Ocracoke Alive will launch Playbox Theatre Camp, a summer theater program for kids and families weekly from July 6 to Aug. 18.

Conducted by islander Emmet Temple, a theater artist and N.C. School of the Arts graduate, the sessions for students ages 8 and older will consist of an hour-long workshop on Wednesdays of each week.

The program will run once a week from 9 to 10 a.m. for six weeks with two locations: July 6, 13, 20 in the Berkley barn, 58 Water Plant Rd, near the harbor; July 27 and Aug. 3 (in Deepwater Theater, 84 School Rd.) and Aug. 10 and 18 back at the Berkley Barn. Single-day attendees are welcome.

Using the same techniques as those used in his touring shows, Temple will lead the group in the basics of theater-making through short, archetypal scene work and other exercises.

Classes will conclude with a short performance.

Reservations are required and the costs are free for island students (sponsored by Ocracoke Alive); visiting students aged 8 and older $10 per session; and $20 for visiting family groups (limit of four persons).

To reserve, call or text Temple at 252-588-2331.

Please bike or walk in. Parking is available at the NPS lot near the Ocracoke Preservation Museum.

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