The Terra Diddle Collective is offering a transformational theater summer camp for children age 8 through 13. Terra Diddle Collective partners with fiscal sponsor Waldo Arts Mission (501c3) and relies in part upon charitable donations to employ local artists and keep class fees affordable.

Taught by Kathryn Oliver, Kristi Williamson and Noah Gabriel, the camp will interweave story, expressive movement, dance, art, theater and music. The last week will culminate with three performances of an original production, “Prince Magian and The Golden Feather,” with the final performance in the Camden Amphitheatre. This story follows a young prince from the land of shadows on a quest for a golden feather, a magical flower and a beautiful maiden. Caught in a storm, rescued by a mermaid, thwarted by a dragon and threatened by a raging fire, he must discover the secret of driving out the dark before he is overcome by it.

Oliver, a visual artist and playwright, is the founder of the Terra Diddle Collective. She brings her joy of creative expression through art instruction, large puppetry, stage design and mythic storytelling. Williamson is a transformational theater instructor, performance artist and choreographer. She interweaves the disciplines of dance, song, creative movement and choreography. Both previously collaborated on the Terra Diddle Collective’s 2009 productions of “Awakening Mother Earth: Blossoms from Shadowland,” “The Brave Little Parrot” and “Starry Nights.” They are joined by Gabriel, a professional musician, who brings his love for working with children to the Terra Diddle Collective through his songwriting, performance skills and creative artistry.

Camp will run weekdays, July 26 through Aug. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. Performance dates are Aug. 11, 12 and 13. Camp and performances take place at The Red Door Barn, 46 John St. There is a sliding scale fee; for more information and to reserve a space, call Oliver at 763-4038 or send e-mail to The camp is limited to 17. For more information, visit

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