Junior Arts



Dates July 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020

​$720 | 2-week Full Day Session



​Summer at Sem Junior Arts: All the World’s a Stage! is unique in many ways—not just because of its focus on Shakespeare:

  • We love playing games! We’ll be playing capture the flag, dodgeball, and lots of theatre games.
  • We will discover many different aspects of theatre: scenic/costume design, graphic novels using Shakespeare’s stories, acting workshops, Elizabethan dance, and even stage combat!
  • Through theatre games, acting workshops, and a culminating show, campers will sharpen their performance skills while having a blast.
  • The two-week session culminates in a performance of one of Shakespeare’s works for camp families and friends featuring all of the elements learned during camp!

This summer, stay active and learn new skills while having fun. This camp will instill self-confidence, public speaking skills, and encourage use of imagination. Each week will include literacy components and encourage learning while having fun!

Director of Junior Arts

​Meet our Director

Jennifer Rhoads

Jennifer’s love of theatre started at the same age as Junior Arts campers are now! She really fell in love with the stage when she performed in Romeo and Juliet at The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theatre. She is excited to share her passion for theatre and Shakespeare with Junior Arts campers this summer.

Jennifer is a Guest Director at The University of Scranton and has taught theatre at Hackley School in New York. While living in England, she served as a guest teacher and director at Tonbridge School and St. Dunstan’s College.

Jennifer recently completed an MA in Educational Theatre from NYU Steinhardt. She also studied theatre at the British American Drama Academy and theatre directing at Drama Studio London. At London’s Hampstead Theatre, she enjoyed working with playwrights Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mike Leigh and Hanif Kureishi, amongst others. She is a founding member of Feast Theatre Company, Providence Theatre Company and Trading Faces Theatre Company.

Jack grew his appreciation of drama and the arts. After going to see Hamilton on Broadway earlier this year, he has been trying to expand his interests outside of sports. I am so glad that Jack had the opportunity to experience this program at Summer at Sem! We are looking forward to attending next summer.

Samantha I.