Get into Character: Theater & Playwriting

826NYC Write Away Workshops
Volunteer with a storytelling field trip!

Get into Character: Theater & Playwriting

Ramona Quimby. Spider-Man. Claudia Kishi. Why do we love these characters? What makes them tick? In this workshop we’ll dream up original characters—from talking penguins to boring businessmen—and figure out what makes them who they are. Students will bring their storytelling to the stage with these characters at pivotal moments, through angry rants or daring dialogues.  

All along the way, students explore what it means to be on stage, from crafting simple puppets to outlandish improv games.  At the end of the week, we’ll stage a final show-stopping performance for friends and family!

About 826NYC Day Camp

In 826NYC’s day camp, we bring the joy and excitement of storytelling off the page.  Each week, we pair a fun writing theme with hands-on art and learning activities, matching performances with playwriting, comics with superhero stories, and science fiction with circuit-building.

This day camp will include trips to neighborhood parks and playgrounds multiple times per week. Camp hours are 9:00-3:00, Monday-Friday.

Questions? Email or call 718-499-9884.

Who Can Participate

This day camp is for students who will be entering grades 4-6 in September 2023.

Don’t worry! 826NYC’s classes for grades 1-12 will return in September 2023.

What to Bring

Please ensure your child brings the following items to camp each day:

  • A refillable water bottle
  • Lunch and a healthy snack
  • Sunscreen and any other items your child needs to comfortably spend time outdoors

826NYC will provide notebooks, pens, art supplies, and all other materials needed for participation in camp activities.


826NYC is committed to keeping our programs available to the young writers who need our support most. You can choose between the following fee options for summer camps: full price ($550 per week, with a $100 discount if you sign up for multiple weeks), partial scholarship ($250 per week), or full scholarship (free). We invite families to select the fee that works best for them upon registration; no additional scholarship application is required.

Get into Character: Theater & Playwriting

Camp dates: July 17-21


Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm

In-person at 826NYC
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