2020 Spring Break Camps

General Class/Camp Information:
  • All classes are taught by Encore! Founder/Artistic Director, Joshua Branson Barker, who is a professional actor/director/writer in the entertainment industry. He has performed in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and across the midwest on such films/tv shows as August: Osage County, Baby Daddy, Mad Men, Jersey Boys, Parks and Recreation, Scandal, Criminal Minds, and many others as well as performed/directed 90+ theatre productions. Visit the About Us page for more info.
  • Students who successfully complete a camp will perform in our comedy variety show on Friday, March 20. Students will check-in at 6:45pm, and the show starts at 7:30pm.
  • Classes are held at Tulsa Little Theatre: 1511 S. Delaware Ave. in Tulsa.
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    TWO Spring Break Opportunities:

    MARCH 16-20, 2020:
    MULTI-CAMP DISCOUNT! Enroll in the morning Comedy Fun Camp PLUS afternoon Great Comedy Challenge, and receive a $50 discount. Students may pack a sack lunch and stay at the theatre 12:00-1:00pm between camps. An all-day theatre experience for intermediate/advanced actors for only $299! Discount may not be combined with other offers, and only applicable when both camps are registered in one payment.

    Comedy Fun Camp
    Ages 8-18 | 10:00am-12:00pm
    Experience Level: All levels welcome, including beginners with no experience
    (Performance materials and scene partners will be assigned based on age and experience level, so that each student has a fun learning experience)
    Tuition: $149 Enroll Now

    Description: This relaxed version of our “Great Comedy Challenge” camp is for all experience levels, including those with no theatre experience! Students will exercise their funny bone through improv games and comedic scenes and monologues that strengthen their confidence, stage presence, and performance skills. They then perform alongside our Great Comedy Challengers in the hilarious variety show on Friday, March 20*! This camp includes group games and performances to develop team work and communication skills as well as one-on-one and small groups with exercises tailored to actors’ experience levels. Beginner actors will learn the fundamentals of performing, intermediate students will build on their current skills, and advanced actors will be assigned material to challenge them in the art of comedy. Intermediate and advanced students are encouraged.

    The Great Comedy Challenge
    Age 10-18 | 1:00-5:00pm
    Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced (If unsure, email info@encore-tulsa.com for assistance)
    Tuition: $199Enroll Now

    Description: Think you're the next Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, or Kristen Wiig? Here's your chance to exercise your funny bone! Actors will spend a week studying and practicing the complex art forms of comedy, improv, sketch, and stand-up. The class will write, host, and perform their own variety show in the style of Saturday Night Live, to be presented on Friday, March 20*. Please note that this is a boot camp experience** for intermediate and advanced actors, so only enroll if you have experience, can fulfill obligations such as memorizing lines and rehearsing outside of class time, and you're ready for a kick-butt comedy experience! You WILL work hard, but you also WILL laugh, WILL produce an hilarious comedy production, and WILL make awesome new friends!

    *Students who successfully complete the camp will perform in our comedy variety show on Friday, March 20. Students will check-in at 6:45pm, and the show starts at 7:30pm.

    **Students who enroll in The Great Comedy Challenge but do not meet the requirements/expectations will be moved to the morning Comedy Fun Camp. Email info@encore-tulsa.com if you’d like assistance in choosing the best camp for you.


    Encore! provides a variety of opportunities for aspiring actors of all ages to learn and practice the performing arts. We offer professional instruction through classes, workshops, and summer camps. All classes are taught by Joshua Branson Barker, who is a working professional in the entertainment industry. He has worked in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and the South Central region on feature films, network television shows, regional commercials, industrials, and equity theatre productions. Encore! students have landed roles in many prestigious projects, from commercials to feature films.