Austin Children's Theater


Table Reading

AUSTIN CHILDRENS THEATER (ACT) is proud to present the world premier of an Original Works Program production of the Original Musical Project WELCOME TO CAMP KATCHIKOOTEE. Directed by Adam Roberts, written by Susan Busa and introducing a new team of 4 composers, this musical adventure into the sleep away camp life is sure to be a campin’ good time.

ACT will be hosting a table reading of our newest original musical, WELCOME TO CAMP KATCHIKOOTEE.

Join us Tuesday May 26 at 7pm.

We are looking for talented actors to participate in the reading. If you are interested in being a part of the creative process through the reading, please call us at 512.927.6633. We are looking to have readers of all ages (even adults). If you are interested, we’ll be happy to send you a break down of each character. We are looking for about 21 people to read for us. We will provide dinner at 6:30 for all those willing to read.

Learn more about the show and the steps taken to write an original musical. Whether you want to read or just listen in, join us for the table reading on Tuesday, May 26th at 7:00pm in the Hyde Park Methodist Church located at 4001 Speedway, 78751.

What’s a table reading?….. Well, a table reading is where the writer has the chance to hear a draft of the show out loud to see how it sounds and it’s a great opportunity for you to see (and hear) part of the writer’s creative process.


While the show is about a sleep away camp, ACT only keeps the youth performers from 9-5 M-F for three weeks as we produce the musical! In that time students will work with industry professionals on all the skills needed to perform in a musical including voice, choreography, blocking or staging, working with a live band and much more . Each student will also have the opportunity to explore the technical aspect of theater from working on lighting to designing the costumes. We will also be spend some time in a professional recording studio to cut a soundtrack of all the songs from the show. This three week specialty program is June 22- July 12, with performances July 9-12.

Directing the show is Adam Roberts who has been a member of the ACT family since it began. Adam is a well know vocal coach, choreographer and director. He has served as the artistic director, musical director or choreographer for over sixty musicals to date. Assistant Directing is Talena Martinez, founder and Excutive Director of ACT, works in with local Austin theaters such as The VORTEX, Different Stages, Westlake High School, The Jewish Community Center and St. Stephen’s. Susan Busa has written scripts for many venues, including NBC and Hallmark Hall of Fame. Her script REUNION is currently in development at MGM. The composers include, Nathan Dunton, ACT’s resident composer, has written the music for THE STORY and JUST AS YOU ARE, Aaron Brown, a well known local composer who has been composing for over ten years, Sara Kaye, the art and music teacher at The Jewish Academy, and Ryan Borses, a sophomore in high school at St. Stephen’s.