July 20 – 24: History Alive Theatre Camp

Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24
9:00a – 12:00p

Ages 10 – 15
Tuition: $125 | Scholarships available
At the Roxbury Arts Center (8 participants)
5025 Vega Mountain Road, Roxbury
and on Zoom (4 participants)



Camp will be held in our 1,100 sf performance hall. The workshop will be open to 8 on-site participants and 4 Zoom participants. Each on-site camper will have their own creative space including their own 6′ table. Campers will not physically interact but will communicate across the room. Masks will be required when the camper moves from their personal creative space. Detailed housekeeping procedures can be found below.


Join New York City based theatre director Laura Josepher as she leads campers through the fascinating historic personalities of real Catskill folks of the past. Campers will receive information on historical figures and over the course of the week they will write a monologue based on their research. Campers will perform their pieces on Friday. Materials have been obtained from the Andes Society for History and Culture and area historians. Participants will learn basic character-building skills which will enable them to create a historical character and write their 1-2 minute monologue. They will also learn basic acting skills which will enable them to rehearse, learn, and perform their monologues. These performances will be filmed so that families and friends will be able to watch from the convenience and safety of their own homes.


Campers must be able to read and write, as well as work well individually. Additionally, they must be able to follow instructions regarding COVID-19 social-distancing.



New York based theatre director, Laura Josepher, has been directing, teaching, and coaching professionally in New York City for the past thirty years. Her most recent directing credits include Murder for Two at Cape Fear Regional Theatre in Fayetteville, North Carolina; Godspell and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at The International College of Musical Theatre (ICMT); Edges at Den Danske Scenekunstskole in Fredericia, Denmark; and the new musical Searching for Romeo at the NY Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF). Along with partner, David Sisco, she runs ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com, a resource that helps teachers, students and professionals find well-written, largely unpublished contemporary musical theatre songs. Together they wrote the book, Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent. Laura has a Master of Arts in Educational Theatre, and a Bachelor of Music, both from New York University. She has taught or been a Guest Artist at Fordham University, Syracuse University, Den Danske Scenekunstskole, Marymount Manhattan College, and New York University, as well as running a private audition coaching studio. She is also an Equity stage manager, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and a Member of SDC.  She lives in New York City and Andes, NY with her husband and two daughters.


Roxbury Arts Group Covid-19 Plan

  • If you are not feeling well – stay home.
  • All visitors must sign in daily.
  • Masks are REQUIRED in the building.
  • A mask will be provided should you not have one.
  • Program participants may remove their masks only when in their assigned creative space.
  • Program participants will each have their own table with ample space surrounding them within the 1,100 sf performance hall. There will be no need for participants to physically interact.
  • Arts Group staff are on hand to assist participants in retrieving materials.
  • Sanitizer is provided.
  • The building is cleaned daily.
  • Restrooms are cleaned 3x daily (morning, before lunch and mid afternoon)
  • Disinfectant wipes are available in the restrooms.                                                                                                                                                                                                 
    Theatre Camp Registration Form
    Scholarship Application
  • Waiver Form
History Alive Theatre Camp July $125