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Theater Camp Bonus Clip Explores The Comedy’s Improvision Methods (EXCLUSIVE)-TGN


  • Exclusive clip of bonus features from Theater Camp, a comedy movie set in a theater camp, reveals the unique filming process and improvisational nature of the film.
  • The improv element brings fresh and organic moments to the absurd world of the camp, with genuine chemistry between the stars bringing the film to life.
  • Directed by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman, Theater Camp will be available on digital with bonus features on September 14.



Screen Rant is excited to present an exclusive clip of the bonus features from the comedy movie Theater Camp. The movie takes place at AdirondACTS, a theater camp in upstate New York where budding young performers flock in the hopes of greatness. When Joan (Amy Sedaris), the founder of the camp, falls into a coma, her brother Troy (Ben Platt) steps up to run the camp. Although clueless, he’ll work with the eccentric teachers to help them and the students put on a truly great performance, even if he doesn’t really understand what’s going on.

Theater Camp is based on the 2020 short film of the same name by Noah Galvin, Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman, and Ben Platt. The movie first debuted at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Theater Camp will be available on digital beginning September 14, and Screen Rant has a first look at one of the bonus features that come with the home release.

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In Screen Rant’s exclusive Theater Camp clip, the creators discuss the unique filming process of the movie. They explain that it was shot similar to a documentary in some ways because the script, or “scriptment” was looser. This gave them the freedom to lean into how heavily improvisational they wanted this to be. They also break down how they balanced improvisation with accomplishing what was needed in each scene. This could mean fully written scenes or bullet points of what needs to be accomplished, including jokes.

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Theater Camp leans into the absurdity of this world, with teachers taking the training extremely seriously. The improvisation element allows these moments to feel fresh and organic as the actors experiment and try things. Part of why this works so well is the genuine chemistry between the stars. This brings the world to life in a way that feels real and pokes fun at the world that they themselves have lived in.

Theater Camp is directed by Molly Gordon and Nick Lieberman. The movie was written by Gordon, Lieberman, Noah Galvin, and Ben Platt, who also created the short film this movie is adapted from. Theater Camp stars Galvin, Gordon, Platt, Jimmy Tatro, Patti Harrison, Nathan Lee Graham, and Ayo Edebiri. Theater Camp is rated PG-13 with a run time of 93 minutes.

Theater Camp will be available at digital retailers on September 14 with all-new bonus features.

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