TNT camp registration held throughout May

May 06, 2021

RUSK – Registration for Cherokee Civic Theatre’s Thespians ’N Training theater arts camps will be held throughout the month of May, with the camps separated into three different age groups for participants in grades 1-12.

According to, “through a variety of activities, campers will learn about theater arts from all aspects onstage, backstage and off stage while improving the skills they may already have,” with the goal of enhancing stage skills and “the cooperation, creativity goal-setting that any theatrical production requires.”

Participants from the various troupes will produce and perform a one-act play that will be presented at the TNT Grand Finale Showcase held at the end of camp, which will be set at the historic Cherokee Civic Theatre, 157 W. 5th St. in downtown Rusk.

An additional program, TNT PM, will be held for teens entering high school through 12th grade.

“TNT PM has a repertory format with all TNT PMers enrolling in the program rather than specific troupes. Theatre skills games, set/prop/costume construction and rehearsals make up the daily program. When possible, special guest artists provide workshops during the first week,” according to the site.

This special program is slated 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. nightly, Monday through Friday, July 12-23, as well as on Saturday, July 24 for the presentation of the camp’s Grand Finale Showcase.

General registration – which is first-come, first-serve – closes May 31, with fees of $60 per person, with a $5 sibling discount offered. Deadlines for scholarship applications – of which a limited number will be made available ¬– is set for May 30.

A late registration period is set for June 1-21, with a fee of $70 per participant; if space is available, final registration will be held June 22 through July 10, at a cost of $80.

Registration packets, available online, may be CCT at PO Box 377, Rusk Texas 75785 or delivered to the theater box office at 157 W. 5th St. in Rusk. Fees are non-refundable after June 21, 2021.

Contact the theatre at 903-683-2131.