Theater Geek: The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Performing Arts Camp
The Real Life Drama of a Summer at Stagedoor Manor, the Famous Performing Arts Camp
by Mickey Rapkin
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Child actors exert a droll fascination. The contradictions of the profession—flamboyant personalities and Spartan discipline, the extrovert's desire to perform amid constant rejection—blossom in even its youngest members. In Theater Geek, Mickey Rapkin, a senior editor at GQ, spends a summer among this unusual breed at Stagedoor Manor, a renowned performing-arts camp in New York's Catskill Mountains. Rapkin, whose previous book, Pitch Perfect (2008), exposed the riotous collegiate a cappella performance circuit, has a journalist's flair for uncovering riveting stories in unexpected arenas.
Stagedoor Manor, for those not among the young-thespian cognoscenti, is the nonpareil of performing-arts summer camps. In this ambitious and exacting program, 290 campers put on thirteen full-scale theatrical productions in only
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