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  • Westport Heritage House 6459 Main Street Westport, NY (map)

The Westport Heritage House presents Riotous Youth Camp: Shakespearean stage combat and scene work for boys and girls entering grades 6 – 9 (age exceptions may be considered) from Monday August 27 through Friday, August 31 from 10:30 am- 12:30 pm each day.  The program includes acting and voice work, improvisational and slapstick technique, and some textual and theme study. Our participants will be taught how to safely use stage rapiers, broad swords, daggers and staffs as well as hand-to-hand techniques. We will work towards producing a Shakespearean scene that includes both exciting combat and character development through story presentation.
Lindsay Pontius and Scott Gibbs will direct this week long experience. Through the Westport Heritage House’s generosity and a grant from Stewart’s Shops, there is no cost to participate. (Donations to the Westport Heritage House are always gratefully accepted.) For more information and to sign-up, contact Scott Gibbs at 518-962-4916 or

Earlier Event: August 19
Later Event: September 16