Acting for the Screen! A Summer Camp from PAA

Calling all future TV and Movie Stars! 🤩 This summer, take advantage of a one-week acting camp focused on prepping young actors for roles in front of the camera!

The differences between acting for the screen and acting for the stage can make it difficult to master each technique. This camp will help students understand the differences so they can excel at both!

Using scenes from famous movies and TV series, students will learn how to approach acting with the confidence and precision required for television and film acting.

This camp is taught by current LA Casting professional, Skyler Zurn, who will also talk with students about the business of acting in LA, auditioning for casting directors, best acting tips, how to quickly adapt to material and characters, type casting, and more!

This Summer your student can master the more subtle, controlled, and natural expressions and gestures required for film and TV acting!

The beginner level is appropriate for students who have limited stage experience and little to no experience in front of the camera. The Intermediate level is for more experienced acting students, and those that have either taken Skyler’s workshop before, or who have experience performing in front of the camera.

Acting for the Screen is for students entering grades 6-12 in the 2021-22 school year.

June 21 – 25, 2021

Beginner: 9:00–12:00
Intermediate: 12:30-3:30


Register today!


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Katie Reid Milazzo

Katie is thrilled to be returning to her beautiful home state of Colorado after 15 years away performing and teaching professionally, and she is very excited to be joining PAA! National Tours: South Pacific (Nellie Forbush), 'S Wonderful (Jane), Annie (Ronnie Boylan). Regional: Last Five Years (Cathy), Marvelous Wonderettes (Missy), Princess and the Pea (Queen u/s), Land of Forgotten Toys (Queen), Full Monty (Pam), Ordinary Days (Claire), B’way: The Big Band Years (featured singer), Sweeney Todd, The Who's Tommy. BFA Musical Theater from The University of Oklahoma. In Chicago, Katie taught and directed at several performing arts programs, directing/music directing over 20 shows with ages K - 12. She especially loves working one on one with students and believes in the transformative power of theater for everyone!


McKensey Struzik

McKensey graduated from Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts with a BA in Acting and a Minor in Musical Theatre in 2016.  Since, she has taught children’s theatre at various studios in Virginia as well as in Colorado.  She has taught dance, private voice and group acting classes as well as choreographed, music directed many productions.  She has tap danced for 17 years and had the opportunity to study under tap dancers such as Savion Glover, Chloe Arnold, Maude Arnold, and Jason Janas.  She is thrilled to teach tap with PAA this year and can’t wait to get started.

Melanie Ware

Melanie has been with PAA as their Properties Master for six years and teaching classes for five. Melanie received her BA in Theatre from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in May of 2016. Between Acting, Directing and Properties Design she has roughly 12 years of theatrical experience. Favorite PAA design credits include: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown!, Tarzan, Mary Poppins and The Addams Family.