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Camp training East Texas kids for the spotlight

Students learn how to create scars and open wounds in a stage makeup class. Students learn how to create scars and open wounds in a stage makeup class.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

They have bullet wounds, impaled arms, and battle scars. Don't worry it's all fake at Camp CenterStage in Lufkin.

Students showed-off their scars in the stage make-up class Thursday afternoon, but that's only one of many activities at the drama camp.

From exploring character movement to core classes in acting, and voice and diction, the annual camp helps school-aged children perfect their skills on the stage.

Younger children stay for a week, but the older children camp longer and work on two plays. They write one of the plays themselves.

Some of the students have been coming to the camp for years.

"Thank you for accepting me into this camp again," said Camper Tiara West. "I know it's getting kind of old seeing me, but we love each other."

"A lot of times, these are kids that don't fit in a certain clique," said Camp CenterStage Director Teresa Ragland. "They may not be the jock or the cheerleader, but they want to belong to something and it is an outlet for them to be really creative."

The students will act in a performance open to the public on Saturday, June 25 at 10:30 a.m. in the Temple Theater at Angelina College.

For more information about Camp CenterStage click here.

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