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The mission of the Theatrical Learning Center (TLC) is to create well-rounded, kind, and informed young theater artists. 

By providing an environment and culture where a student can act true to themselves, they can then be true to the craft of acting.

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Get Involved


We are excited to announce that the Vero Beach Theatre Guild is hosting it's 2nd annual a performing arts school this summer called the Theatrical Learning Center or the TLC.  


The purpose of the Theatrical Learning Center is to create well-rounded, kind, and informed artists in the dynamic world of theatre. If you are 3rd grade - 9th grade and want to explore acting, stage production, the art of make-up and costumes and more - please apply below!


June 10th - June 28th

Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM

End of Camp Performance Dates:

Friday, June 28th @ 7:00 PM

Saturday, June 29th @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, June 30th @ 2:00 PM


All students entering 3rd-9th grade in Fall of 2024



(limited scholarships available based on financial need)


Puffs: 7 increasingly eventful years of magic and magic

Summer Camp 2024

   This summer, the VBTG Theatrical Learning Center will be holding their kid's summer camp June 3-21, with performances on June 21,22,23. This year's production will be PUFFS!

     PUFFS is a hilarious parody of a familiar story. In this show, Wayne Hopkins, a regular boy, discovers he is a wizard and goes to school in England where he makes two best friends.   These three potential heroes are just trying to make it through a magic school and avoid attacks by Evil Wizards!


Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning loyal outsiders with a thing for Badgers.  Their epic quest takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.


This story is for anyone who is was never destined to be a hero but knowing,  no matter what, you are still important to everyone around you. 

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The camp is more than putting on a show. Along with the show, there will be theatre acting, dance, and music classes held during the day as well as built into the camp time. There will also be learning about the technical elements of the theatre built into the day as well.

 Students will learn all the elements of theatre, and perform in two different  " opening and closing numbers" based on the " theme " of the camp and the show itself.

  ALL campers are involved in all aspects of the show!

 By the end of the three weeks campers will be familiar with all the performance elements directors expect:


  • Acting

  • Music

  • Movement

  • Technology (lights, sound, etc.)


They will be familiar with theatrical terminology,  rehearsing and performing the theatre elements learned for live audiences, and have an overall appreciation of the theatre/theatre arts as a whole.


The camp  also supports the initiative of Indian River County and children's reading ability (i.e. reading on grade level by third grade.)


     Instructors for the camp are:


Dee Rose:

Former Theatre teacher VBHS/ Professional Actress/Singer/Dancer Director     


Megan Callahan: 

Professional Actress/ Singer/Dancer, Elementary Theatre Teacher, NYU grad

Beth Shestak: 

Professional Actress/ /Singer/Dancer/Director


Greg Harris:

Professional Actor/Singer/Dancer, Theatre/ Choir teacher at Storm Grove Middle School

Meet Your Director

Megan Callahan is thrilled to be returning to VBTG to direct Puffs through the Theatrical Learning Center this summer! Originally from Vero Beach, Megan attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts where she received a BFA in Drama, studying at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, the Experimental Theatre Wing, and New Studio on Broadway.


She worked for years Off-Broadway, starring in The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking. After relocating to Vero Beach from NYC, Megan most recently was seen playing "Wednesday Addams" in The VBTG production of The Addams Family. 


Megan has over a decade of experience working in children's and educational theatre.  She founded the VBHS Summerstage program under Dee Rose-Imbro, directing Almost, Maine (Summer 2016), All in the Timing (Summer 2017), and Broadway on a Budget (Summer 2018). She regularly choreographed the VBHS Drama Camp for five consecutive summers and has achieved several "Critics Choice" awards at the Florida State Thespians Festival with her choreography. Most recently, she served as the drama teacher at Creative Arts Academy of St. Lucie.


Looking towards the summer, Megan is committed to fostering a safe theatrical space for students to take risks, find their joy, and build their confidence - on and off the stage! The story of Puffs is all about finding where you belong - which is a sentiment she strives to mirror throughout the camp experience

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Dean of Theatrical Education

Michael D. Naffziger (Master Class Instructor) is a TONY nominated theatre educator and director. He has been an actor, director, and producer of theatre for over a decade.


Before becoming the Theatre Director at Indian River Charter High School, Michael was the producer for the D-Gallery Theatre in Los Angeles, while performing with The Redlands Civic-Light Opera.


At Indian River Charter High School, several of Michael’s productions have received the title of “Florida Thespian Mainstage '' and have been invited to perform in professional theatres (The STRAZ Center for the Performing Arts and The Tampa Theatre).


Some of his latest productions include Lord of the Flies, The Fantasticks, Camelot, To Kill A Mockingbird, Jekyll and Hyde, and CATS. Michael is the owner of the lighting company East Coast Encore, and the Vice President of The Vero Beach Theatre Guild. Michael lives in Vero Beach with his incredibly supportive wife, Lindsay, and his two amazing children, Alyzsa Love (16) and Jagger Dones (13).


Michael Naffziger

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