camera obscura theatrical workshop

Announcing a specialty week of mixed media, creative discovery and performance – for 4th-6th grade girls

the week of 7.17.17

Calling all Storytellers! Girls will work with female artists to shape their stories through theater, dance, poetry, visual art, and whatever else they can imagine! Then 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 10 girls entering 4th – 6th grades

July 17 – July 21, with performances on Saturday, July 22
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. Guided by our resident CJ artist, Nicole Stapleton, girls will create their own theatrical experience using age appropriate themes, imagery and content. Campers will perform safely within our storefront workspace.

About Nicole!
Nicole is a student at NYU in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She has created her own major entirely focused on validating the experiences of young girls through exposure to narrative created by and for women. Her concentration is entitled “Female Narrative: Validating the Voice in Young Girls Through Story Telling." In addition to her academic studies, Nicole will be joining the Nadine Bommer Dance Company as a professional dancer in the fall. Guiding girls through this multi-media theatrical experience with Curious Jane is a dream come true!