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Theatre Uncut

Theatre Uncut  is a residential high school experience where you will spend 9 days with us here at Liberty. You will interact with Liberty Theatre faculty in small master classes, collaborate with current theatre majors, experience Liberty University up close and personal, and enjoy the freedom to integrate faith and art.

Theatre Uncut features two distinct experiences from which to choose: Performance: Onstage and Production: Backstage. The Onstage track will focus on performance theory and campers will perform a final performance cabaret. The Backstage track will focus on design and production and campers will help produce and manage the cabaret. At Theatre Uncut you will collaborate with fellow artists from across the nation, develop long-lasting friendships, and refine the skills and talents that God has given you.

Session Information

June 17-25, 2023

  • Grades: Students who have completed grades 9, 10, 11, or 12.
  • Location: Liberty University – Green Hall (Campus Map)
  • Theatre Uncut Cake & Punch Reception: June 24, 2023, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. located in the Lahaye Event Space. Campers attend free. Family members can purchase tickets, $5/guest when registering online. Attire is business casual.
  • Theatre Performance Cabaret: June 24, 2023, 7:30 p.m. located in the Tower Theater


 Enrollment Deadline: June 5, 2023

  • Tuition: $1000.00. Includes room, board, and collegiate level instruction from Liberty University faculty and industry guests
    • Early Bird: $870 now through May 31, 2023
  • Returner Rate:  $75 off tuition for students who have attended a previous Theatre Uncut session
  • Sibling Discount: When registering multiple children at the same time, receive one of the following corresponding discounts:
    • For 2 children, 20% off the second registration’s tuition cost
    • For 3 children, 30% off the third registration’s tuition cost
    • For 4 children, 40% off the fourth registration’s tuition cost
  • Multi-Session Discount: When registering a camper for two sessions, receive 20% off the second session’s tuition cost.
  • Refunds: Full refunds with a 5% cancellation fee are available until 2 weeks before camp begins. Refunds are not available after this date. *When registering online do not select “Active Refund” at checkout. This is an unnecessary added cost. 

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Travel Itinerary

On June 17, 2023, you should arrive and check in from 12-4:30 p.m. at Commons 2. On June 25, camp will conclude after the morning worship service, which ends at 10:30 a.m. For those arriving and/or departing by plane, please choose flights that work within the check-in and check-out time frames. If a flight is not available within the time frames, please choose a flight closest to them and we will do our best to accommodate.

Uncut Series provides shuttle service to and from the Lynchburg Amtrak Station, the Lynchburg Bus Station, and the Lynchburg Regional Airport. Students may also wish to fly into the Roanoke Regional Airport or Greensboro Regional Airport; however, shuttle service will not be provided from these locations. For those traveling by bus, train, or plane, and in need of shuttle service, please email Chris Nelson (cnelson@liberty.edu) with your itinerary no later than June 12, 2023.

Camp Schedule & Audition Information

  • All students are to prepare an audition for Theatre Uncut, which will take place on Sunday morning, June 18th. All campers will perform in the performance cabaret at the end of the week. These auditions simply give our staff a chance to see the campers and cast them accordingly.
  • Audition details:
    • Prepare a 1-minute contemporary, comedic monologue from a play or movie
    • Choose and prepare one of the musical selections posted below. The sheet music is clearly marked with a START and END. You will have a piano accompanist for the auditions.
    • There will be dance auditions as well, but there is nothing to prepare ahead of time. You will learn the steps during the auditions.
  • Female Audition Songs
  • Male Audition Songs

Camp Schedule

Daily Schedule 2023 (PDF)

Camp Counselors

Jordan Prather

BFA in Acting

Mclean, VA


As It Is In Heaven – Sister Hannah
Parade (Alluvion) – Ensemble
A Christmas Carol (Alluvion) – Mrs. Fezziwig/Old Joe
Decipher – Elizabeth Van Lew
Fiddler on the Roof (Alluvion) – Mirala/Grandma Tzeitel/U/S Yente
Little Moon of Alban – Shelagh Mangan/Vocal Captain

The Darkest Evening – Mother
42nd Street – Pit singer/Vocal Captain/U/S Maggie
Emma – Mrs. Elton/Mrs. Bates/Elizabeth Martin/Vocal Captain
Romeo & Juliet – Nurse
The Music Man (Alluvion) – Ensemble/U/S Mrs. Shinn/Mrs. Paroo


Charity Turley

BFA in Acting & B.S. in Theatre Arts

Martinsburg, WV


Our Town – Assistant Costume Manager
Spring On Everest – Choreographer
A Christmas Carol (Alluvion) – Light and Sound Assistent
Doubt – Props Manager
Fiddler on the Roof (Alluvion) – Assistant Props Manager
Little Moon of Alban – Sister Catherine/U/S Sister Servant

Measure for Measure – Juliet/Francisca
42nd Street – Ensemble
You Can’t Take it With You – Penny Sycamore
Romeo & Juliet – Lady Montagu/Dance Captain/U/S Lady Capulet
One West Main Workshop – Stage Manager


Nicolette Pilalis

BFA in Musical Theatre & B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies

Roselle, IL

Crazy for You – Vera
42nd Street – Diane Lorimer
Curtains – Georgia Hendricks/Dance Captain
The Music Man (Alluvion) – Teenager/Dance Captain


McKenzie Ohler

BFA in Acting

Forest, VA

Little Moon of Alban – Sister Angelica
The Darkest Evening – Elinor White
You Can’t Take it with You – Rheb
One West Main – Ellen Glasgow


Aaron Hall

BFA in Musical Theatre



Bright Star (Alluvion) – Ensemble (Featured Dancer)
The Drowsy Chaperone – Robert Martin/Dance Captain
A Christmas Carol (Alluvion) – Young Scrooge/Ghost/Undertaker/Fish Monger
Decipher – Ensemble/Projections Designer
Crazy for You – Bobby Child
Fiddler on the Roof (Alluvion) – Motel Profile
The Darkest Evening – Groom/Fight Captain/choreograph

Little Moon of Alban – Patch Keegan
42nd Street – Billy Lawlor/Dance Captain
Curtains – Lt. Frank Cioffi/Fight Captain
Emma – George Knightley
Romeo & Juliet – Tybalt/Fight Captain
Silent Sky – Projections Designer
The Music Man (Alluvion) – Tommy Djilas/Harold U/S/Dance Captain


Samuel Naine

BFA in Musical Theatre

Richmond, VA


Parade (Alluvion) – Ensemble
Drowsy Chaperone – Ensemble
Crazy For You – Ensemble
A Christmas Carol (Alluvion) – Harry/Ensemble
Oliver! – Mr. Sowerberry/Ensemble
Fiddler on the Roof (Alluvion) – Bottle Dancer/Russian Dancer/Ensemble

 42nd Street – Ensemble
Curtains – Ensemble
Emma – Robert Martin
Romeo & Juliet – Peter/Combat Ensemble
The Music Man (Alluvion) – Ensemble


Josh Thomas

BFA in Musical Theatre

Sterling, VA


Our Town – George Gibbs
A Christmas Carol (Alluvion) – Young Marley/Ensemble
Decipher – Ensemble
Crazy for You – Wyatt Earp/ Ensemble
Fiddler on the Roof (Alluvion) – Perchik
Oliver! – Ensemble

The Darkest Evening – Robert Frost
42nd Street – Andy Lee
Curtains – Bobby Pepper/ Dance Captain
Emma – Frank Churchill
Romeo & Juliet – Paris
The Music Man (Alluvion) – Ensemble


Armon Davis

BFA in Acting

Suffolk, VA


Our Town – Joe/Si Crowell
A Christmas Carol (Alluvion) – Banker/Fezzi Guest/Monk/ U/S Mr. Smythe
Decipher –  Bradley/Shields
Crazy For You – Jimmy/Cowboy Quartet
Fiddler On The Roof (Alluvion) – Sasha/ U/S Fyedka
Oliver! – Mr. Bumble/Children’s Dance Captain

The Darkest Evening – Groom/Dance Captain
42nd Street – Ensemble/ U/S Andy
Curtains – Harv Freemont
Emma – Mr. Weston/Dance Captain
Romeo & Juliet – Prince Escalus
The Music Man (Alluvion) – Teenager Ensemble/U/S Marcellus

Special Guests

Joel Ashur

Graduate of the Liberty University Theatre Department

His recent credits include How the Light Gets In at 1st Stage, Bars and Measures at Mosaic Theater Company, Nollywood Dreams at Round House Theatre, Sweat at Fulton Theatre, Sister Act at North Carolina Theatre, Lombardi at Actors Theatre of Indiana, and A Friend of a Friend at Capital Repertory Theatre.

David Hahn

David has had an extensive career in music and theater. He current serves as Chair of the Michael W. Smith Center for Commercial Music at Liberty University. He has served as Music Director for many musicals including Into the Woods, Cinderella, Annie Get Your Gun, Little Women, South Pacific, Crazy for You, and 42nd Street. His debut with Alluvion Stage was as the Bishop in Les Miserable. David studied Voice with Donald Miller, creator of Voce Vista, at Syracuse University, and enjoys teaching voice, songwriting, and music technology. David came to Liberty University from Nashville where he was actively involved in recording and producing. His EP, Sky, is available on all streaming formats. He especially loves the intersection of faith and the performing arts, and working with singers, singer/actors, songwriters, and stage.

Nirva Ready

Nirva Ready was born in Brooklyn and raised in Chicago by her Haitian immigrant parents. Her first break in music came when she accepted a position as a touring singer for Joyce Meyer youth ministries. A chance encounter with Toby Mac in 2001 led to a 17-year career as a singer performer and Toby’s Diverse City band. in 2016, Nirva formed a musical duet with her husband as Seth and Nirva. Among other accomplishments Nirva has had the pleasure of singing with high profile artists such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Mandisa, and Natalie Grant and others. In recent years she’s branched out into podcast hosting, leading worship at her church, and releasing solo music. Nirva currently serves as assistant professor of commercial music at Liberty University School of Music.

Camp Coordinator

Chris Nelson

Theatre Uncut Coordinator

Chris began his career in acting after graduating from college and has specialized in film acting. He has since worked with Terrence Malick and alongside Colin Farrell on The New World as well as appearing in independent feature films Judges and As It Is in Heaven.

Chris continues to act professionally as he takes on additional creative projects, including work on Liberty’s ongoing audio theatre series, The Encounter. Chris enjoys coaching young, motivated actors, developing opportunities for active learning in the arts, and coordinating summer camps for young people.

Theatre Uncut Master Classes: The Stanislavski System, The Meisner Approach, Acting for Stage & Screen


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