Ages 12-18

Dates (In Person) July 7, 2024 - July 28, 2024

$1625 Three-Week Day /$3450 Three-Week Residential

Day Camp (Mon-Fri )- 9AM-5PM

At a Glance

Young artists who join the Summer at Sem Theatre program will discover acting, movement, and vocal skills, and receive individual attention and performance coaching. Our thoughtfully designed intensive allows students to develop their stage skills and technique while working as a collaborative ensemble.

All Theatre students will have multiple chances to work individually with our Director of Theatre and Music Director on acting, vocal performance, and movement. Tailor-made curriculum offers participants of all backgrounds and experience levels an opportunity to engage in their craft, both on stage and off. Students will also take masterclasses at least once a week in a wide variety of specialty subjects from Guest Artists currently working in the professional theatre industry. Performance opportunities showcase students in our state-of-the-art spaces and on our beautiful campus. Performance opportunities include musical theatre excerpts, Shakespeare monologues and scenes, pop/rock songs, original and devised work, and fully produced musicals.

2024 Musical Production is…(details in video)

Our Directors

Meet our Directors

Maya Hana Evans

Maya Hana Evans earned her BFA from NYU Tisch, and has worked as a performer, director, producer, designer, and teaching artist for over a decade. She’s very proud to be the new director of Summer at Sem’s Theatre program, a performance intensive for ages 12-18 on the Wyoming Seminary campus in Northeastern PA. Pre-pandemic, she produced & directed ‘Spring Awakening’ at The Secret Theater, where she also served as the Director of Education. She directed the Summer Youth Academy at White Plains Performing Arts Center for three years, and assisted with costume and prop design for ‘PUFFS’ during its Off-Broadway transfer. She most recently performed in ‘Watchlist’ at the Tank, directed the concert reading of ‘Revelation Manhattan’ for The Green Room 42, and produced/asst. directed ‘Pete Rex’ at 59E59. Maya’s currently designing costumes for both Shaina Taub’s ‘Twelfth Night’ at Iona University and ‘Badger’ at Scarsdale High School, while planning and recruiting for Summer at Sem 2024! Feel free to connect with her on online at!

Donna Rendely Peeler

Donna Rendely Peeler (Music Director) is a performing and teaching artist who is thrilled to return for a second year of musical theatre with Summer At Sem! Music Director (regional & educational): Matilda, Jersey Boys, The Christmas Schooner (Great Plains Theatre), BKLYN the Musical (Mountain Theatre Co.), Next To Normal (WCSU), The Hello Girls (Summer at Sem), Little Shop of Horrors (Artistree), Grease, Wizard of Oz, Once On This Island (high schools). Recent regional acting credits include: School of RockJersey BoysShe Loves Me, Joseph… Donna originated three shows at Busch Gardens Williamsburg as a performer including the solo piano/vocal show Believe. Before working in professional performing arts, Donna taught middle and high school choir/AP music theory and earned two music degrees from UNCG: Masters in Conducting, Bachelors in Music Education. When she’s not working on a production, Donna teaches private music lessons (online and in person) and enjoys life in Virginia with her spouse, John. @donna.r.peeler

2024 Guest Artists

2024 Guest Artists

Michael Eisenstein , 2024 Summer Season

Michael Galligan , 2024 Summer Season

Aurea Tomeski , 2024 Summer Season

2024 Staff

2024 Staff

Joey Gamba , 2024 Theatre RTA: Design and Administration

Shealey Hannigan , 2024 Theatre RTA: Associate Choreography

Ryan Nichole Pettaway , 2024 Theatre RTA: Production Stage Management

Previous Guest Artists

Previous Guest Artists

Alex Taylor , 2023 Summer Season

Bruce Faulk , 2023 Summer Season

Joey Contreras , 2022 Summer Season

Stearns Matthews , 2021 Guest Artists

Matthew DiCarlo , 2020 Virtual Guest Artists

Jillian Louis , 2020 Virtual Guest Artists

Madge Dietrich , 2019 Summer Season

Charlie Gilbert , 2019 Summer Season

Billy Bustamante , 2018 Summer Season

Nicole Van Giesen , 2018 Summer Season

Ryan Scott Oliver , 2018 Summer Season

To see people who have truly made it in the industry was amazing and then for them to help us and give us advice on how we can possibly make it was phenomenal.

Stanley M, Theatre Student

Theatre Video Submissions



  • Campers should submit a VIDEO SUBMISSION

    Please submit one monologue from an American play or musical, and one musical excerpt with accompaniment each about one minute in length. Pop/Rock or Jazz Standards are fine, if you prefer. Choose something that you enjoy performing, and that you think showcases your strengths as a singer/actor! We ask that you refrain from submitting a cappella singing.

    Video submissions are not “auditions” in the traditional sense, and have no influence on casting in the musical production. They are used to give the director and faculty an idea of your performance skills and training so far in order to help them tailor the curriculum for the performers attending each year. Try not to stress – have fun with it!

    Please see GUIDELINES for more details.

    Submit your video though your CampInTouch account under the Documents/Forms tab.

  • In addition to the video, campers must also submit a completed online application.



    Use your best available camera/mic. A good phone camera on a tripod or other stable surface should be fine. Film as if at a live audition.
    After you hit “record”:
    State your name, age, and place of residence
    State the play from which you’ve selected your monologue and character name, and then the title of your song and the show from which you’ve chosen that (if applicable).
    Perform your pieces.
    State your name again, and say goodbye!
    File Naming: [Program]_FullName_Date
    Example: Theatre_TaylorSwift_1.17.2024

    Submit your video though your CampInTouch account under the Documents/Forms tab.

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Submitting a Video

Videos should be submitted via your CampinTouch account under the documents/forms tab..