Ghostlight Theater Camp’s roster of teaching artists, designers, directors and choreographers all bring years of experience in Broadway and international theater. This year, Ghostlight is very excited to add guest artists to the summer program, allowing campers the opportunity to work closely with artists from outside of the summer’s main faculty.
We knew when we came on board as directors that we wanted to allow our campers the chance to work with outstanding, working theater artists who may not be able to commit to a full summer in Maine, but who bring a fresh perspective and point-of-view to our core program. These first guest artists are close friends of camp, and bring not only their perspective on the business side of theater, but how to maintain joy and creativity while navigating the transition from camper to college student to professional artist.
Workshops that are being developed with the two artists and Ghostlight focus on bringing campers’ individuality to the audition and rehearsal room. We know that Dave's sense of playfulness and willingness to try anything in the room are both incredible attributes we would like the campers to experience and learn from. And Michelle, as both an award winning performer and a professional coach to young actors will be able to offer invaluable guidance and encouragement for campers, booster their self-confidence and giving older campers a fresh way of approaching college and professional auditions.
As always, the summer's full time artistic staff will include an amazing array of both those with years of experience, and young professionals who bring a sense of the changing landscape of theater with them. Campers will have the opportunity to work with all of these artists over the summer and grow from their curiosities, experiences, and guidance.
Michelle Aravena’s Broadway credits include A Bronx Tale, Rocky, Jersey Boys, and A Chorus Line. Regionally and on tour she has been seen as Evita, Anita in West Side Story, Fantine in Les Miserables, and the world premiere of The First Wives Club.
Dave Register made his Broadway debut in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and starred in the Los Angeles production of A View From the Bridge. Regionally, he has performed at Westport Country Playhouse as Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, and in his native Portland, Maine at Portland Stage.