camera obscura theater week

Calling all Storytellers! I am thrilled to announce this collaboration with my good friend and creative neighbor, George Del Barrio, founder of The Vanderbilt Republic. In celebration of our 10th year anniversaries, CJ + VR are bringing this unique theater programming to your girls. The concept is new and powerful, and their performance will be too!

a specialty week of mixed media, creative discovery, story telling and performance

Our young performers will work with acclaimed dancer and choreographer, Kate Ladenheim to shape their stories through theater, dance, poetry, visual art, and whatever else they can imagine! They will share their stories with an end-of-week performance, open to friends, family and the public. 

What is Camera Obscura Theater? It is like performing inside a giant pinhole camera! Crazy cool! Scroll down for video from the first theatrical camera obscura created and performed by professional artists!

Girls will use the camera obscura to project images through pinholes to their audience as a dynamic backdrop for their creative stories + performance. All girls will take part in the development of the story, but girls can choose to perform or work behind the scenes as part of the crew based on their interest and comfort level. This unique week of exploring the female narrative Curious Jane-style is in partnership with The Vanderbilt Republic, a Gowanus-based creative production agency.

limited to 8 girls entering 4th – 6th grades

July 23 – July 27, with performances on Saturday, July 24
Camera Obscura Theatrical Workshop and Performances will take place in our Gowanus Workspace
400 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn

The day runs 9am - 3:30pm (with early drop-off at 8am and extended day options through 5:30pm)

The first theatrical camera obscura, performed February 2017 at Open Source Gallery // Clip length: 10 mins

Curious Jane campers will be creating their own unique version of this experience, adding more dance, storytelling and performance. There is a role for all!