Summer Youth Workshops 2018-04-24T10:06:10+00:00

Youth Musical Theatre Summer Workshops

June 18 – June 29, 2018

Ages 7-11: 9 am – noon Mon-Fri

Ages 12-18: 1 pm – 4 pm Mon-Fri

Plus a performance on Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fee: $150 – Scholarships available

Welcome to the Carnivale! 

A spectacle of lights, colors, music, and magic! A master of ceremonies leads audiences and performers alike through a menagerie of different acts, each delighting the senses and stimulating the imagination. Who knows what will happen when the “Carnivale de la Jeunesse” comes to Ferndale?

This summer, students will create their own vaudeville variety show with the help of Eric and Emilia! Song, dance, jokes, juggling, the possibilities are endless and all depend on what the students want to work on. Bring any talents you want to share, and be prepared for two weeks of singing, dancing, acting, and having a blast!

Eric William Jones is an actor, director, musician, and mask maker from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In his youth, he was heavily involved with local performing arts companies for youth including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. After he received his BA in Theatre from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN, he worked with many theatre companies in the Midwest, including Frank Theater, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, and Milwaukee Cooperative Performance, and served as vice president on the board of directors for Gadfly Theatre Productions. He has worked with theatre companies internationally, including Fighting Chance Productions (Vancouver, CA) and with performing artist, Gianni Bruschi (Italy). He has taught theatre to children of all ages – from creative play with Kindergarteners to vocal coaching and directing a high school production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of the Opera.” Eric will be graduating with his Master of Fine Arts degree from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre in Blue Lake, CA, this June.

Emilia Björk Perkins is a Swedish actress, movement artist, and songwriter. She started to sing in public at the age of 2, when she performed on the dinner table at one of her grandmother’s birthday parties. Her interest for the stage and the arts grew during her teens when she pursued a high school degree with special focus in theatre and dance. During these years, she was also involved in ensembles that practiced musical theatre, acrobatics and juggling during the evening hours. When she was 19, she moved to Stockholm where she attended Kulturama Institute of the Arts for 2 years with a focus in physical theatre. During these years, she co-founded the Swedish company “Teater7” that toured in Sweden and Norway. In 2014 she decided to leave Sweden to pursue higher education in the US. Emilia graduated from Dell’Arte School of Physical theatre in 2017, and has spent her past year working with Ferndale Repertory Theatre and the Arcata Playhouse.

No experience is necessary. Kids will learn techniques in:

1) Music – vocalization, vocal technique, pitch/ear training, ensemble and solo singing

2) Theatre – stage presence, improvisation, staging, group and individual skits and monologues

3) Dance – flexibility/movement

The Summer Workshop will be held at Ferndale Repertory Theatre on Main Street in Ferndale with classes  Monday through Friday June 18-June 29, and a performance and reception on Saturday, June 30.

Places are limited, so early enrollment is encouraged. Please go to our website at to apply online or call us at (707) 786 5483 or email us at for an application form. You can also call or email us if you are interested in applying for a scholarship or paying in installments. Deadline for registration forms to be received is Thursday, June 14, 2018.


Student name: _____________________Age: ______  Grade: ______

Parent/Guardian name: ____________________________________

Parent Email: _________________________Phone: _____________

Mailing Address including city and zip code: ___________________________________

Please be advised that your child may be photographed or videotaped during the workshop. A picture of your child may be used in the lobby or program and may appear in future publicity for youth programming at FRT.  In addition the undersigned agrees to hold harmless the Ferndale Repertory Theatre and its agents for injury, loss of life or damage during participation in the workshops.

Health and Safety Information (will be kept confidential):

Allergies: ____________________________ If I should come in contact with the above, please take the following steps: _____________________________________________________________

Any additional health concerns (diabetes, seizures, etc): ____________________________________

Emergency contact name: ________________________ phone # during workshop: _____________

Emergency contact name:  _______________________   phone # during workshop: _____________

Primary care physician: ____________________________ Phone:__________________

Preferred medical care facility: ___________________ Medical Insurance Co: _________________

In the event of any illness or injury every attempt will be made to contact you directly, but emergency personnel will be contacted if necessary. Any expenses incurred are the responsibility of the participant or family and not that of the Ferndale Repertory Theatre.

Payment enclosed:   cash       check (payable to FRT)      credit card

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Parent/Guardian Agreement and signature: _______________________________________

Date:  __________________