The Theater Program at Camp Dunnabeck serves as an introduction to the art of live theatrical performance through theater exercises, improvisation and games in a workshop environment. We introduce core concepts of ensemble and collaboration providing campers with the necessary skills to work successfully within a group environment. We explore the art of storytelling through devised scenes and improvisation. Over the six-week program we use theater to encourage self-expression, develop listening skills, pull down the barriers to creative thought and explore personal connections and perceptions around content themes and concepts. Through these exercises — we lay the groundwork for creating a “safe space” in which the students can feel free to take creative risks.