All the camp’s a stage

Troy Donehue wants his young campers involved in all facets of theater

Troy Donehue pauses from a directing a play rehearsal to pose for a photograph. Donehue oversees the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Department’s Theater Camp each summer, and is working with students for their upcoming production of “Kilroy Was Here.”

Troy Donehue pauses from a directing a play rehearsal to pose for a photograph. Donehue oversees the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Department’s Theater Camp each summer, and is working with students for their upcoming production of “Kilroy Was Here.” Photo by Julie Smith.

Troy Donehue clearly remembers his first experience with the theater.

“I auditioned in my junior year of high school and didn’t make it,” he said. “My senior year I was in chorus and made it, and have been in theater ever since.”

Donehue now oversees the fine arts camp, which is part of Jefferson City’s Parks, Recreation and Forestry’s annual summer program.

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