June 21, 2021

The City of Salem and Liars & Believers present a Free Yellow Bird Theatre Camp

by Felicia Cheney

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The City of Salem’s Arts & Culture Program is pleased to announce a FREE three-day theatre camp for Salem youth in Salem’s Old Town Hall & Derby Square in partnership with Cambridge-based experimental theatre ensemble, Liars & Believers.

In this fun and dynamic camp, participants will learn some of the basic skills needed to be a creative and expressive theatre artist. Each day, campers will: learn the fundamentals of improv, puppetry, and clowning; build their own puppets, and learn how to make them come alive; create their own clown character and even go home with a nose of their own! Campers will leave having discovered their most simple, honest, and silliest selves. 

At the end of the three days, Liars and Believers will present their charming family-friendly show, Yellow Bird Chase FREE for the community.  Following the performances, camp participates will join the professional cast to show off their new theater skills.

Camp Details:
 Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, July 21-23, 10 am – 2 pm
Who: Salem Residents ages 7 to 17. Camp can accept up to 30 participants. Slots will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
Where: Derby Square (or inside Old Town Hall weather dependent), 32 Derby Sq. Salem, MA
What to Bring: Lunch, Snacks, Sunscreen, Plenty of Water, & a Face Mask if moved indoors*

*For the continued protection of the public and City staff, masks are required to be worn over the mouth and nose when inside all Salem City buildings until further notice.

What it Costs:
  FREE for all participants


 To register for this fun & free summer camp, please download, fill out and send back the registration form found at the following link to Beth Forrestal at bforrestal@salem.com:

Visit here for registration form: http://bit.ly/LABCampRegistration

Performance Details:
When: Saturday, July 22 at noon
Who: Open to ALL
Where: Derby Square (or inside Old Town Hall weather dependent), 32 Derby Sq. Salem, MA
What to Bring: chairs or blankets to sit on if outside and picnic lunch if you like!
What it Costs:  FREE FOR ALL – No tickets or registration required.

Who is LAB:

Founded in 2009 and based in Cambridge, MA, Liars & Believers (LAB) creates original live shows with music, movement, masks, poetry, puppets, video, clown, live bands, aerialists, swords. Liars & Believers is committed to making art accessible in as many ways as possible. The LAB was one of the first theatres in greater Boston with the MCC’s “UP Designation,” recognized as a leader in accessibility in Massachusetts. In their own words, “We tell stories that explore what it means to be human in this world we share. We recognize the historic inequities in our society, our industry, and our own company. We acknowledge the pain and injustices felt by BIPOC communities and we are committed to addressing them.  We must use our voices to lift others. It is our responsibility to seek justice and combat the systemic racism that plagues our nation.” Visit liarsandbelievers.com to learn more!


Julie Barry, Senior Planner for Arts & Culture

City of Salem | Department of Planning & Community Development

98 Washington St., 2nd Floor | Salem, MA  01970

978-619-5685  ext. 42506 | jbarry@salem.com

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