Traveling Players Ensemble

Traveling Players Ensemble Traveling Players Ensemble provides innovative & personalized theater training with our award-winning summer camps & pre-professional programs. Serving the DMV. grades 3-12. Come play with us!

Great Theatre in the Great Outdoors! Traveling Players Ensemble's camp provides intensive, classical theatre training to small troupes of actors who are carefully guided by professional theatre artists to perform in outdoor settings. Our program reflects the origins of theatre, when troupes of actors roamed the ancient and medieval countryside, relying on the barest props and boldest imagination to convey their art. Each session culminates in a fully mounted and designed performance which tours to several locations, cultivating stronger, more adaptable and capable artists and individuals. Traveling Players emphasizes a meaningful engagement with nature. Our unique day camp (Monday-Friday) features a campout every Thursday - when performers learn Leave No Trace camping techniques, pitching tents and cooking outdoors. In their final week, teens tour their show and campout close to their performance sites - giving them the experience of wandering entertainers who carry their dinner, tent and props in their trusty pack. As artists and backpackers, campers learn self-reliance, creative problem solving, and to appreciate challenges and beauty. Our Accomplishments: •Selected as a "Summer School in the Arts" by the NEA - One of 25 in the Nation •11 students won their school's English Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition •Twice featured on WAMU's "Metro Connection" •Called "a little-known summer gem" by the Washington Post •Awarded 116 scholarships totaling $90,295 •Over 2200 happy campers! •381 performances, including: -Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage - Colonial Williamsburg -International Children's Festival at Wolf Trap - Reston Multicultural Festival -Folger Shakespeare Library's Secondary School Festival

First Session Festival is TOMORROW!! Join us at Madeira for an evening of three plays! Our Middle School Ensemble’s pres...
07/18/2019

First Session Festival is TOMORROW!! Join us at Madeira for an evening of three plays! Our Middle School Ensemble’s present Molière’s The Doctor in Spite of Himself and Tartuffe! Then after dinner, our High School Ensemble will perform Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing!

During the evening we will be raffling off three baskets full of fabulous theatrical goodies! Tickets will be available at the festival

For more information about the festival please visit our website at travelingplayers.org/summer-performances/#fest

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06/03/2019

Traveling Players Ensemble's cover photo

05/30/2019

TPE is proud to be accepted into the The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington's 2019-20 Class as
#OneOfTheBest local nonprofits! We are truly honored to be one of the catalogue's nonprofit partners, working each day to get kids excited about performing classical theatre and to take the show on the road all summer! Check out the rest of the 2019-20 class on their website: https://www.cfp-dc.org/cfpdc/index.php

Last round of auditions for our preprofessional troupes this summer are THIS SUNDAY, June 2nd! 🎭 Link in bio to register...
05/30/2019

Last round of auditions for our preprofessional troupes this summer are THIS SUNDAY, June 2nd! 🎭 Link in bio to register and find audition material.

Last round of auditions for our preprofessional troupes this summer are THIS SUNDAY, June 2nd! 🎭 Link in bio to register...
05/28/2019

Last round of auditions for our preprofessional troupes this summer are THIS SUNDAY, June 2nd! 🎭 Link in bio to register and find audition material.

Traveling Players Ensemble's cover photo
05/15/2019

Traveling Players Ensemble's cover photo

Secret's out!  Broadway discovers Traveling Players!  Want in?  Audition this weekend for a Troupe!  https://travelingpl...
05/02/2019
Traveling Players Ensemble Brings Innovative Actor Training to DC Metro Area, High School Students Enroll Now

Secret's out! Broadway discovers Traveling Players! Want in? Audition this weekend for a Troupe! https://travelingplayers.org/ #summercamp

Traveling Players Ensemble trains actors like no other theatre in the DC metro region. Their programs are innovative, inclusive, and super fun! And transformative, too. Their mission, to bring great theatre into the great outdoors, means high school actors perform 'Shakespeare in the Park' in Shenan...

Thanks to everyone that came out to our Open House last weekend! If you missed out, find more information on our program...
04/12/2019

Thanks to everyone that came out to our Open House last weekend! If you missed out, find more information on our programs on our website (link in bio)! Slots are going fast, so sign up soon!!! @ The Madeira School

LAST CHANCE: Final rounds of Traveling and Commedia Troupe auditions are Sunday, April 7th from 4:30 to 7:30
03/30/2019
Traveling Troupe Auditions 2019 - Traveling Players Ensemble

LAST CHANCE: Final rounds of Traveling and Commedia Troupe auditions are Sunday, April 7th from 4:30 to 7:30

Traveling Troupe Auditions Traveling Troupe is by audition only, for current 9th – 12th graders. Want to guarantee your spot at TPE this summer? Register for High School Ensemble before you audition—we’ll apply your tuition toward Troupe if you get in.  Auditions are also open for Commedia T...

Check out some pics from Merchant! Don’t miss our final performance tomorrow at our March Madness Festival!
03/16/2019

Check out some pics from Merchant! Don’t miss our final performance tomorrow at our March Madness Festival!

Big news: NPR's Codeswitch will be at our Merchant of Venice tomorrow (Sunday). Code Switch is doing a story of how to t...
03/16/2019
Winter Performances - Traveling Players Ensemble

Big news: NPR's Codeswitch will be at our Merchant of Venice tomorrow (Sunday). Code Switch is doing a story of how to teach troubling classics, and if you still should. Directing Merchant of Venice has been scary and deeply fulfilling, and I am so grateful that the kids, especially my seniors -- Harry Stevens and Ariel Noble -- encouraged me to do this show. Post show we will discuss what the performance brought up to you with AU Prof Barbara Wien, the 2018 Peace Educator of the Year. PLEASE JOIN US! I am very proud of these high school actors. They are brave, compassionate, independent thinkers and fun. Tickets: https://travelingplayers.org/performances/

Traveling Players' schedule of upcoming performances and festivals. All performances are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Congrats to our own Ariel Noble for receiving the “Understand and Deliver” award  for her performance as Portia in Merch...
03/11/2019

Congrats to our own Ariel Noble for receiving the “Understand and Deliver” award for her performance as Portia in Merchant of Venice at the Folger Shakespeare Secondary School Festival! Stay tuned for our other award recipients, and don’t miss out March Madness Festival this weekend!

Check out our cast of Merchant of Venice performing at The Folger Theater! Don't miss them in our March Madness Festival...
03/09/2019

Check out our cast of Merchant of Venice performing at The Folger Theater! Don't miss them in our March Madness Festival next weekend!

Photo credit to the amazing Jessica Skintges Wallach

We're counting down the days until our March Madness Festival, and sending all of our Winter Show actors and staff love ...
02/27/2019

We're counting down the days until our March Madness Festival, and sending all of our Winter Show actors and staff love as they go into tech this weekend!

Check out our alumni Olivia Delaplaine and Ryan Fields on 'stArt Up', a podcast on WMUC, and hear some of their insights...
02/26/2019
Beyond Oscar-worthy w/ Ryan Fields

Check out our alumni Olivia Delaplaine and Ryan Fields on 'stArt Up', a podcast on WMUC, and hear some of their insights on the importance of programs like TPE!

Ensembles are going fast! We're almost full in Middle School 2, Greek Myths, and Acting Samplers. Register today to clai...
02/22/2019

Ensembles are going fast! We're almost full in Middle School 2, Greek Myths, and Acting Samplers. Register today to claim your spot!

Don't miss out on a summer of fun! Register TODAY for our last round of Commedia and Traveling Troupe auditions: Sunday ...
02/14/2019

Don't miss out on a summer of fun! Register TODAY for our last round of Commedia and Traveling Troupe auditions: Sunday 2/17, and Monday 2/18

Traveling Players Ensemble's cover photo
02/13/2019

Traveling Players Ensemble's cover photo

Our Early Bird discount flies away in just under 12 hours! Register before midnight for a summer of great theatre in the...
02/11/2019

Our Early Bird discount flies away in just under 12 hours! Register before midnight for a summer of great theatre in the great outdoors.

Register for our last round of Traveling and Commedia Troupe auditions before the early bird flies away!
02/08/2019

Register for our last round of Traveling and Commedia Troupe auditions before the early bird flies away!

Winter Classes start this weekend!  We still have a few spots left - be the one to snap them up, and have the best winte...
01/02/2019
Winter Acting Classes - Traveling Players Ensemble

Winter Classes start this weekend! We still have a few spots left - be the one to snap them up, and have the best winter yet!

https://travelingplayers.org/school-year/winter-acting-classes/

Winter Acting Classes 2019 Smart Slider with ID: 10 Our winter acting and performance classes run January – March and feature everything you love about TPE’s summer camp – except for the outdoors. Small ensembles of dedicated performers rehearse a fully-designed production under the careful gu...

12/16/2018
See what our acting classes have cooked up this fall! Be dazzled by their scenes, monologues, and improvisation skills! ...
12/14/2018

See what our acting classes have cooked up this fall! Be dazzled by their scenes, monologues, and improvisation skills! Come out and support your friends! Info below! ⬇️

Sunday, Dec. 16
3-5 pm.
$5 sold at the door
Old Firehouse Teen Center

11/28/2018
Donate - Traveling Players Ensemble

It's not too late—it's still Giving Tuesday for another 2 hours! Traveling Players relies on your generous donations to help fund our award-winning programs, bring Great Theatre to the Great Outdoors, and support our need-based scholarships! #givinggtuesday #makeadifference

Support our Troupes! Traveling Players Ensemble is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit company. Tuition covers about 65% of the expenses of each Traveling Players camper. TPE relies on grants, donations and gifts to make up the remainder. What Tuition Pays For Traveling Players Ensemble relies on the....

11/27/2018
Donate - Traveling Players Ensemble

We're thankful for our wonderful community who help bring Great Theatre to the Great Outdoors. DId you know tuition only covers 65% of the expenses of each Traveling Players camper?

We could use your support this Giving Tuesday!

Your kind donations not only help cover some of the basic costs of operation, but they also allow us to provide scholarships to deserving students who otherwise would be unable to attend. #givingtuesday #makeadifference

Support our Troupes! Traveling Players Ensemble is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit company. Tuition covers about 65% of the expenses of each Traveling Players camper. TPE relies on grants, donations and gifts to make up the remainder. What Tuition Pays For Traveling Players Ensemble relies on the....

It's Giving Tuesday and Traveling Players needs YOUR help!! Tuition covers about 65% of the expenses of each Traveling P...
11/27/2018

It's Giving Tuesday and Traveling Players needs YOUR help!! Tuition covers about 65% of the expenses of each Traveling Players camper. We rely on grants, donations and gifts to make up the remainder.

All day long, join a nationwide movement of giving this Giving Tuesday by supporting Great Theatre in the Great Outdoors! #givingtuesday #makeadifference

https://travelingplayers.org/about/donate/

Did you know our Fall acting classes start THIS WEEKEND? We're offering all our most popular classes for grades 4 - 12! ...
10/02/2018

Did you know our Fall acting classes start THIS WEEKEND? We're offering all our most popular classes for grades 4 - 12! Learn more & register today: https://travelingplayers.org/school-year/fall-acting-classes/

Can't commit to a weekly class? Check out our One Day Intensives! The 4th-6th grade Puppetry Intensive is THIS SATURDAY, and our popular 8th-11th grade Commedia dell'Arte intensive is Nov. 10!

Don't miss our performance at the Reston Multicultural Festival! The Bourgeois GentlemanSeptember 22nd, 2:15pmThe Jo Ann...
09/13/2018

Don't miss our performance at the Reston Multicultural Festival!

The Bourgeois Gentleman
September 22nd, 2:15pm

The Jo Anne Rose Gallery
Reston Community Center
2310 Colts Neck Road
Reston, VA 20191

Traveling Players Middle School Ensemble represents France at Reston’s Multicultural Festival with Moliere’s The Bourgeois Gentleman. This will be our 13th year included in this award-winning festival!

Free and open to the public. Warning: content might be goofy.

https://travelingplayers.org/performances/

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's..... TIME TO REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES!!!! Register now for classes for grades 4-12! htt...
09/05/2018

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's..... TIME TO REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES!!!! Register now for classes for grades 4-12! https://travelingplayers.org/school-year/fall-acting-classes/

We're offering all our community favorites: Improv, Scene Study, and Monologues. Can't commit to a full class? Check out our website for our special One-Day Intensives!

Love's Labour's Lost is on tour! Come to the scenic Skyline Drive to see them at Peak View Stage this week, or come to t...
07/11/2018

Love's Labour's Lost is on tour! Come to the scenic Skyline Drive to see them at Peak View Stage this week, or come to the first festival on Friday to see the final performances of our first session middle and high school ensembles!

Did you know that we play games on our Thursday night overnights? Some of our staffers got into the spirit last week! Wh...
07/10/2018

Did you know that we play games on our Thursday night overnights? Some of our staffers got into the spirit last week! Whose impromptu costume is the best?

Traveling Players founder Jeanne Harrison was invited to speak at the International Thespian Honor Society Induction Cer...
06/05/2018

Traveling Players founder Jeanne Harrison was invited to speak at the International Thespian Honor Society Induction Ceremony at James Madison High School (Fairfax County, Virginia) last Friday!

Here she is with Harry Whitmore, International Thespian Honor Society Secretary who was charged with coordinating the Induction Ceremony. It was wonderful to see him and all of the accomplished kids at James Madison!

The first 3 words you see will define your summer! What's your summer adventure?
05/29/2018

The first 3 words you see will define your summer! What's your summer adventure?

05/18/2018
Calleva VA - Calleva Outdoors I New Camp Offerings in Northern Virginia

Hey, did you know Camp Calleva is coming to Madeira?

Once upon a time, Traveling Players and Calleva shared buses and locations… and now Calleva is coming to Traveling Players! Calleva is bringing its summer camp program to Madeira, and we couldn’t be more excited. Their thrilling outdoor adventure "sampler" programs allows outdoorsy kids to experiment with kayaking, rock climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, rafting and other cool summer adventures — one for each day of the camp week. The Madeira-based sampler, called Potomac Adventures, is led by two of Calleva's strongest staff: Duncan Olsen and Olivia Murphy. Check it out here!

BONUS: Calleva will be setup at the Community Foodworks Farmers Market in Arlington THIS SATURDAY from 8:00-12:00. It's located on the corner at North 14th and North Courthouse Roads. Potomac Adventures' two directors will be there to answer questions, share about the program, and of course... hand out some Calleva stickers!

NEW this summer, Calleva is now offering some of our favorite camp offerings in Northern Virginia. Join us at Madeira Camp this year!

It's not too late to audition for our high school audition-only Troupes! We're having auditions tonight—call us now to r...
05/17/2018

It's not too late to audition for our high school audition-only Troupes! We're having auditions tonight—call us now to reserve a spot!

Address

P.O. Box 1315
Great Falls, VA
22066

During the summer, we run our own bus routes throughout the DC metro area. Our buses are purple!

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 987-1712

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