Footlighters Traveling Playhouse Camp is intended for kids ages 7-18, and is FREE OF CHARGE. Camp dates are Monday, July 15-Friday, July 19. Camp runs every day from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at MCC's Black Box Theatre. There will be a FREE public showing Friday, July 19 at 6:30 p.m. so families can see their production of "The Vanishing of the Jolly Roger". Donations appreciated. Kids will need to bring a packed lunch daily.

About "The Vanishing of the Jolly Roger"

Designed for students at all levels of theatre experience, campers will audition, rehearse, and perform a musical alongside three professional teaching one week! "The Vanishing of the Jolly Roger" is a thrilling one-hour production with a script by Katie Colletta and music by Jason Sifford.

Anchors aweigh! When the Jolly Roger vanished into the Bermuda Triangle three hundred years ago, the world thought it was gone for good... until now. Join this swashbuckling pirate crew on an island adventure as they learn what is possible when we work together!

"The Vanishing of the Jolly Roger" culminates in a public performance of our one-act musical for members of the community. We'll prepare the kids — we'll even bring the costumes, sets, and songs!

The Footliters Traveling Playhouse Experience

We believe theatre is for everyone. Each student receives a role, a costume, and the support they need to shine in this performance. Our team has decades of experience creating welcoming, engaging children's theatre programs. From the first rehearsal to the final curtain, we believe theatre should be educational. We'll be teaching every student skills like projection, improvisation, creative problem solving, and how to work together to tell a story. We'll also be learning about the Bermuda Triangle, and exploring some of the most fascinating (and daring!) corners of the ocean ecosystem!

This project is supported by Quad City Arts, through the Arts Dollars re-granting program, supported by the Illinois Arts Council Agency, a state agency, The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation, and the Quad Cities Community Foundation Isabel Bloom Art Education Endowment.

About Footliters Traveling Playhouse

Footliters Traveling Playhouse is a touring program of Young Footliters Youth Theatre. Together with master teaching artists, we're creating engaging theatre experiences for students across Iowa. Our week-long camps are open to students of all backgrounds, experience levels, and training.

Young Footliters Youth Theatre

Young Footliters is one of Iowa's premiere children's theatres. We're committed to the idea that theatre builds resilient, creative, exceptional kids. With over 50 years of experience, our alumni cherish the lessons they learned here — skills in self-expression, problem-solving, teamwork, and imagination. From our home at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts in Coralville, Iowa, we create a season of children's theatre productions and dozens of camps and classes annually.

Our Philosophy

Footliters Traveling Playhouse is committed to engaging and empowering students through an immersive, inclusive theatre experience. We put our students first and collaborate with parents and communities to make our theatre a safe and exciting space for all.