Thursday, June 19, 2014

PT Teens | Meet Camp Assistant Kenton!

Kenton Klassen was one of PT's three apprentices this season and you may have seen him on stage in OLD TIME GOSPEL RADIO HOUR. And you can see him this summer in his final apprentice project GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIESFortunately, Kenton also loves working with kids and has signed up to help Kerri teach our PT Teens Theatre School!

Kenton grew up all over western Canada and  eventually moved to Vancouver to pursue an acting career in film and theatre. He discovered early on that there is nothing more exhilarating than the actor's process. Kenton studied theatre in the B.F.A. Acting program at the University of British Columbia and has been a Company Apprentice at Pacific Theatre this past season. Recent credits include The Seafarer, Old Time Gospel Radio Hour (Pacific Theatre), Autobahn (Stone's Throw), The Canadian Badlands Passion Play (CBPP), Rhinoceros, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Duchess a.k.a. Wallis Simpson (Theatre at UBC). Upcoming projects include Gruesome Playground Injuries (Stone's Throw), August in the Spring (Satellite), The Rainmaker (Pacific Theatre). 

Q&A with Kenton:

Did you go to summer camp?
Yes, almost every summer growing up! Many of my favourite childhood memories are from camp and I remember counting the days until summer break just so I could get to camp!! 

What is your favourite part about summer?
Being outdoors. I love the being out in nature, taking a book or a script to the beach and just spending the day outside. It's also when I get to see my family so that's awesome too. 

What is your favourite Theatre game?
My favourite theatre game would probably be the most terrifying one where you have to improvise the scene from the play without the script and using your own words. Definitely scary but can bring out some really helpful stuff. 

What’s your favourite movie?
Other than Lord of the Rings? Magnolia. 

If you could be a kid again for one day, how would you spend your day?
I could really go for another snowball fight. You know the ones where you build a fort out of snow and then make a stash of snowballs and have a full on war. Oh wait.. this is Vancouver.. you might not know what I'm talking about.. but trust me, it's the best. 

It is not too late to sign your kids up for the PT Teen or KiDS Theatre School. Email Cara at with any questions, or register today by calling 604-731-5483.

When: July 7th-11th (KiDS) & July 14th-18th (Teens), 9:30am-2:30pm
Where: Pacific Theatre – 1440 W 12th Ave 

(corner of 12th & Hemlock)
Who: Kids ages 9-12 or Teens ages 13-15 who love to perform!
How much: $200(including GST) per child
(Family discount – each additional child from the same household is $150)

More info about the camp can be found here!

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