Limited space is still available for the Belfast Maskers popular Theater Camp. This year’s young thespians will be taught by Angela El-Zeind, with additional instruction and demonstrations from trained theater students and professionals.

El-Zeind comes to Belfast from Athens, Greece, considered to be the birthplace of theater, where she teaches drama to children in elementary and middle school. El-Zeind also will also play Rose in “Dancing at Lughnasa” and Isabel in the rollicking Gilbert & Sullivan musical comedy “Pirates of Penzance” on Belfast Maskers’ Festival Stage in Steamboat Landing Park this summer.

Children age 8 through 14 are offered a co-educational experience in singing, dancing, script development, costuming, lighting design, choreography, sound design, set painting, prop design, set decoration and more. A typical day at camp will include vocal and physical warm-up exercises and classes in numerous areas, from character development to stage combat.

The camp will runs July 4 through July 15; sessions take place weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Belfast Maskers Waterfront Theater, 43 Front St. Camp will culminate in a public performance by the children that showcases the skills and knowledge they gained through the term. Previous year’s performances included “Belfast’s Got Talent” and scenes based on the tales of King Midas and Icarus.

Campers enjoy a safe and inclusive environment where each child feels valued as a part of the theater community. The cost for the entire two week program is $175. To register, visit for a camp registration form and instructions. For more information about Belfast Maskers Summer Theater Camp, call Aynne Ames at 505-0199, or write to

Belfast Maskers is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide quality theater for and with the community. More information about this and other events can be found on its website.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to