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Hays Free Press June 10, 2015 Page 4B Summer is here (how is that possible?) and it's time to begin our annual Summer Camp Spotlight series. Throughout the summer we will profile summer camps around the area. We kick off this week with the Summer Theatre Camp at Hays High School. BY KIM HILSENBECK It's Tuesday and camp- ers at the Hays High Sum- mer Theatre Camp are auditioning for a part in the play, "I hate Shake- speare." "It's almost like Sat- urday Night Live meets Shakespeare," theatre teacher Brandon Snyder said. Up in the seats, No Name Players President and Hays High senior Trent Tyson along with Vice President and junior Christian Barrow watch the performances. They are casting roles in the show, keeping an eye out for the students who do the best at projecting, act- ing and saying the lines. But everyone will have a part to play, big or small. Snyder, now in his fourth year with the high school, said one of the many skills students learn at the camp is creating something collabora- tively. "It's also about having fun," he said. Campers also practice public speaking, which means getting over a fear most Americans have -- second only to death in most surveys. The theatre can also help students who may be more intro- verted. "I've seen kids gO from seed to flower after a week in camp," Snyder said. "They've really blos- somed." Snyder said this year PHOTO BY KIM HILSENBECK Summer campers enjoying the Hays High Theatre Camp, host- ed by the school's theatre troupe, the No Name Players. In ad- dition to auditioning, rehearsing and then performing a show at the end of the week, campers play games that incorporate techniques helpful in acting. Campers pay for the | HATE weeklong session but the Sunday performance is free and open to the Enjoy the free perfor-public. mance of "1 hate Shake- The money raised speare" at 1 p.m. thishelps pay for transporta- Sunday at the Burdine tion and other costs for Johnson Theatre at Hays Hays theatre students to High School. Donationsattend the annual Texas are accepted. Thespian Festival. Some funds may also be used he has 27 campers, four to purchase supplies, junior counselors fromcostumes and props. middle schools and about The troupe's other big a dozen high school fundraiser is the annual counselors, musical. This past year "They are all volun- they performed Godspell. teers," Snyder said. Snyder said he hopes to Many of the camp- have this coming year's ers are repeat attendees, show selected by early while others are new to August. show business. And he hopes more Snyder said the camp people from the com- is the troupe's biggest munity come out to enjoy fundraiser, the troupe's shows. "All of the money goes"It's a nice night out back into the troupe'sright here in your back- activity fund." he said. yard." he said. mill It's time to subscribe. !!i :LI!{! i;:: Explore an affordable route to your bachelor's degree. ~ "i~ .............. i ...... ' ~ ..... ....... ' ....... ! FirstStar Secure Checking includes the following benehts: IDProteet - Identity Theft Proteetion Serviee Cellular Telephone Protection Free Debit Card $800 OOPS! Overdraft Free Mobile Banking Privilege Unlimited Check Free Online Banking Writing with Bill Pay Free-eStatements Low Monthly' Maintenance Fee of $6 Special Insurance Program Notes: The descriptions herein are summaries only: They do not include all terms, conditions & exclusions of the policies described. Please refer to the actual policies for complete details of coverage & exclusions. Insurance is offered through the company named on the certificate of insurance/guide to benefit. 1 IDProtect service is a personal identity theft protection service available to account owner(s) and their {amily. Fami]y includes: Spouse, persons qualifying as domestic partner, and children under 25 years of age and parent(s) who are residents of the same household. Service is not avai]able to a "signer" on the account who is not an account owner. Service is not available to businesses and their employees, clubs and/or churches and their members, schools and their emplyees/students" 2 Refer to Guide to ]Benefit for complete details of coverage. Insurance product is not insured By FDIC or any Federal Government Agency; not a deposit of or guaranteed By the Bank or any bank affiliate. + +