Summer Drama Camps

PD Day Camps!

2022/2023 School Year

2024 Cannonball Festival

A Festival of Youth Theatre

This year, we here at CYPT are thrilled to have the following seven youth-led shows in the Cannonball! Festival, as well as two staged readings…

Events

Meet the Instructors

Here are just a few of the many wonderful instructors who teach for us!

Amy Sawka

Amy Sawka

Class Instructor

Amy is a theatre artist with a passion for creation. She has been making theatre and performing in Calgary since she too was a young…

Brianna Johnston

Brianna Johnston

Drama Camp Instructor

Brianna is thrilled to be back working with the fab folks at CYPT! An alum of the program herself, she’s always thrilled to come work…

Ruby Gaudet

Ruby Gaudet

Camp Assistant

Ruby Gaudet is an emerging artist who loves whimsy, shenanigans and tomfoolery. She's had a home here at CYPT since starting their summer camps at…

Day Chase

Day Chase

Drama Camp Instructor

Day Chase (she/they) is excited to be joining the CYPT crew! Day is an emerging artist, playwright, filmmaker, and puppet enthusiast. Day holds a BFA…

Lauren Marshall

Lauren Marshall

Drama Camp Instructor

Lauren is very excited to be going into her 5th year as an instructor for CYPT summer camps, especially with a new teaching degree under…

Rebecca Orion

Rebecca Orion

Class Instructor; Drama Camp Instructor

Rebecca Orion (She/They) is a multidisciplinary theatre artist based out of Mohkinstsis (Calgary). She works producing and directing plays for her theatre company, Incendiary Festival,…

Sarah Barker

Sarah Barker

Drama Camp Instructor

I am a 20-year-old emerging theatre artist going into my final year of study at the University of Lethbridge for a BFA in the Dramatic…

 Zachary Friesen

Zachary Friesen

Drama Camp Instructor; Class Assistant

Zachary first became involved with CYPT in high school as an actor, and at 17 directed their first fully improvised show. He has just shy…

Aaron Ranger

Aaron Ranger

Drama Camp Instructor; Class Instructor

Aaron is an improviser who has been making things up since birth. He has worked across North America and has a passion for making people…

Violet Griffiths

Violet Griffiths

Camp Assistant

Violet is a CYPT alumna who began her theatre journey at this summer camp. Most recently, her play Serendipity was performed at the 2023 Cannonball…

Kailee Owen

Kailee Owen

Camp Assistant

Kailee is excited to once again be doing the CYPT thing, this time as a graduate or *gasp* an adult. Kailee has been overjoyed to…

David Feehan

David Feehan

Drama Camp Instructor; Class Instructor

David is a Calgary-based actor, writer, and director. He was born in St. John’s, NL and holds a BFA in Acting (with Distinction) from the…

Connor Fedoroshyn

Connor Fedoroshyn

Drama Camp Instructor; Class Instructor

Connor has spent the last decade working with young people and the last two years teaching them drama. He is also an actor, support worker,…

Samantha Currie

Samantha Currie

Drama Camp Instructor

Samantha Currie | she/her | Musical Theatre Camp Instructor Samantha is elated to be joining the CYPT team for a second Summer. A graduate of…

Charlotte Nixon

Charlotte Nixon

Class Instructor

Charlotte Nixon’s love of teenage drama inspires her to write plays for today’s modern adolescent. Her published works include: Silver's Secret, Bippity Bobbity BAAM, Itsy Bitsy:…

Paul Vanhoutteghem

Paul Vanhoutteghem

Class Instructor; Drama Camp Instructor

Paul has been teaching Drama camps for the last 3 years. In summer of 2019, whilst attending the University of Lethbridge for a Bachelor of…

Jack Storwick

Jack Storwick

Drama Camp Instructor

Jack has been involved with CYPT since 2005, starting out as a summer camp attendee, and has moved through a variety of acting and production…

Zoë Arthur

Zoë Arthur

Camp Coordinator; Class Instructor; Drama Camp Instructor

Zoë is an actor, artist and all-around clown. Since 2019 she has been the Artistic Associate for CYPT, but started her journey with the company…

Tenaj Williams

Tenaj Williams

Drama Camp Instructor

Tenaj Williams is a performer and entertainer based out of Calgary, Alberta. He has always enjoyed working with youths and is very much looking forward…

Abigail Weeks

Abigail Weeks

Class Instructor; Drama Camp Instructor

Abby Weeks is a Calgary Theatre Artist who has been working with CYPT since she was 5 years old. Growing up a Summer Camp kid,…

Shea Heatherington

Shea Heatherington

Class Instructor

Shea is a theatre artist in Mohkinstsis whose passions for compassion and community carry into all of her acting, directing, producing, and creation work. Following…

Sophi Murias

Sophi Murias

Drama Camp Instructor

Sophi is so excited to return to CYPT for her fourth summer as an instructor! She has just graduated from the University of Victoria with…

Meredith Johnson

Meredith Johnson

Drama Camp Instructor

Claire Sonmor

Claire Sonmor

Drama Camp Instructor

Claire is a Calgary-born, Edmonton-based theatre artist who has been involved with CYPT since 2017 when she performed in Grounded. Claire also performed in Cannonball!…

Graham Percy

Graham Percy

Drama Camp Instructor

Graham has acted professionally for over 30 years.  A graduate of Queen’s University, and Jacques Lecoq’s International School of Theatre in Paris, France, Graham has…

Jacqueline Russell

Jacqueline Russell

Drama Camp Instructor

Jacqueline (she/her) is a director, performer, creator and clown based in Mohkínstsis/Calgary on Treaty Seven territory. She specializes in clown, mask, immersive theatre creation and…

Taryn Yoneda

Taryn Yoneda

Drama Camp Instructor

Taryn is an artist from Victoria, BC. She is a UVic graduate, with a BFA in Theatre Performance and a minor in Creative Writing. Credits…

John Tasker

John Tasker

Drama Camp Instructor; Class Instructor

John Tasker is an actor, director, and creator based in Calgary. He began acting at the age of 15 when he joined Calgary Young People’s…

Amanda Storwick

Amanda Storwick

Class Instructor; Drama Camp Instructor

Amanda first began working with CYPT at the age of five when attending her first ever drama summer camp! She has since fallen in love…

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