Where Creativity Finds A Voice
Arts Alive is part of a performing and visual arts educational programming series at The Ohio Theatre.
Founded in 2012, Arts Alive fosters an encouraging atmosphere of creativity, learning and fun! Each summer camp and other Arts Alive programming is designed to help draw out the natural gifts and talents of children to help them create something magical, professional and fun!
The Arts Alive Program will continue to grow and expand, so be sure to check back often to see the new classes, camps and other programming added through this educational series.
We are currently in the process of putting together our Arts Alive Camps for 2021. Please check back soon for more information. In the meantime, you can read a little below about the camps we offered last summer.
ARTS ALIVE Summer Camps
During the summer of 2020, where everything in the world has changed, we are working to adapt our Arts Alive programming to stay within the confines of current regulations, and yet still be able to offer some incredible programming to creative kids who want to learn more!
We are looking at this as an opportunity to expand the Arts Alive program and be able to offer more opportunities to a wider age range of students. This summer we are excited to have programs
available for Kindergarten through 12th grade!
With that in mind, we are excited to announce the Arts Alive Summer Day Camp Series!
Based on the current regulations, each camp is limited to 9 campers and we will be following the Ohio Department of Health guidelines for Day Camp requirements.
Sign-ups will be on a first come/first served basis, so be sure to get registered right away! When registration is full then campers will be placed on a waiting list. If there are enough extra campers, then we will consider adding additional camps.
Arts Alive “Create A Story” Drama Camp is a performing arts day camp for creative kids between the ages of 9-12 or going into 4th-7th grades. During the camp kids will learn basic performing skills in drama, music, staging, movement and what it takes to put on a show. They will work together to help
write, create and produce their
own musical, which will be
performed as part of a showcase
at the end of camp.***
*This will not be identical, but it will
be the most similar to our traditional
Arts Alive Drama Camp from past years.
Arts Alive “Film Camp” is an exciting new camp for aspiring film makers between the ages of 12-16 or going into 7th-10th grades. Campers will have the opportunity conceptualize, film, star in and create a movie which will be highlighted as part of a showcase at the end of camp.***
*Must either have a cell phone or a video camera to be able to help record.
*If we end up with some
really good movies, then
there is even a possibility
that your movie will be
able to be highlighted as a
special short and play before
a big movie shown at a later
date The Ohio Theatre!
Arts Alive “Creative Creatures”
Drama Camp is a performing arts
day camp for creative kids
between the ages of 5-8 or
going into K-3rd grades. During
the camp kids will learn basic
performing skills in drama, staging,
movement and creating
a character. They will
have fun getting to bring a
Creative Creature to life and
will have the opportunity
to perform in a showcase at
the end of the camp.***
Arts Alive “Digging Deeper” Drama Camp is a performing arts day camp for students between the ages of 13-18 or going into 8th-12th grades. During the camp we will be
digging deeper into the
different elements of theatre
and performing through learning
more about Auditioning, Improv,
Makeup and Directing and
Monologues. Campers will have the
opportunity to perform as part of a
showcase at the end of camp.***
***Every camp will have some sort of a showcase at the end. We would love to be able to do a combined showcase with all of the camps. With things changing in our world so quickly, we don’t know at this point if that will be possible.
We will wait to make the final decisions as we continue to see how regulations change and evolve along the way. Either way, whether it is a live showcase or a virtual showcase, the kids will have some sort of a performing opportunity at the end of camp. Announcements will be make ASAP.
For complete schedule and registration information, click the link below for a printable brochure.
For more information contact Sally Hollenbach at
or leave a message at The Ohio Theatre box office at 419-994-3750
Meet the Instructors
The primary instructor this summer will be creator and founder of the Arts Alive program, Sally Hollenbach. Sally has been a professional singer, songwriter, recording artist and musical theatre performer for over 26 years. She toured nationally over 15 years with Grant & Sally, Ministries, Inc. and two years with Re-Creation USA. She has been a songwriter for Songs for the Planet in Nashville, TN, recorded 14 Albums and featured in countless musicals & plays. She has been a part of every Mohican Community Show whether acting onstage or behind the scenes as the Musical & Technical Director or Directing the show. Sally has a passion for the theatre and helping to give educational and performing opportunities to the next generation. She has a BA in Voice & Music Theory from Ashland University and is The Ohio Theatre Director.
One of of special guest instructors this summer will be Marissa Burd. Marissa is a Loudonville graduate, teaches English at Loudonville High School, and also directs for the LHS Drama Club. She started doing community theatre with the Loudonville Players at the age of 9 until it's last production in 2005 when she was 17 years old. Besides community theatre, she was active in her high school drama club and even went on to do theatre in college, earning her Bachelors of Arts in Theatre from Miami University of Ohio in 2009. In 2015 she helped create Mohican Community Theatre under the Loudonville Theatre and Arts Committee. She has her hand in every MCT production whether it's directing, acting, marketing, lighting, box office, make up, or anything else she can help with. Theatre has always been and will always be a part of her life.
Another special guest instructor this summer will be long time supporter of the Arts in our community, Traci Cooper. Traci is a 6th grade ELA, writing and Social Studies teacher in the Loudonville-Perrysville School District. She was a part of Loudonville Players for many years and was also instrumental in helping to create Mohican Community Theatre back in 2015. She has directed plays and musicals at the high school for many years and is also one of the directors in Mohican Community Theatre. Just as comfortable on stage as she is off, Traci has entertained audiences for years through countless shows. She has been the head of the Drama Station at the Arts Alive Drama Camp for the past 5 years and loves being able to pass on knowledge to the next generation of budding actors and actresses.
We would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to our sponsors for helping to make this summer program possible!
July 20th-24th, 2020
Have you ever dreamed of creating artistic masterpieces? Do you enjoy painting? Drawing? Coloring? Creating? Then Arts Alive Art Camp is for YOU! If you’re between the ages of 9-18 or are going into 4th-12th grades and want to be a part of this very special event, then get registered for Arts Alive 2020 Art Camp today!
During the week kids will learn basic elements and principles of design, perspective, color mixing, painting techniques and medium and much more. Students will get to create their own masterpiece which will be displayed a special Artist's Showcase Event for family and friends at the end of the week. We will make announcements closer to time how that showcase will have to look like this year.
Based on the current regulations, camp will be limited to just nine campers this year. If that changes as the summer progresses, we may be able to open it up more spaces. Be sure to get registered right away. When it fills up, campers will be placed on a waiting list.
Our Arts Alive Art Camp instructor, Lara Spreng, has been drawing ever since she can remember. She has studied oil and acrylic painting, drawing, design, ceramics, and photography at both the high school and collegiate level. Locally, she taught acrylic painting for 3 years in Loudonville’s Arts in Action after school program, painted the windows at the library for multiple summer reading programs, created numerous painting projects in the local schools, and has been the art station leader at Arts Alive Drama Camp for the past 3 years. Most recently, Lara created an after school art club for the LP Jr High and painted the sets and props for MCT’s musical "Annie" and "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown."
For more information contact Sally Hollenbach at or leave a message at
The Ohio Theatre office at 419-994-3750
Click the button below for more information and printable registration brochure