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Actors work on character development, breath and vocal techniques, improvisational methods, beats and objectives, physical awareness, audition skills and ensemble building. Our performers employ these elements in previously mounted works, as well as to unique productions that are crafted at camp. Masterclasses in areas such as stage combat are also offered within the program. By the end of the session, campers leave with tangible takeaways that support them in continuing their work outside of camp. With decades of musicals at their disposal, actors focus on solos, duets and group pieces, fusing movement and voice with the key skills developed in theatre.

Meet the Mentor

Ross Cohen

Ross Cohen

Theatre Arts Mentor

Ross Cohen (he/him) is beyond thrilled to be returning to CAA, this time as the Theatre Arts Mentor! After his first summer on staff, Ross was blown away by how welcoming and accepting the CAA community was, and he knew had to return. When he was younger, Ross would have loved to attend a camp like CAA, and he’s so grateful he now has the opportunity to help shape the next generation of Jewish artists! Ross holds a degree in Music from Elon University and is currently working towards his MFA in Musical Theatre Writing at NYU. He is a huge lover of nature, and when he’s not writing new music or listening to a new musical, you can find him vigorously researching the world’s largest organisms, attentively watching nature documentaries on Netflix, or obsessively looking up pictures of puppies. He is so excited for this summer and can’t wait to get stARTed!