information.

Makeup Mania Class completed

Ages: 11 – 17 years Class Size: 10 – 15
Tuition: $125
Director: Robyn Cuthbertson
Supplies: A basic Ben Nye Makeup Kit*

Date: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tue, Wed, & Thur; June 4 – June 6

In this class the students will spend three days learning a variety of techniques including:

Class 1: Basics of stage makeup

Class 2: Old Age makeup

Class 3: Special Effects, Blood, Gore, & Wounds  

Description: Putting on makeup is not only fun, it’s an essential skill for every actor. This three-day class is a special effect theatre makeup workshop focusing on creating basic theatre makeup, old-age techniques, and believable prosthetic wounds and blood work for the stage. Please let us know when registering if there are any latex allergies.

* Ben Nye kits can be purchased locally at Life of the Party, located at 4025 S Mason St Ste B in Fort Collins or online through Amazon. Please contact the office with any questions or concerns.

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Devising & Movement Class completed

Ages: 11-17 Middle and High School Students
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 15
Tuition: $375
Director: Heather Ostberg Johnson  

Rehearsals: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm June 17, 18, 19 (Mon-Wed), June24, 25, 26, 27, 28 (Mon-Fri)
Performance:  Friday, June 28 @ 12:30 pm | Debut Theatre Black Box Theatre, 827 Riverside Ave

Description: This summer session will explore devising and movement theatre: the students will contribute all the ideas and storylines in the show. It offers the dual experiences of being in the writer’s room as well as being the actors who perform the script. This is a very exciting and unique way to work and is great for students of all types – from pure performers who want to grow new stage muscles to those who see themselves as having some directing or writing skills and also love performing.

This class will explore movement; akin to that of Frantic Assembly. Students will look at generating story from the movement we build from scratch. The movement and text will be layered together and the students will help shape and choose the direction of the show. This could be a melodrama, musical, or drama the ensemble will choose. The entire session will be guided and shaped by the teacher who has created original work using this model many times and is confident it will be a rich, fun, and new experience.

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Theatre for Tiny Humans! Class completed

Ages: K – 2
Level: Beginning
Class Size: 8 – 12
Tuition: $150
Director: Kaleb Hacker   

Rehearsals: 9:00 am to 11:30 am Mon – Fri; June 10 – 14
Performance:  Friday, June 14 @ 11:30 am | Debut Theatre Black Box Theatre, 827 Riverside Ave

Description: Hands on theatre for the littles including mask making, painting, dancing, singing, and improv games! Super fun introduction to theatre with a small showcase for family and friends on Friday! 

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Improv Camp for Kids Class completed

Ages: 2nd – 5th Grade; Ages 7 – 10  
Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Class Size: 12
Tuition: $160
Director: Kaleb Hacker   

Rehearsals: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Mon – Fri; June 10 – 14
Performance:  Friday, June 14 @ 3:00 pm | Debut Theatre Black Box Theatre, 827 Riverside Ave

Description: In this fun class, students will learn the rules and techniques of improvisation to inspire spontaneity. Each class will consist of playing improv games, exploring improv activities, learning to work together, and will end in a performance for families. No previous experience required. No pre-scripted material. The fun grows from the humor of the group. Show up, play games, and build a good ‘ol theater community!

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Improv Camp for Tweens & Teens Class in session

Ages: 11 – 17
Level: Beginning/Intermediate
Class Size: 12
Tuition: $160
Director: Kaleb Hacker   

First Session- (FULL)

Sessions: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Mon – Fri; July 8 – 12
Performance:  Friday, July 12 @ 3:00 pm | Debut Theatre Black Box Theatre, 827 Riverside Ave

Second Session (CLASS FULL)
Sessions: 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm Tues – Sat; June 25 – 29
Performance:  Saturday, June 29 @ 3:30 pm | Debut Theatre Black Box Theatre, 827 Riverside Ave

Description: In this fun class, students will learn the rules and techniques of improvisation to inspire spontaneity. Each class will consist of playing improv games, exploring improv activities, learning to work together, and will end in a performance for families. No previous experience required. No pre-scripted material. The fun grows from the humor of the group. Show up, play games, and build a good ‘ol theater community!

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Improv Club for Tweens & Teens Class in session

Ages: 11 – 17
Level: Beginning/ Intermediate
Class Size: 12
Tuition: $175
Director: Kaleb Hacker   

Sessions: 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm Tues & Thurs; June 4 – 27
Performance:  Thursday, June 27 @ 6:15 pm | Debut Theatre Black Box Theatre, 827 Riverside Ave

Description: In this fun class, students will learn the rules and techniques of improvisation to inspire spontaneity. Each class will consist of playing improv games, exploring improv activities, learning to work together, and will end in a performance for families. No previous experience required. No pre-scripted material. The fun grows from the humor of the group. Show up, play games, and build a good ‘ol theater community!

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Improv Club for Kids Class in session

Ages: 7 – 10  
Level: Beginning
Class Size: 12
Tuition: $175
Director: Kaleb Hacker   

Sessions: 4:15 pm to 6:15 pm Tues & Thurs; July 9 – August 1
Performance:  Thursday, August 1 @ 6:15 pm | Debut Theatre Black Box Theatre, 827 Riverside Ave

Description: In this fun class, students will learn the rules and techniques of improvisation to inspire spontaneity. Each class will consist of playing improv games, exploring improv activities, learning to work together, and will end in a performance for families. No previous experience required. No pre-scripted material. The fun grows from the humor of the group. Show up, play games, and build a good ‘ol theater community!

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Puppets, Puppets, Puppets! Class in session

Ages: 11-17 Middle and High School Students
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Class Size: 10
Tuition: $165
Director: Cameron Carcasson

Sessions: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Mon – Fri; July 8 – 12
Performance:  Friday, July 12 @ 12:30 pm | Debut Theatre Black Box Theatre, 827 Riverside Ave

Description: In this week-long puppetry intensive, students will learn about puppetry as an art form throughout world history, and get hands-on training with a variety of different puppetry styles– from classic Jim Henson style “muppets” to marionettes! Then students will get a chance to create their own hand-operated foam muppet characters, create scenes, and perform them for an audience on the final day.

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The Big Three: Monologues, Scenes, and Auditions… Oh My! Two Spaces Available

Ages: 11 – 17
Level: Beginning- Advanced
Class Size: 12
Tuition: $150
Director: 
Kaleb Hacker   

Sessions: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm Mon – Fri; July 29 – August 2

Performance:  Friday August 2 @ 12:30 pm | Debut Theatre Black Box Theatre, 827 Riverside Ave

Description: Actors will spend the week working on technique around audition preparation, one on one monologue coaching, and scene work with other actors! The workshop will also allow actors to design costumes for their monologues/scenes for the final showcase. This workshop is geared for young actors learning to take the next step in harnessing their craft… Actors will perform in a showcase with monologues and scene work for family and friends at the end of the week!

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