Thanks for the memories TAP Campers 2019

Join us in 2020 for our 18th year!


Summer camp at TAP offers camps for teens in Filmmaking, Musical Theatre, Acting, Songwriting & Technical Theatre/Design.

Camp Philosophy

Texas Arts Project offers a per­son­al­ized artis­tic jour­ney com­bin­ing inter-dis­ci­pli­nary course work, indi­vid­ual atten­tion from indus­try pro­fes­sion­als, artis­tic chal­lenges encour­ag­ing growth, and a safe space for stu­dents from all back­grounds to over­come per­son­al artis­tic obsta­cles.

There is no bench­mark at TAP camp. We believe that with direc­tion and moti­va­tion, each camper can push beyond his or her per­ceived per­son­al lim­i­ta­tions. Teachers use the small class­es as an oppor­tu­ni­ty to advance and enhance each stu­den­t’s per­son­al jour­ney. Fast-paced, pro­fes­sion­al-style rehearsals and film shoots allow campers to excel as both artists and peo­ple. Campers leave with a sense of per­son­al ful­fill­ment, often exhibit­ing greater self-con­fi­dence, a deep­er pas­sion for their art form and a true com­mit­ment to them­selves, their art, and the peo­ple around them.

St. Stephen's Episcopal School and Texas Arts Project
Non-Discriminatory Practices

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School admits stu­dents of any race, col­or, nation­al and eth­nic ori­gin, gen­der identity/​expression, or sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion to all the rights, priv­i­leges, pro­grams, and activ­i­ties gen­er­al­ly accord­ed or made avail­able to stu­dents at the school. St. Stephen’s does not dis­crim­i­nate on the basis of race, col­or, nation­al and eth­nic ori­gin, gen­der identity/​expression, or sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion in admin­is­tra­tion of its edu­ca­tion­al poli­cies, admis­sions poli­cies, schol­ar­ship and loan pro­grams, and ath­let­ic and oth­er school pro­grams.
St. Stephen’s, an equal oppor­tu­ni­ty employ­er, fol­lows a pol­i­cy of nondis­crim­i­na­tion with respect to employ­ees and job appli­cants. Employee policies/​procedures and the recruit­ment and hir­ing of prospec­tive employ­ees are made with­out regard to race, col­or, gen­der identity/​expression, nation­al ori­gin, age, dis­abil­i­ty, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, or oth­er sta­tus pro­tect­ed by applic­a­ble law.

Check out a few of our awesome former campers...

Vincent Hooper — Hamilton: An American Musical National Tour

After study­ing at Texas Arts Project, Vincent went on to per­form all over the coun­try in both the­atre and film before return­ing to teach at Texas Arts Project. He is cur­rent­ly star­ring in the nation­al tour of Hamilton: An American Musical, begin­ning his run with the acclaimed pro­duc­tion in Puerto Rico per­form­ing on stage with Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Donelvan Thigpen — Cincinnati Conservatory of Music — BFA Musical Theatre

After study­ing at Texas Arts Project, Donnie went on to con­tin­ue his edu­ca­tion at CCM. After earn­ing his degree he returned to TAP camp as an instruc­tor in musi­cal the­atre. He is cur­rent­ly in Las Vegas star­ring as the music leg­end Prince in Purple Reign at the Tropicana.

CurrieWood_Wallis_picWallis Currie-Wood — The Juilliard School ’14

After her time at Texas Arts Project, Wallis went on to study at The Juilliard School, per­form­ing in pro­duc­tions of Twelfth Night, The Cherry Orchard, and Buried Child. After grad­u­a­tion, Wallis appeared in The Intern (star­ring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro) and can be seen as Stephanie “Stevie” McCord on Madam Secretary on CBS.

Phipps_Grace_picGrace Phipps

After grad­u­at­ing high school, Grace starred in Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach Movie 2 with The Disney Channel, and as Bee in the 2011 remake of Friday Night, the 1985 hor­ror film. She can also be seen on the ABC Family series The Nine Lives of Chloe King and in ten episodes of sea­son four of The Vampire Diaries.

Brendle_Travis_picTravis Brendle — Cincinnati Conservatory of Music — BFA Stage Management ’10

Upon earn­ing his degree in Stage Management, Travis served as a Production Manager for Norwegian Cruise Line from 2013 – 2015, and as Production Supervisor for the mind blow­ing, Broadway spec­tac­u­lar, The Illusionists from 2015 to 2017. He is now work­ing as the man­ag­er for Shows and Entertainment with Virgin Voyages, the new­ly launched cruise line by Richard Branson.

Gehring_Nicole_picNicole Gehring — Point Park University — BFA Musical Theatre ’10

Nicole is cur­rent­ly a free­lance gen­er­al manager/​consultant for the­atri­cal pro­duc­tions in New York City. She has worked on the nation­al tours of A Christmas StoryDirty Dancing, and Pageant: The Musical, and served as the com­pa­ny man­ag­er for Davenport Theatrical Enterprises and  PUFFS, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic.

Coy Branscum — Millikin University — BFA Musical Theatre ’15
Alexa Cepeda — Ithaca College — BFA Musical Theatre ’16
Jenna Carson — American Musical and Dramatic Academy ’16
Jacob Scott — Webster University — BFA Musical Theatre ’17
Christopher Washington — 
University of Michigan - BFA Musical Theatr
Korina Lurie 
 - North Carolina School of the Arts — BFA Acting
Jenna Scott — 
Belmont University — BM Commercial Music
Lena Owens — 
Oklahoma University — BFA Musical Theatre
Keith Gruber — 
Oklahoma University - BFA Musical Theatre 
Kate Brimmer — 
Oklahoma University — BFA Musical Theatre 
Renelle Wilson -
Boston University — BFA Acting 
Jacob Oderberg - Texas Christian University - BFA Acting 
Matthew Moore - Elon University — BFA Musical Theatre
Madison Calicchia — 
New York University, Tisch - BFA Filmmaking 
Hannah Roberts — Otterbein University — BFA Musical Theatre
Matthew Kennedy — Texas State University — BFA Acting
Evan Hays — Texas State University — BFA Acting
Bailey Kearns — Roosevelt University — BFA Musical Theatre/​Voice


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